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Go Big For Kids powered by Northwestern Mutual

Children’s Wisconsin has launched “Go Big for Kids” online auction

Auction powered by Northwestern Mutual will support Wisconsin's kids


Children’s Wisconsin has launched “Go Big for Kids,” powered by Northwestern Mutual, an online auction to raise critical funds in support of Wisconsin’s kids amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The community will have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind experiences with the Brewers, Bucks, Packers, Marquette Golden Eagles, Charlie Berens of Manitowoc Minute fame, Johnsonville, Whistling Straights and many more.

“Go Big for Kids” started this week and new items will be added over the coming weeks. The virtual auction will conclude June 5. To view and bid on these unique experiences, text CW to 71760.

text“Amidst the COVID-19 crisis and the new challenges it has brought to our daily lives, kids in our state continue to be diagnosed with cancer, await heart transplants or seek their forever family through adoption,” said Meg Brzyski Nelson, Children's Wisconsin Foundation president and chief development officer. “This global pandemic has put a lot on hold right now, but it won’t stop us from helping kids and families. Bid high and bid often!”

“It is more vital than ever to do everything we can to protect and support those navigating childhood illnesses,” said Eric Christophersen, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “We are proud of our partnership and support for Children’s Wisconsin during this difficult time as their team continues to provide healthcare relief for pediatric patients and families in the state we call home.”

When bidders text CW to 71760 they will receive a link to current list of available auction items. Items range in value from $1000 to priceless and all money raised will stay in the state to support the mission of Children’s Wisconsin of making Wisconsin kids the healthiest in the country.

New experiences will be added in the coming weeks.

Here’s a look at the first 12 items available. These items are available through Thursday, May 21 at 11:59 p.m.

1. Game Day with the MLB Most Valuable Player Christian Yelich

Enjoy a Brewers game day in 2021 with these two game tickets, batting practice passes and a meet and greet with the MLB Most Valuable Player — Christian Yelich.

**This will be executed when it is safe to do so and both parties mutually agree upon a date.**

2. Coffee with Milwaukee Bucks CEO Peter Feigin

Chat virtually with Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin from the comfort of your own home and also receive a 2019-20 team autographed basketball.

3. Whistling Straights Foursome and GOLFTEC Wisconsin

The winner bidder and three friends will play golf one of the greatest courses in the country — Whistling Straights. Additionally, GOLFTEC Wisconsin will provide the winning bidder golf lessons for a year, swing evaluation, three months of practice, and a custom club fitting session.

4. Marquette Men’s Basketball Game Day Experience

Enjoy this game day experience with the Marquette Men's Basketball team! This package includes four courtside tickets, a chance to shoot around with the Golden Eagles on games day, sit on the bench during warm ups, a locker room tour and Marquette gear. WE ARE MARQUETTE!

**This will be executed when it is safe to do so and both parties mutually agree upon a date.**

5. Johnsonville Big Taste Grill — Private Tailgate for up to 2,500 people

Have Johnsonville host your own personal party with the 20 foot tall, 65 foot long Big Taste Grill! This Big Taste Grill will show up to a location of your choice fully staffed with food for 2,500 guests!

**This will be executed when it is safe to do so and both parties mutually agree upon a date.**

6. Green Bay Packers Weekend Experience

The winning bidder will receive two tickets to a mutually agreeable Packer home game with pre-game field passes, Hall of Fame passes, swag bags and may even have a chance to snap a photo with #97 Kenny Clark.

**This will be executed when it is safe to do so and both parties mutually agree upon a date.**

7. Private Party on the Journey House Packers Football Field

Enjoy two hours of VIP celebration and recreation on Journey House Packers Football Field for up to 20 people.

**This will be executed when it is safe to do so and both parties mutually agree upon a date.**

8. Fear the Deer! Cheer on the Bucks with Legendary fan, Dr. Dave Margolis

Take in a Bucks home game with Children’s own Dr. Dave Margolis. Winner will receive one ticket to a mutually agreed upon Milwaukee Bucks home game for the 2020-2021 season.

**This will be executed when it is safe to do so and both parties mutually agree upon a date.**

9. Neapolitan Pizza Academy for four at San Giorgio Pizzeria

Gino Fazzari, owner of the Calderone Club & San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana, will guide and coach you and three of your friends through the steps and secrets of the historic and dynamic art of Neapolitan pizza making. Taste your delicious results, along with a complimentary Italian beer and/or wine pairing.

**This will be executed when it is safe to do so and both parties mutually agree upon a date.**

10. Dinner and a Show with Manitowoc Minute at Wild Eagle Lodge for 20 guests

Attend Manitowoc Minute’s live show in Eagle River for you and 19 of your friends on Friday, September 25. Prior to the show, you and your friends will enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry with Manitowoc Minute himself — Charlie Berens! The weekend getaway is scheduled for Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27, 2020. Accommodations provided at Wild Eagle Lodge in the Eagle’s Haven.

**If this show is canceled, you will receive a reschedule date for when it is deemed safe to host the show.**

11. Co-host the "Drew and KB" program on 97.3 The Game for a week

Co-host the show with Drew and KB for a whole week. Sit in for the 5 p.m. hour of 97.3 The Game's afternoon show Monday -Friday.

**This will be executed when it is safe to do so and both parties mutually agree upon a date.**

12. Grand Geneva Golf & Custom Full Bag Fitting at Club Champion

This package includes golf for 12 people to play 36 holes and enjoy lunch in between rounds in the clubhouse. Additionally, the winning bidder will receive one custom full bag fitting by Club Champion.