Press Release
Press Release

Sherman Park Revival Celebration

Local restaurant advocacy group contributes to Sherman Park rehabilitation with MPS students and families

By - Aug 19th, 2017 08:59 pm

The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet is teaming up with Milwaukee Public Schools administration, students, and corporate partners at Sherman Park on Sunday, August 20 to host the first annual Sherman Park Revival Celebration. Local corporate partners will provide school supplies and carnival activities. The event will kick off with a press conference featuring local elected officials and community leaders to acknowledge the significance in community partnerships and importance of rebuilding the Sherman Park area. The news conference is at 12:30 p.m., followed by the celebration from 1 – 4 p.m.

Two-hundred fifty pre-selected MPS students will receive school supplies-filled backpacks from Kohl’s, lunch bags from the Milwaukee Bucks and tickets for a Milwaukee Brewers game from the team. SURG Restaurant Group, which is a member of the Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet, will serve prime Carnevor steaks and other refreshments. Gruber Law Offices is sponsoring family entertainment including bounce houses, cotton candy and more. Other sponsors have contributed generously to the event, including Associated Bank, VISIT Milwaukee, and Phoenix Investors, a national developer and Milwaukee stakeholder who partners with public officials to redevelop distressed properties and create safer neighborhoods.

“The rehabilitation of the Sherman Park area compliments our mission of revitalizing neighborhoods and increasing economic opportunities,” said Chairman and Founder of Phoenix Investors Frank Crivello. “We are honored to support the incredible work being done in the City of Milwaukee.”

This event will focus on the positive programs and projects that have taken place since the Sherman Park disturbances in August 2016 and a commitment to continuing our efforts to improve outcomes for area residents.

“Milwaukee needs private and public leadership to be bold to make progress and create opportunities in our community,” said President and CEO of Mueller QAAS Jim Mueller.  “Working together, we can improve the quality of life for all.” Mueller also made a sizeable contribution to the event.

About the Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet

The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet is part of a nationwide grassroots movement of restaurateurs committed to growing opportunity in our industry and strengthening the communities where we live and work. This initiative works closely with nonprofit organizations and elected officials to ensure that restaurants remain cornerstones in our neighborhood and continue to create opportunities for all Americans. The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet is a partnership program between the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association.

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