Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am
Stuntman to provide free shows at Harley
Bubba Blackwell, motorcycle stuntman best known for breaking world records previously held by Evel Knievel, will appear at the Harley-Davidson Museum on Sunday, Aug. 15 to perform two free, open to the public, stunt shows at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Before and after the shows, Bubba will be available to meet with fans, sign autographs, and pose for photographs.
“No matter how crazy people thought Evel’s stunts were, I think that deep down, everyone admired his courage and his unique presentation,” said Blackwell.
Blackwell saw Evel on TV for the first time when he was eight years old living in Bon Secour, Alabama. Blackwell began his career in 1998 by jumping 20 cars and breaking the first of several of Evel’s records.
Kohl’s donates $100,000 for Milwaukee disaster relief
Kohl’s Department Stores announced a $100,000 cash donation toward flood relief efforts in the Milwaukee area.
The American Red Cross (ARC) is delivering emergency assistance throughout the region, and Kohl’s will cover all ARC costs of the relief efforts up to $100,000.
In addition to a financial contribution, Kohl’s is encouraging its associates to volunteer in support of cleanup efforts through its associate volunteer program. In exchange for volunteer hours, Kohl’s will make corporate grants available to the nonprofit organizations being supported by Kohl’s associates.
“With our corporate headquarters and more than 7,000 associates in southeastern Wisconsin, our thoughts are with all of the families in our community dealing with losses and damages from the flooding that hit the Milwaukee area last week,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. “Kohl’s strives to be an active member of each community it serves. We feel it’s especially important to do even more at a time like this and are proud to support our hometown by providing financial assistance and the hands-on support of our associate volunteers.”
Meanwhile, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee is distributing money from its Urgent Need Fund to two agencies to help with disaster relief.
The United Way is donating $10,000 to IMPACT to increase capacity at 2-1-1, which is overwhelmed with calls in the aftermath of the flooding. The grant will allow the service to more efficiently and effectively meet the needs of callers over the next few weeks.
The United Way also is donating $5,000 to the City of Milwaukee Health Department to purchase emergency clean-up kits. The kits contain cleaning supplies, including bleach, that will help families make their homes healthy and safe. The donation will enable the purchase of 250 kits.
BizTimes call for submissions for third annual Green Directory
Southeastern Wisconsin companies that provide green or sustainable products or services are encouraged to submit registrations for inclusion in the third annual BizTimes Green Directory. The directory highlights local architecture, engineering, and building contractors as well as industry associations, green product manufacturers, suppliers and sustainable marketing consultants and design companies. To register, visit www.biztimes.com/green. The deadline for submissions is August 22.
Jockey signs Tebow for endorsements
Kenosha-based Jockey International Inc. announced that pro football quarterback Tim Tebow has agreed to a multi-year contract in which he will serve as a Jockey spokesman.
"Tim is a highly gifted athlete with a positive attitude and an admirable character," said Jockey chairman and chief executive officer Debra Waller. "We at Jockey see a very bright future with Tim, and believe that he is an excellent representative for the brand. Tim is genuine, smart and driven and those qualities align well with Jockey. We look forward to building a long and collaborative relationship with him in the coming years."
"I’m excited to represent the Jockey brand and to work with such an innovative company," Tebow said. "I’ve long been a fan and consumer of Jockey, and think they make a quality product with a great fit. I’m looking forward to a great relationship with such a respectable company."
Tebow was a first-round NFL draft pick by the Denver Broncos. At the University of Florida, he won two national championships and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.