United Way of Portage County kicks off 2019 campaign
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – United Way of Portage County kicked off its 2019 campaign on Aug. 1, with a kickball tournament, and other events, at Veterans Memorial Park in Plover.
At the event, United Way of Portage County announced it is at the 16-percent mark of its $3.05 million campaign goal. Pacesetter companies for 2019 include Wysocki Family of Companies, Ki Mobility, Recycled Office Environments, and Delta Dental of Wisconsin.
“These early results are guaranteed to motivate and inspire other individuals and organizations gearing up for the fall 2019 community campaign,” said Les Dobbe, one of three 2019 campaign drive chairs.
Dobbe, development/advisor at Lineage Logistics in Stevens Point, is co-chairing the 2019 Campaign with Jeff Budelier, president of Recycled Office Environments in Stevens Point, and Doug Munsey, president of Ki Mobility in Stevens Point. All three participated in the kickoff event.
During the kickball tournament, two United Way partner program teams comprised of staff, volunteers, and program participants faced off against teams comprised of staff from Lineage Logistics and Ki Mobility. Lineage Logistics took home the championship trophy.
In addition to the four-team kickball tournament, the event included a local school mascot race featuring mascots from public and parochial schools in Stevens Point, Amherst, Almond, and Rosholt, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.