7th Annual Scherrer Cares Golf Outing Raises over $156,000
Scherrer Cares held its annual fundraiser on June 10th and it was it’s best year yet bringing in over $156,000! This is the organization’s 7th year hosting a golf outing to raise funds to help give back to the community in various ways.
Over 200 golfers played in the tournament and several others came just for the dinner and auction! Over 50 auction items were sold including vacations to Aruba, Up North, and a Charlie Sheen autographed major league jersey. A ball drop took place during cocktail hour leaving the lucky winner with $3,000 cash! The 50/50 raffle was a HUGE hit this year bringing in over $3,875 alone. In addition, a “Power Minute” was held to benefit Paws4People, an organization that raises, trains, and places assistance dogs with children, veterans, military dependents, and civilians living with disabilities, raising $10,000. We had TWO NEW main sponsors this year, Lee Mechanical and Lynch Truck Center along with several other sponsors including Ackman Glass, BP Tec, Next Electric, and LW Meyer. We cannot thank our sponsors and donors enough, as our event wouldn’t be nearly as successful without their support.
Scherrer Cares is a non-profit organization that started back in 2014 when it’s first effort was to start the Scherrer Cares Buddy Bench program, an anti-bullying initiative to place buddy benches in Wisconsin schools to help kids spread kindness and create friendships. Since then, the program has implemented over 100 benches into Wisconsin schools and parks impacting over hundreds of thousands of kids. Most recently, the program has expanded it’s donation efforts and now contributes to a wide variety of causes and organization that support the overall mission of Scherrer Cares, to build kindness in our communities. Recent Scherrer Cares donations include Back the Badge, Paws4People, and Fishing for Good.
“We started the buddy bench program in the beginning largely due to our heavy involvement in school construction. Since we’ve had an overwhelming support throughout the past several years, we are now supporting other organizations that follow our same mission.” – Jim Scherrer, President & CEO of Scherrer Construction