Element Mobile’s Benefit Concert Raises $3,500 for the Wisconsin Rapids Boys and Girls Club

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Element Mobile and the Rafters raised $3,540 for the Wisconsin Rapids Boys and Girls Club at their benefit concert on Friday, June 29. The concert held at Witter Field featured entertainment by local country band, Tuscan Road.

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Element Mobile and the Rafters raised $3,540 for the Wisconsin Rapids Boys and Girls Club at their benefit concert on Saturday, June 30. The concert held at Witter Field featured entertainment by local country band, Tuscan Road.

The concert was a community event, not only promoted by Element Mobile and the Rafters, but also local residents. The Rafters promoted the concert on Facebook and local karaoke disc jockey, Karaoke Karl, donated 50 cents for every “like” post he received. In total, that amounted to a $500 donation to the Wisconsin Rapids Boys and Girls Club.

Rob Wefel, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club, said his organization was very pleased with the event. These funds will help the organization with operating expenses.

“The concert was a great success and we were pleased to have the support of so many people in the community,” Wefel said. “We are grateful for all the hard work the Rafters Baseball organization and Element Mobile did. Their commitment to community organizations like ours is a true statement of their desire to make a difference in our hometown.”

Liz Kern, general manager of the Rafters said the Wisconsin Rapids community played a big part of making the concert a success, as did Tuscan Road. The band donated half of their CD sales at the concert to the Wisconsin Rapids Boys and Girls Club.

“In talking with event goers, I heard a lot of positive feedback about Tuscan Road,” Kern said. “The band put on a tremendous show and I think they won many new fans from playing at this venue. The event was a success, and the nature of this event has a lot of potential to be even bigger and better, next year.”

Planning for next year’s event has already begun.

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About Element Mobile
Element Mobile, a wireless carrier headquartered in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, offers a wide range of products including Android™ and BlackBerry®, and services including eClub, Mobile 101 and instant rebates. The company is proud to deliver customized plans, affordable prices and local customer service to Central Wisconsin. To learn more about Element Mobile, visit http://www.elementmobile.com, or http://www.facebook.com/ElementMobile.

About the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are members of the 16-team summer collegiate Northwoods League. The Rafters will play a 70 game schedule with 35 home games in 2012. . Reserve your 2012 tickets today by calling 715-424-5400, or in person by stopping by the Rafters office at historic Witter Field. The offseason office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. For more information, visit http://www.raftersbaseball.com.

About Boys and Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area:
The Boys and Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area serves the communities of Nekoosa, Port Edwards and Wisconsin Rapids. The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club provides outcome driven experiences with the goal of helping young people achieve academic success, develop good character and citizenship and live healthy lifestyles. The Club uses five key elements to create those outcomes by providing a safe positive environment, fun with age appropriate activities, supportive relationships through trained guidance-orientated professionals, opportunities and expectations through Club experiences and recognition that offers praise and positive reinforcement. To learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area, visit http://www.bgcwra.org or find us on facebook at facebook.com/bgcwra.

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