Events

Join in the fun with VIP Services and come to our events. We hold several fund raising events each year including golf, bowling and tailgate parties.

Stir It Up – Tickets on sale!

It’s the 4th Annual Stir It Up, a Walworth County-wide fundraiser on Sunday, November 4 from 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School.  

This year’s event benefits: VIP Services, New Beginnings – Domestic Violence Shelter Build for Walworth County, Lakeland Animal Shelter and area high school music programs.

For tickets – click here!

For more information, go to: www.stiritupwalco.com.

The event is hosted by VIP Services and the Rotary Club of Elkhorn.

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VIP’s 20th Annual Golf Outing – Monday, June 11th

The VIP Services 20th Annual Golf Outing is Monday, June 11th at Big Foot Country Club.  The event is presented by Kikkoman Foods, Inc. and the Kikkoman Foods Foundation, along with Awards Dinner sponsor Tankcraft Corporation / Plasticraft Corporation.

Funds generated from this annual event play a vital role in supporting the mission of VIP Services to empower people with disabilities to explore and experience endless possibilities.

 Registration Form:  2018 VIP Golf Outing Invitation Brochure

 GOLF OUTING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Co-chairs Cherie Ackman and Bob Putnam, Cheri Brost, Rose Crandall, Kathi George, Jim Homan, Regan Homan, Larry Kosiek, Donna Neshek, Bill Ring and Mark Stinebrink

Event Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m.    Registration, Putting Green and Buffet Lunch
  • 11:30 a.m.     Shotgun Start
  • 5:00 p.m.      19th Hole Reception
  • 6:15 p.m.       Welcome, Dinner, Program, Auctions and Awards

 2018 Sponsors To Date

Presenting Sponsor – Kikkoman Foods Inc. and Kikkoman Foods Foundation

Course Sponsor – Aldridge Electric

Awards Dinner Sponsor – Tankcraft / Plasticraft

Lunch Sponsor – MPC, Inc.

 Eagle Sponsors for:

 Birdie Sponsors:

Platinum Medal Sponsors:

  • Marge Bellock
  • Tim and Dani Brellenthin
  • Michael and Julie Cotter
  • Tom and Donna Neshek Family Foundation

Gold Medal Sponsors:

  • Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Co.
  • Bob and Carol Foster
  • Mike and Kathi George
  • Greenbriar Canine Academy—Cindy Simonsen
  • Integra Seating
  • George and Mary Jorndt
  • Matustik Builders
  • Bob & Rita O’Brien
  • Plote Construction Inc.
  • VIP Services’ Management Staff

Silver Medal Sponsors:

  • Thomas & Cathy Arnold
  • Edward Jones—offices of: Stacy Whiteman & Isaac Hart
  • Hummel Construction LLC
  • Tom & Mary Oehler

Bronze Medal Sponsors:

  • Carolyn & Joe Chambers
  • Lynn Crawford
  • Greg & Debbie Hammes
  • Joel and Sue Stokes-Nelson
  • The Rauland Agency, Inc.
  • Wayne & Karen Rockenbach
  • Fred Van Strydronck
  • William & Margaret Walker
  • Mark R. Weksler & Company
  • Gerald and Barbara Tax
  • Bradley Young

Friend Sponsor:

  • William and Marie Trow

Online Registration is now CLOSED:

For sponsorship & golfer info, please contact Julie Cotter at 262-723-4043 ext. 105 or juliecotter@vipservices-inc.org.  

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Volunteer Recognition Reception – Tuesday, April 17

Please join us for this special event to recognize and thank our volunteers for their service and dedication. In addition, we will be recognizing, Paul Kremer for his long-time service as a VIP Volunteer and Ambassador Coach.  The event is from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Light refreshments are provided by The Elk Restaurant.  

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lynne Dempsey at 262-723-4043 ext. 106 or Lynnedempsey@vipservices-inc.org  by April 13, 2018.  

