Young Milwaukee to host a Youth Football Fundraiser
Young Milwaukee, a charity/group of young professionals in the Milwaukee metro area, will hold its second annual Youth Football Fundraiser this Tuesday, July 12 at John Hawks Pub, 100 E. Wisconsin Ave.
John Steinmiller and a group of friends wanted to give back to the community they live in. Fellow Young Milwaukee member Michael Kleber, a former UW-Madison football player and youth football coach in Milwaukee, recommended last year that the group hold a fundraiser for the league.
"A group of younger people don't always have extremely large monetary means to give back, but together they can work to make a difference," Steinmiller explained.
The event will feature live music from local band Revision Text and a viewing party of the MLB All-Star Game.
In addition to music and baseball, a raffle and silent auction will feature great sports memorabilia. Some of the most notable pieces available include tickets and field passes for a Green Bay Packers game and autographed and framed Joe Montana and Prince Fielder jerseys.
Appearances from a number of local and national sports figures are expected, including former UW-Madison quarterback John Stocco and former UW-Madison running back Anthony Davis.
All of the proceeds raised from the fundraiser will benefit the Milwaukee Youth Football League. The league is comprised of sixth-eighth grade students and prepares them not only for their high school leagues, but for life as well.
"We all see it as a good cause and we think it's something that's going to be good to get kids off the streets and back on the field," Steinmiller said.
"It's not only learning things about football but also learning about responsibility, accountability and teamwork."
I will be there. Thanks Young Milwaukee!
That Mike Kleber is something else! Can't wait!!
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