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Milwaukee Wave continues charity night home games
Throughout the 2010-2011 season, the Milwaukee Wave launched the M&I Bank Charitable Jersey Program. The Milwaukee Wave has partnered with eleven different charitable organizations in the Milwaukee area and has created customized home jerseys that represent each organization.
“The Wave has always been a huge part of the Milwaukee community,” said Jim Lindenberg, owner of the Milwaukee Wave and Pewaukee-based Lindy Enterprises. “This was just a way for us to give back on a grander scale and to allow the players and staff to honor organizations that were near and dear to their hearts.”
The Charitable Jersey program kicked off at the team’s first home game in November. Customized jersey’s for each organization are auctioned off online prior to the game and in person at the game as well. All money collected from the sale of the jerseys goes directly to the organization, Lindenberg said.
“These funds are staying in the community these organizations serve,” he said. “In addition to the money raised by the jersey auction, a portion of the proceeds generated from the tickets the organization sells also goes back to the selected charity.”
Tonight, the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be the featured organization.
The Go Pink Soccer Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the MACC Fund will also be highlighted at home games this year.
For tickets to any Milwaukee Wave home game or to bid on custom jerseys visit the Milwaukee Wave promotions page.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation supports healthy neighborhoods

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has donated $110,000 in grants to local organizations that participate in the Milwaukee Healthy Neighborhoods initiative. Those organizations include the Agape Community Center, $45,000 to maintain and expand its revitalization efforts within the Thurston Woods neighborhood; Enderis Park Neighborhood Association, $40,000 to hire a community organizer to spearhead the initiative in the Enderis Park, Enderis East, Lenox Heights and Alameda Place neighborhoods; and the Albright Methodist Church, $25,000 toward second year funding of improvement efforts in the Capitol Heights neighborhood.
The Foundation also awarded a total of $12.3 million to local nonprofits during the fourth quarter. Other nonprofit organizations that received grants include Grand Avenue Club, Next Act Theatre Inc., waukesha County Community Dental Clinic Inc., Our Next Generation, United Community Center, Alverno College, Donors Forum of Wisconsin, Greater Milwaukee Committee, Local Initiatives Support Corp., City of Milwaukee, Meta House, The Parenting Network, Milwaukee County Historical Society, Center for Resilient Cities, Make a Difference – Wisconsin, Milwaukee Environmental Consortium, Neighborhood Improvement Development Corp., and St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care.

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