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VIP’s Bowl-a-thon FUNdraiser – Saturday, March 3rd

Come have a ball at VIP Services’ 10th Annual Bowl-A-Thon, presented by Casey’s General Store! Funds raised support VIP’s mission to empower adults with disabilities.  

Join us for this fun event on Saturday, March 3rd at Delavan Lanes.  This popular event welcomes all ages and abilities and provides participants with the opportunity to raise funds for VIP Services operations while simultaneously having a fun time. The day will be divided into two sixteen team sessions, the first beginning at 12:00 p.m. and the second at 3:00 p.m. Special incentives will be offered for those teams who raise $400 or more in pledges.  Bowl-a-thon registration forms have recently been distributed. This event is sure to sell out early, so get your registration forms completed and returned as soon as possible.  For more information, contact Julie Cotter at 262-723-4043, ext. 105 or juliecotter@vipservices-inc.org.  We hope you can be a part of the 2018 Bowl-a-thon! 

VIP Services – Bowl-a-thon Event Flyer

Early bird registration is $40 per team (team of 4 – $10 per person) till 2/13/18.  Team registration after 2/13/18 is $80 (team of four – $20 per person). Registration fee includes THREE games per person and shoe rental.  

VIP Services – 2018 Bowl-a-thon Team Registration Form

Official Rules Tips on Raising Pledges

Pledges-Donations Received Form

Interested in being Bowl-a-thon Sponsor?  We have lots of great opportunities available.  Sponsorship benefits include signage at the event, listing in VIP publications, Facebook and website, plus the good feeling that YOU are supporting the great programs and services at VIP!  Download the form (below) or click here for the on-line link!

VIP Bowl-a-thon 2018 Sponsorship Form

VIP Bowl-a-thon 2018 Sponsors as of March 3, 2018:

Presenting Sponsor
Casey’s General Stores

Strike Sponsor
The Weber Boys

Spare Sponsors
House Check – Peggy & Michael Bentley
Integra, Inc. – Monroe & Deena Putnam
Missy & Bob Putnam

Team Sponsors
Kathi and Mike George
Prop Shaft Supply Inc.
Voskuil Adult Family Home

Lane Sponsors
Advia Credit Union
Annie Frame’s Family (Neill & Pam Frame)
The Bark Market – Karen Conell
Delavan Fitness Center/ Rocky’s Gym
Ron and Ann Deschner
Edstrom Industries, LLC
Fontana Family Dentistry, LLC
Greenbriar Canine Academy – Cindy Simonsen
Heckel Tool & Manufacturing Corporation
Madison Street Subs – Beth Shodeen
Donna and Tom Neshek
Oak Leaf Capital Partners – Chris Reed
Pete’s Porting Service/ Engine Design Machine
Steven Pils
Robertson Ryan & Associates, Inc. – office of Jeff & Nancy Parrish
Royal Basket Trucks
Southern Lakes Credit Union
State Farm – office of Chuck Palma
Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly
Joel and Sue Stokes-Nelson
Walworth County ARC
Youngquist and Kennedy Orthodontics

General Sponsor
McCullough’s Prescriptions and Gifts

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#GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 is the national #GivingTuesday (www.givingtuesday.org) campaign and VIP Services will once again be taking part. #GivingTuesday has become a day dedicated to charitable giving, combining the power of social media and the generosity of people around the nation to bring about real support for their communities.  Following closely on the heels of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday celebrates the power of giving in all forms and inspires people to think about charitable giving at the start of the busy holiday season. We hope that you will consider supporting VIP Services.  To make a gift on line – click here!

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Stir It Up! Sunday, November 5th

It’s the 3rd Annual Stir It Up fundraiser on Sunday, November 5 from 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School (www.stiritupwalco.com).  This Walworth County-wide charitable fundraising event to benefit VIP Services, the Walworth County Shelter Build and area high school music programs.

