Boys & Girls Clubs of Wisconsin
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Boys & Girls Clubs, Delta Dental, Team Up to Bring Smiles for Steals

Delta Dental to Make a Club Donation Every Time Brewers Successfully Steal a Base

By - Apr 2nd, 2018 09:28 am

Milwaukee – Delta Dental of Wisconsin is teaming up with the Boys & Girls Clubs to sponsor stolen bases on the Brewers Radio Network. For every Brewers stolen base, Delta Dental will “bag” another donation for over 143,000 club kids across Wisconsin. It also means the announcers — including Mr. Baseball himself, Bob Uecker — will mention support to the Boys & Girls Clubs during every game.

“We’re proud to team up with Delta Dental to support our club kids across 89 sites in Wisconsin,” said Andy Gussert, State Director of the Wisconsin Boys and Girls Club. “We’re also rooting for the team to be at the top of the league again in stolen bases.” The Milwaukee Brewers ranked first across all major league baseball in 2016, and second in 2017 for stolen bases.

“The gift from Delta Dental provides program access for low-income youth,” said Dan Hebel, President of the Club’s Statewide Alliance, and Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac. “Delta Dental’s donation funds the partial scholarship of membership fees for 40 youth in each club every year, so kids across the state can participate in afterschool programs. Delta Dental helps us achieve our mission for the kids who need us most.”

According to Delta Dental of Wisconsin’s company spokesperson Amanda Lowery, “Supporting youth programs including those offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs is part of the Delta Dental culture. If we can give Wisconsin kids a reason to smile, then we’ve succeeded.”At the end of the season, Delta Dental will provide a donation of over $25,000 to be shared across 46 cities served by Boys & Girls Clubs.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Wisconsin

BGC Wisconsin serves 143,712 youth at 89 sites across 46 Wisconsin cities. Collectively, they provide over two million meals and snacks for free each year, and raise a total combined operating budget of $64,337,412. Every dollar invested in Wisconsin Clubs returns $12.42 in earnings and cost-savings to local communities. Their mission is to ensure all young people, especially those who need them the most, can reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

About Delta Dental of Wisconsin

Delta Dental of Wisconsin is the state’s No. 1 dental plan, providing dental insurance to more than two million members. Delta Dental has made dental benefits easy – through exceptional service, quick and accurate claims payments, providing the most in-network dentists, and by making coverage affordable for companies and their employees. For more than 50 years, the company has been fulfilling its’ mission of helping improve oral health and wellness by extending access to care, advancing science, and supporting an effective oral-health workforce. Delta Dental of Wisconsin (DDWI) is headquartered in Stevens Point, with sales offices in Milwaukee and Madison. As part of the nationwide Delta Dental Plans Association, DDWI joins 38 other Delta Dental plans to serve more than one third of the estimated 212 million Americans with dental insurance.

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