WPS Health Insurance to Sponsor VSA Wisconsin’s 14th Annual Golf Exhibition Featuring Steve Stricker

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Fundraiser supports efforts to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through participation in the arts

WPS is Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer.

As proud sponsor of this event, WPS Health Insurance is pleased to support VSA Wisconsin in its mission to celebrate the creative power and artistic accomplishments of children and adults with disabilities.

WPS Health Insurance, Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer and provider of affordable individual health insurance and group health insurance, is proud to sponsor VSA Wisconsin’s 14th Annual Golf Exhibition to be held Monday, June 20 at the Cherokee Country Club in Madison. Featuring Steve Stricker, top-ranked professional golfer and Madison resident, this annual event supports VSA Wisconsin’s mission to make a positive impact on the lives of children and adults with disabilities through participation in the arts. A nine-hole golf exhibition at 9 a.m. will be followed immediately by a luncheon (approximately 11:30) featuring VSA Wisconsin participants, a silent and live auction of sports memorabilia and other special items, and a Q&A session with Steve.

Jim Riordan, president and chief executive officer of WPS, also serves as chair of the board of directors at VSA Wisconsin. “In these challenging economic times, the creative arts are more important to people than ever,” said Riordan. “Participation in the arts stimulates the senses and lifts the human spirit. As proud sponsor of this event, WPS Health Insurance is pleased to support VSA Wisconsin in its mission to celebrate the creative power and artistic accomplishments of children and adults with disabilities.”

Several sponsorship levels are still available for this event, including:

    $7,500—Event Sponsor*
    $1,000—Table Sponsor
    $750—Tee/Green Sponsor
    $150—Lunch exhibition for one participant
    $50—Golf exhibition gallery only

*Includes an opportunity for a corporate representative to golf with Steve Stricker in the exhibition.

All of the event’s tax-allowable donations will be directed to the VSA Art Center. Established in 1997, the VSA Art Center provides individual and group classes for children and adults with disabilities. Classes are designed to give individuals with disabilities an opportunity to meet new friends, participate in activities outside of home and work, and experience the arts firsthand.

The annual VSA Golf Exhibition featuring Steve Stricker has raised more than $500,000 for the VSA Art Center since 1997. WPS has been a major sponsor every year since the event began.

An active sponsor of local community organizations, WPS has supported VSA Wisconsin since 1985, offering financial backing for innovative new programs, professional expertise in the areas of technology, marketing and printing, and volunteer support for many activities, from fairs to fundraisers.

To order tickets for this event, please call 1-608-241-2131 or visit http://www.vsawis.org/events/stricker_golf_exhibition/event_information.

About VSA Wisconsin
VSA Wisconsin was incorporated in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the capabilities, confidence, and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing programs in dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual art. VSA Wisconsin is a member of the international network of VSA, an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. VSA was founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. VSA Wisconsin programs, events, and exhibitions reach more than a quarter million people every year. For more information about VSA Wisconsin, visit http://www.vsawis.org.

About WPS Health Insurance
WPS was founded in 1946 by doctors committed to affordable, compassionate care. Today, WPS is Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer, offering affordable rates, flexible plans, and comprehensive physician networks to individuals, families, and businesses. Our plans include individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health plans, and short-term health insurance, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. Our Medicare Companion is the #1-selling Wisconsin Medicare supplemental insurance. In addition, the WPS Medicare division administers Part A and B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS TRICARE division serves millions more members of the U.S. military and their families. For more information about WPS Health Insurance, visit http://www.wpsic.com.

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