ON-LINE TICKET SALES – CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets can be purchased at:

-Advia Credit Union (formerly Peoples Bank – Elkhorn and Salem branches)

-Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly (Lake Geneva and Delavan stores)

-Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce

-VIP Services’ front desk

Tickets types and prices:
-Youth (ages 7 – 17): $5.00 (children ages 6 and under—no charge)
-General Admission: $25
-Couple: $45
-Family for $55 (two adults and up to three youths)
-Preferred seating:$50 (includes reserved parking and seating along with table service)

Top area restaurants will generously be donating samples of their signature fare for the event.  Participating restaurants so far include, Best Events Catering, Brodie’s Beef, Crafted Americana, Fiddlesticks Bistro, Geneva Inn, Geneva National Resort, Greenie’s Clubhouse, Hawk’s View Golf Club, Lake Geneva Pie Co., Lakeland Bakery, Lake Lawn Resort, Madison Street Subs, Moy’s Restaurant, Next Door Pub, Sperino’s, Su Wings Chinese Restaurant, The Trout House at Rushing Waters and Tuscan Tavern and Grill.

Entertainment will be provided by wonderfully talented area high school students.  Schedule:

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.      Big Foot High School Jazz Ensemble

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.     Elkhorn Area High School Choir

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.       Westosha High School Central Swing Choir

1:15 p.m.   –   1:45 p.m.     Elkhorn Area High School Jazz Ensemble

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, etc., contact Julie Cotter at 262.723.4043, ext. 105 or juliec@vipservices-inc.org.

Stir It Up provides a creative way for residents of Walworth County to support a group of important causes working to improve the quality of life for people.  The event is sponsored through a partnership with VIP Services and the Rotary Club of Elkhorn. 

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VIP’s 19th Annual Golf Outing – Monday, June 12th

The VIP Services 19th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 12th, presented by Kikkoman Foods, Inc. and the Kikkoman Foods Foundation, Course sponsor Aldridge Electric, Dinner sponsor Tankcraft Corporation / Plasticraft Corporation and Lunch sponsor MPC, Inc., was a tremendous success netting over $100,000! 

Welcoming the golfers to the magnificent course at Big Foot Country Club in Fontana at the shot-gun start were co-chairs Cherie Ackman and Bob Putnam. The day concluded with a program and special remarks by Executive Director Cindy Simonsen, Board President Donna Neshek and VIP Ambassador Tammie Steinert.  Funds were raised through sponsorships, participant entry fees, loud and silent auctions, raffle ticket sales, and a wine and spirit pull.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, golfers, prize and wine donors, volunteers and committees members.  Their incredible generosity of time, talent and treasure allows VIP to provide programs and services for people with disabilities in Walworth County.

GOLF OUTING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Co-chairs Cherie Ackman and Bob Putnam, J.P. Beierle, Cheri Brost, Rose Crandall, Kathi George, Jim Homan, Regan Homan, Larry Kosiek, Donna Neshek, Bill Ring and Mark Stinebrink

Funds generated from this annual event play a vital role in supporting the mission of VIP Services to empower people with disabilities to explore and experience endless possibilities.

Online Registration is CLOSED

Event Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m.    Registration, Putting Green and Buffet Lunch – NEW!
  • 11:30 a.m.     Shotgun Start
  • 5:00 p.m.      19th Hole Reception and Indoor Putting Contest
  • 6:15 p.m.       Welcome, Dinner, Program, Auctions and Awards

For sponsorship & golfer information, please contact Julie Cotter at 262-723-4043 ext. 105 or juliecotter@vipservices-inc.org.  

2017 Sponsors To Date

Presenting Sponsor – Kikkoman Foods Inc. and Kikkoman Foods Foundation

Course Sponsor – Aldridge Electric Inc.

Dinner Sponsor – Tankcraft / Plasticraft

Lunch Sponsor – MPC, Inc.

