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The Elmbrook Education Foundation is sponsoring its annual fund raising "Have a Ball" party on Saturday February 23, from 7 PM to Midnight at the Elite Fitness and Racquet Center, 13825 West Burleigh Road in Brookfield.
The Foundation is a private group of citizens which dates back to the 1950's, and its purpose is to support the students and programs of the Elmbrook District Schools. It does so by raising money via private donations, business contributions, and fund raising events such as the Have A Ball party. Funds raised by the Foundation are invested directly back into the school community in the form of grants to the District's eleven schools and scholarships for students. Beginning in 2001, the grants have enabled the purchase of nearly $150,000 of materials and equipment for the schools. The scholarships are awarded directly to deserving students who exhibit outstanding performance in the areas of academics, leadership, and service to both their schools and our community. Since its inception, the E.E.F. has given out over $800,000 in scholarships to nearly nine-hundred deserving students. Last year, twenty-eight High School seniors received scholarships of $1,500.00, and the Foundation plans some major announcements of additional grants later this month.
The annual winter fund raiser is a significant source of funds for the Foundation, and this year's party will include catering by Eddie Martini's, music by the Brookfield East Jazz Quartet, a silent auction from 7-9 PM, tennis, free-throw shooting contests, and more. Tickets for the event are $50.00 each and can be purchased in advance by calling 414-319-9851. The dress is casual and the environment is low key and enjoyable. It's a great way to have a fun evening out and meet some people, all while putting your money to great work right here in our community.
If you are interested in learning more about the E.E.F. and the tremendous work it does, please see its web site at:
Thanks to the many people who give their time and effort to make the Foundation work in and for our commmunity.
Put it on your calendar - and Have A Ball.