• United Way Awards Five $1,000 Cash Prizes to Sweepstakes Winners

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    December 18, 2018

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – This year, during the $1,000 Sweepstakes, every donor who gave $1.00 per week (equal to $52 per year) during the United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties campaign received 50 chances to win.  Donors who increased their prior gift of $52.00 or more by $26.00 or more doubled their chances to 100 chances to win!


    From December 6th thru December 13th, 2018, United Way’s “Prize Patrol” was busy dropping in on unsuspecting donors and adding some holiday cheer to their day with a check for $1,000!


    This year’s winners were:


    ·       Rusty Borths of WestRock

    ·       Kurtis Bredda of Solarus

    ·       Carolyn Crider of Nekoosa Public Schools

    ·       Angie Susa of Mid-State Technical College

    ·       Marcia Wright of McMillan Memorial Library


    The $1,000 Sweepstakes is made possible by our generous sponsors:  Aspirus, Heartland Farms, Inc., NextHome Partners and River Cities Bank.  We also thank WestRock for printing the big sweepstakes checks that each winner got to keep.  Thank you again to ALL our donors for making our 2018 Sweepstakes a success!



    On December 6thKurtis Bredda of Solarus thought he was headed to a very important meeting but instead he was greeted by our Prize Patrol! Pictured here are: (from left) Justin Huebner of Solarus; Brian Hanson of NextHome Partners, and our 2018 Champaign Chair; Kurtis Bredda of Solarus; Tami Barber of Aspirus; Tari Jahns of United Way; and Nicole Pemble of Solarus and United Way Board Member. 




    On December 6th, we asked Angie Susa to help us find the next Sweepstakes winner.  Little did she know… it was her! Pictured here are: Tari Jahns of United Way; Dr. Shelly Mondeik of Mid-State Technical College; Angie Susa of Mid-State Technical College; Brian Hanson of NextHome Partners and our 2018 Campaign Chair; and Pam Mallek of Mid-State Technical College and United Way Board Member.



    On December 10th, the Prize Patrol dropped in on Marcia Wright a member of the McMillan Memorial Library staff. Pictured here are (from left): Brian Ashbeck of River Cities Bank; Tami Barber of Aspirus; Brian Hanson of NextHome Partners and our 2018 Campaign Chair; Marcia Wright of McMillan Memorial Library; Andy Barnett of McMillan Memorial Library; Nathan Quinnell of River Cities Bank; and Tari Jahns of United Way.

    In the early morning hours on December 12th, we joined the WestRock holiday party in Adams to award a check to Rusty Borths! Pictured here are: Tari Jahns of United Way; Rusty Borths of WestRock; and Brian Hanson of NextHome Partners, and our 2018 Campaign Chair. 



    We surprised our fifth and final Sweepstakes winner on December 13th - Carolyn Crider of Nekoosa Public Schools! Pictured here are: Carolyn Crider of Nekoosa Public Schools; Tari Jahns of United Way; Lynn Knight of Nekoosa Public Schools and United Way Board Member; and our 2018 Campaign Chair Brian Hanson of NextHome Partners.



    About United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties


    United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is focused on the building blocks of a better life:  Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services.  We mobilize our community in these areas by: supporting partner programs, community coalitions, and initiatives; providing 2-1-1 and Volunteer Center programs; and creating collaborative partnerships within our community.


    You can help when you LIVE UNITED:  Give, Advocate and Volunteer.  To learn more please visit www.uwswac.org