Foundation revamps its fundraisers

GEF announces plans to replace Soupor Bowl, move Color Blast, start ambassadors
Ozaukee Press Staff

The Grafton Education Foundation is revamping a few of its fundraisers for the upcoming school year. 

Former foundation president Bob Hoffman recently told the School Board that the Soupor Bowl will be replaced with a new event to be held Saturday, April 18, at the River Room on the Milwaukee, a banquet hall in downtown Grafton. 

“We felt the Soupor Bowl was worn out and needed some new energy,” Hoffman said. “We’re still working on the name, but the event will include a $10,000 reverse-cash raffle.”

Hoffman said the Color Blast at Grafton High School will be moved from June to the fall. Hoffman said this year’s event had a record turnout, with more than 700 students and parents participating.

The foundation is launching a student ambassador program, through which high school students volunteer at fundraising and community events.

The foundation is also planning to hold an event recognizing teachers and staff for their work.

On Monday, Aug. 19, the foundation will host a 7 p.m. recruiting social at the River Room.

The nonprofit foundation was formed in 2009 to raise funds for educational programs in Grafton schools. During the past 10 years, the organization has awarded 80 grants totaling more than $300,000.



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