Over $11,000 was raised during The 2019 Winter Bowl, with proceeds going to the three Highground Veterans Retreats to be held later this year. The fundraiser took place Sunday, January 27th at Rose Bowl Lanes in Marshfield. The funds raised will go a long way towards providing the healing, meaningful events of veterans workshops, speakers, programs all in an atmosphere of camaraderie, healing and education.
The 6th Annual Winter Bowl had sold out all of the reserved lanes well before the event. Rose Bowl Lanes was packed full of veterans and those that support veterans, enjoying an afternoon of bowling, raffles, door prizes and fun! Longtime participant and supporter of the Winter Bowl, John Buetzberger won the Weber Q1200 Tabletop Gas Grill door prize, donated by Festival Foods. The main raffle item, a 50â€ VIZIO LED TV, donated by Hardeeâ€™s (Colby, Neillsville and Medford) was won by Paula Voskuil, also a longtime Winter Bowl attendee! A 50/50 drawing was won by Fritz Miller, who turned his winnings back to The Highgroundâ€™s Veterans Retreats!
Cash sponsorships and raffle items were donated by MANY generous businesses, veterans posts and individuals. These sponsors include: Â Hardeeâ€™s (Colby, Medford and Neillsville); Ho-Chunk Gaming of Black River Falls; Marshfield Clinic; Security Health; Simplicity Credit Union; Nicolet National Bank; Knights of Columbus #1799; VVA #479; DAV #31 Rib River; Loyal American Legion #175; Rose Bowl Lanes; Milwaukee Brewers;, Metropolis Resort / Action City; Wisconsin Timber Rattlers; BP Drescher Oil; Forward Financial Bank; Festival Foods; Green Bay Packers; After All Inc.; Deanna Rotar; Woodfield Inn; Team Schierl; Fred & Kim Berg; John Buetzberger; Weberâ€™s Farm Store; Lake of the Torches Resort Casino; Hillerâ€™s True Value Hardware; Stanley Correctional SCOPES Program; Holiday Inn; and Centuries on Main.
The Highground sends out a big â€œThank you!â€ to those who sponsored the event, those who participated, and everyone who helped make the fundraiser an exciting success!