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Stinger Poker Run Update

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The second official fundraiser hosted by the Joshua J. Richards Charitable Foundation was another huge success!!  Over 100 participants rode ATVs, motorcycles, cars and even the “Another Way Entertainment” party bus out of Green Bay.  The event was run almost entirely on donations including auction and bucket raffle items, water, soda and food.  A special thank-you to Bob and Carol at Mountain Springs for their generous donation of pulled pork and brats, as well as to the many others who donated side dishes, salads, sweet treats, and time.  We were once again thrilled to have our friends, Samantha and Dottie the Donor Dot, from the UW Donor Program join us as they continue to add enjoyment to every occasion while providing education and information on their wonderful life saving program.

Thanks to your participation and generosity, we not only raised additional funds for the UW Donor Program, but also substantially increased resources to help children in NE WI participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.  Watch for updates on the many donations the Foundation has made on this site as well as on Facebook.   We include repeated thanks to our sponsors: Caroline Implement, Homan Trucking LLC, Spirits of Gillett, White Clay Lake Lodge & Campground, to our Poker Run stops: AA Bar, Eagles Nest, Everbreeze, Mulligan’s, School House, and Spirits of Gillett (a double donor), and  to all who gave so generously in the name of Joshy.

Poker Run August 23rd Planning Update

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The Joshua Richards Foundation Board met to discuss the planning of our all vehicle poker run set for August 23.  his will be fun for all.  Poker run stops are Spirits of Gillett, Eagles Nest (Suring), AA (Breed), Mountain Springs Motel and Campground, Everbreeze (Mountain) Schoolhouse, (Mountain) and Mulligan’s (Lakewood). People wanting to participate in the poker run can pick up the stamp cards at Spirits of Gillett or Mountain Springs Campground.  Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple.  Cash prizes for best three hands.  All stamp cards and cards must be handed in by 430 pm to be eligible.

Coming from Green Bay and don’t want to drive?  Another Way Entertainment will provide bus service from Green Bay to all poker run stops and free camping in our group tent for a small additional fee.  Call 920-217-2317 for more details.

Want to have a private camp site or have a camper…… camping sites are open across the street at Chute Pond Campground. They are part of the Oconto County group and can be reserved online.  Sites and perhaps even a hotel room may also be open at Mountain Springs Motel at 920 276 2700

Dinner and raffles to follow the event. Join us at dusk at Everbreeze to honor Josh with a lantern lighting over Chute Pond where he spent many camping trips growing up.

Dottie and the UW Organ and Tissue folks will be on hand too!

1st Golf Outing Huge Success for UW Organ Program and NE WI Kids

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The first official fundraise hosted by they newly formed Joshua J Richards Charitable Foundation was not just a great time but also a huge success that was attended by over 120 participants.  Golfers and enthuse alike enjoyed the awesome course at Mid Vallee and were treated to a wonderful dinner which followed.  Some lucky individuals won many of items in our bucket raffles and others walked away with great auction items including signed footballs and jerseys, artwork and weekend getaway packages.  One lucky couple won tickets to the 2015 Daytona 500 race thanks to our friends at Fox Sports. We were also honored to have as our guest Ben who received Joshua’s heart along with his family. The UW Organ Donor and Tissue Program was a welcome presence along with Dottie, providing education and information on this wonderful life saving program.  Many thanks to the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, Doc’s Harley Davidson of Shawano, Urology Associates of Green Bay and Giving United for their sponsorships.  Thanks to the participation and generosity of many we raised over $12,000.  Updates will be made to this site to share how your generosity will go to help others.

 

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