Fundraiser supports efforts to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through participation in the arts
June 15, 2012
WPS Health Insurance, Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer and provider of affordable group and individual health insurance, is sponsoring VSA Wisconsin's 15th Annual Golf Exhibition to be held Monday, June 18 at the Cherokee Country Club in Madison. The event features Steve Stricker, top-ranked professional golfer and Madison resident, and 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, plus a Q&A session with Stricker.
All of the proceeds from this event go to the VSA Art Center in Madison. Established in 1997, the VSA Art Center provides individual and group classes for children and adults with disabilities. Classes give individuals with disabilities an opportunity to meet new friends, participate in activities outside of home and work, and experience the arts.
Jim Riordan, president and chief executive officer emeritus of WPS, also serves as chair of the board of directors at VSA Wisconsin. "Participation in the arts stimulates the senses and lifts the human spirit," Riordan said. "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."
As an active sponsor of local community organizations, WPS has supported VSA Wisconsin since 1985 and has been a major sponsor of the golf exhibition every year since the event began. WPS offers financial backing to VSA Wisconsin 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
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 an affiliate of VSA, a program 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 www.vsawis.org.
About WPS Health Insurance
Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer, offering affordable 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. 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. In 2012, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the third straight year. WPS is the only health insurance company to earn this distinction multiple times. For more information about WPS Health Insurance, visit www.wpsic.com.