Be proud. Give back. Pay it forward. Every year in May, we host a special event that reminds us of the importance of these concepts. Our organization continually gives back to employees, demonstrating the importance of giving back and paying it forward. Saturday, May 20, 2017 Vulcan hosted the 6th Annual Vulcan Bowling Tournament at Bluemound Bowl to support the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin.
We raised between $3,000 – $5,000 in donations and host around 75-100 bowlers — friends, family neighbors and suppliers of Vulcan employees. For years our company explored everything from food drives, to team building exercises, to sporting events, but nothing is as fulfilling or successful as this event. Six years ago, when we approached Renee Logee, the Director of Development, Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, she not only guaranteed that all the money raised would stay local and go to programs within our communities to help autistic children, she guaranteed that our contribution would make a difference.
This year we did 50/50 raffle prizes, Vulcan and our vendors have donated prizes, trophies for the top three teams, t-shirts, Brewers tickets, coolers, neon signs, gift cards — the list goes on. We want to thank our two teams of suppliers, and a special thanks to Hank Posnanski of Bluemound Bowl — who has generously donated his time, money and raffle prizes to make this event a huge success.
We have owners who instill giving back and the Vulcan family shares in this support. We look forward to another year of helping those who are less fortunate. While our company is rewarded by having fun and raising money for a good cause, the most rewarding part is handing the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin a donation check for thousands of dollars. We will present that check at our annual USA Luge Catering Event this year at Mitchell Park Pavilion where we will also be recognizing company service awards.
It’s very important for Vulcan, and others, to support not only Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, but other organizations as well. At the end of the day, it’s not about the dollar amount, it’s about generosity, generating awareness and getting involved. It’s critical for companies of all sizes to recognize the importance of giving back.