You can help your neighbors and end poverty by participating in the U.S. Venture Open Media-thon!
To follow CDC recommendations on social distancing, the 2020 U.S. Venture Open will forgo golf at multiple regional golf courses and the evening dinner at Van Abel’s of Hollandtown. Instead, the event will move into a space designed to educate, activate and inform donors about how the funds raised help the most vulnerable in our communities.
Thanks to our media partners, WBAY-TV and Woodward Communications, we are holding the first ever U.S. Venture Open Media-thon. The media platforms will educate the public through live reports, stories, and talk shows culminating in a day of celebration and fundraising on Wednesday, August 12. Woodward Communications will air programming on its stations all day, live reports will be featured on WBAY-TV 2 throughout the day, and WBAY will televise a 1-hour program communicating the need for regional nonprofits.
In a nod to our long-time friends and partners, Van Abel’s will host small teams of socially distant partners to take your calls all day on August 12. You can help those most in need in Northeast Wisconsin with a donation—and every dollar you donate will be matched in grants by our lead partners: U.S. Venture, J. J. Keller Foundation, Oshkosh Corporation, Thrivent, and ThedaCare.
How can you help?
– Learn more by listening to reports on WBAY-TV 2 or Woodward radio stations: WHBY, WAPL, KISS FM, The SCORE, RAZOR, KZ-104.3
– Donate NOW by visiting the donate page above or text “USVO” to 762-78.
– Plan to donate on August 12 by watching WBAY-TV 2 and calling in your donation or listen to Woodward radio stations
– The online auction will open on July 29 and close at 7:30 p.m. on August 12.
Schedule of Events
- Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | U.S. Venture Open Media-thon
- 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- All day media-thon on WBAY-TV & Woodward Radio Group
- 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- WBAY-TV 1-hour televised program
- 7:30 p.m.
- Auction closes
- 10:00 p.m.
- Announced total raised to end poverty in Northeast WI