Eagle Sponsors for $2,500

Birdie Sponsors for $1,500

Putting Green Sponsor

 Platinum Medal Sponsor for $1000

  • Marge Bellock

 Gold Medal Sponsor for $500

 Silver Medal Sponsor for $250

 Bronze Medal Sponsor for $100

  • Richard G. Austin
  • Evergreen Septic Services, LLC of Lake Geneva
  • FloraCraft Corporation
  • Bob and Karen Fishbune
  • Bob and Jenny Frentzel
  • Greg and Debbie Hammes
  • Mike and Barb Head
  • Massasoit of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Meadowbrook Inventions
  • Bill and Judy Pengra
  • Wayne and Karen Rockenbach
  • Ed and Christine Scaro
  • Fred Van Strydronck
  • Gerald and Barbara Tax
  • Mark R. Weksler & Company
  • Brad Young

Friend Donors for $50:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank DePaul
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Trow

 Golf outing raffle tickets supported by The Badger Group of Fort Atkinson

2016 Photo Album

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VIP Bowl-a-thon Thank You!

THANK YOU! A big thumbs-up to all who participated, sponsored, volunteered and cheered in our VIP Services 9th Annual Bowl-a-thon​! We had a blast raising more than $18,000 AND raising awareness for our mission to empower adults with disabilities. Check out these great photos – click here!

Congratulations to the TOP fundraising teams pictured below.  Picture 1: The Backstreet Gang (David, Derek, Jennifer and Steve) $1,356.  Picture 2: Elkhorn Rotary Club (Cindy, Bill, Tom and Dan) with $930.  Picture 3:  Findlay’s Green Bay Packers (Kelly, Andy, Frank, Laura and Connie) with $740.  Picture 4:  Scared Splitless from Peoples Bank​ (Lisa, Bryan, Alex and Egle) with $655.  Picture 5: Team Dowty from VIP (Barb, Pat, Joe and Scott) with $502.  Picture 6:  Team Shodeen (Beth, Joanie and Stephen) with $500! Teams raising more than $400 were awarded special prizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special thank you goes to Lavonne and Jack at Delavan Lanes​ for a great day and venue, to the AWESOME volunteer committee: Bob & Missy Putnam, Ed Scaro, Ellen Weber, Carol Prchal​, Connie Kretschmer and Regan Homan, to our AMAZING photographer, Marie Gornick and Frank Hoover, VIP Ambassador.  Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2018 Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, March 3, 2018!

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VIP in the News! Annual Recognition Dinner Recap

‘VIP Services Annual Recognition Dinner an evening of inspiration’ story and photos by Heather Ruenz, Editor of the Elkhorn Independent Newspaper. http://mywalworthcounty.com/?p=23066.  

Additional Pictures 1:  Chris Sonheim of Whitewater – Overall Individual Achievement Honoree is pictured with Cindy Simonsen, Executive Director and Donna Neshek, Board Chair 2: Lynne McIntyre VIP Services Ambassador and her coach, Pat Eames. 3. Scott Sims cleans windows on a truck at Kunes Country of Elkhorn – VIP’s Employer of the Year. Sims, a VIP client, has been an employee at Kunes for nearly a year. 4. Tom Keefe, President of Keefe Real Estate of Lake Geneva and staff from Lake Geneva – VIP’s Community Partner of the Year 5. Adam Wiese, President of A-1 Creative Packaging and staff from Palmyra – VIP’s Business of the Year, VIP Client 6. Dan Kunes, Scott Sims and Kelli Kunes.

 

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VIP in the News! ‘Building Full Lives’ Article 02.09.17

Joe Helper at his job in the community

Joe Helper, a client of VIP Services is shown working at his community-based job.  We were recently awarded a ‘Building Full Lives’ grant to support training efforts for staff who will play key roles in integrating people with disabilities in their communities.  Story by Heather Ruenz, Editor of the Elkhorn Independent Newspaper.

VIP Services preparing for future changes

 

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