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SBWIS Events

Fond du Lac Children's Museum Play Date
May
5
10:15 AM10:15

Fond du Lac Children's Museum Play Date

Enjoy a morning of playing and fun with other Spina Bifida Families. This event includes time in the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac, a snack, and a classroom to store coats, diaper bags, etc...  SBWIS is hosting this FREE event for Spina Bifida children  age 5 and younger,  including family members (siblings/parents/guardian/grandparent).  RSVP is required by Tuesday, May 1st by completing the form below. Thanks and see you May 5th at 10:15am.

 

Name of child with SB *
Name of child with SB
For example: Dave - father, Erin - mother, Josh , Luke - siblings.
Name of parent *
Name of parent
Address *
Address
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Danny's Golf Outing
Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

Danny's Golf Outing

Danny and his family host this golf outing every year to provide funds and services for individuals in Wisconsin with, or affected by Spina Bifida.  Spina Bifida Wisconsin, Ltd. works closely with the family to carry out their generous wishes.  
All golfers will enjoy lunch, an 18 hole scramble, refreshments on the course, and dinner.
Following golf, everyone is invited to a social hour with an open bar and a chance to participate in spectacular silent and voice auctions and raffles.  Space is limited. Registration is open. Click HERE

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Mid-state Family Picnic
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Mid-state Family Picnic

We are looking forward to summer fun with our mid-state families! SBWIS is hosting a picnic for people with spina bifida of all ages, along with their immediate family members. This FREE event will begin at 11:00am and will include sub sandwiches for lunch along with a short presentation from Kathy about fundraising opportunities. Please join us to meet others and share your life experiences. This location has a playground, basketball court and sandbox. Please bring toys (latex free) to share. RSVP is required by Monday, June 25th by completing the form below. See you on June 30th!

Name of family member with SB *
Name of family member with SB
Name of parent (if person with SB is under 18)
Name of parent (if person with SB is under 18)
Address *
Address
Enroll in this program if you give SBWIS permission to share your first name, age of child, and city of residents with other spina bifida families in your area.
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Sprint for Spina Bifida 25th Anniversary!
Aug
11
7:00 AM07:00

Sprint for Spina Bifida 25th Anniversary!

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO RACE PAGE FOR REGISTRATION

Join us on August 11th for the 25th Annual Sprint for Spina Bifida family friendly event as we celebrate "Let the Good Times Roll"!  Race day includes light refreshments, resources and vendor displays, games, Kid's Dash, awards and more. This event benefits Wisconsin families affected by the disabling birth defect, Spina Bifida. Funds raised provide financial assistance to families, camp scholarships and community social events. Thank you for supporting SBWIS.  
To ensure everyone's comfort and safety, no bikes, roller blades or pets will be allowed. The Sprint for Spina Bifida will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel for severe weather threats. Should this occur, no refunds will be provided and your entry fee will be used as a donation to SBWIS. Thank you for your understanding.
 

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Deadline to Request a Scholarship for Higher Education Funding
Aug
14
12:00 PM12:00

Deadline to Request a Scholarship for Higher Education Funding

Today is the deadline to request a Scholarship for Higher Education.

Our Scholarship for Higher Education Fund is in memory of Mary Ann Potts and was established in 1996. The scholarship offers assistance for such necessities as tuition, books, fees, room and board, transportation and specialized equipment needs. Applicants must have Spina Bifida and meet the criteria of the application. Each individual may receive funding once per calendar year. Direct payment to the school is required.

To request funding from this scholarship, please download the application HERE and email the completed application to sbwis@sbwis.org by August 14th. Your request will be considered by the SBWIS Board of Directors, and granted as funds allow.

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SPRING FLING EVENT - Valley View Mall Meet and Greet- CANCELLED
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

SPRING FLING EVENT - Valley View Mall Meet and Greet- CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Join us at Valley View Mall Food Court from 1:00 to 2:30pm to meet other families, chat, and have a snack. SBWIS will provide $5.00 to each person with spina bifida.  This is a great chance to learn more about SBWIS services. Event is open to area professionals or service providers too.

RSVP by April 6th. Minimum of 5 people with spina bifdia must register or event will be cancelled.

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SPRING FLING - LA CROSSE  Children's Museum Event- CANCELLED
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

SPRING FLING - LA CROSSE Children's Museum Event- CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

We will meet at the Children's Museum from 10am to 12:30pm. SBWIS will pay for the child with spina bifida and their immediate family members (parent/guardian/siblings).  The museum has a guest program of meeting Mickey and her Pet Therapy dog Mishka and learning what it is like to have a dog helper.

RSVP by April 6th - minimum of 5 people with SB must be registered or event will be cancelled.  SBWIS is collecting gently used equipment (wheelchairs, canes, walkers, etc...) to donate to Katy's Kloset for another family to benefit from their free loan program.

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Madison Area Rocky's Social
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Madison Area Rocky's Social

Join SBWIS members at Rocky Rococo's for an evening of pizza, socializing and games. We have a party room reserved for chatting, the kids will receive game tokens, and everyone will benefit from peer support. This event is FREE to SBWIS members and their immediate family members. You must RSVP by completing the form below to be included. Deadline for RSVP is Monday, March 5. 

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED. PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR SUMMER PICNIC IN JUNE!

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Burger Bash
Jan
27
4:30 PM16:30

Burger Bash

Join other SBWIS families at the 3rd annual BURGER BASH at Fuddruckers in Brookfield from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. SBWIS staff will also be available to share resources and answer questions. For this event, SBWIS will pay for the meal for the family member with SB (charged at the restaurant). Other family members attending must pay for their own meals. THE DEADLINE FOR THIS EVENT HAS PASSED. HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR NEXT EVENT.

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Eau Claire Burger Bash
Jan
27
4:30 PM16:30

Eau Claire Burger Bash

Join other SBWIS families for our first BURGER BASH  in Eau Claire, WI at Red Robin from 4:30pm to 7:30pm on Saturday, Jan 27th.  An SBWIS family will be coordinating things and meeting people that evening.   SBWIS will pay for the meal for the family member with SB (charged at the restaurant). Other family members attending must pay for their own meals. We hope to video chat between the 2 places that night. A never been done before opportunity!  THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING HAS PASSED. HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR NEXT EVENT.

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Uno's DoughRaiser / Appleton
Nov
14
11:00 AM11:00

Uno's DoughRaiser / Appleton

Support SBWIS by eating out at Uno Pizzeria and Grill W3254 Van Roy Rd, Appleton, WI during their regular business hours of 10am to 11pm. Just show the staff this flyer for dine in or carry-out and SBWIS benefits. Please share with family and friends and enjoy an evening celebrating SBWIS.

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Adaptive Climbing at Adventure Rock
Oct
28
12:15 PM12:15

Adaptive Climbing at Adventure Rock

SBWIS has 6 people already registered for this event. The registration is closed for the Oct. 28th date. If you are interested, please fill out the form below to be put on a waiting list in case someone cancels for Oct. 28th. Also, based on interest SBWIS can schedule another date for our members to climb.  If you don't complete the form I won't know that additional people were interested.

Join SBWIS members and experience the thrill of adaptive indoor rock wall climbing. Adventure Rock in Brookfield has trained staff, physical therapists assisting us, and they ensure a safe environment for our group. This event is FREE for SBWIS members, ages 5 and older, under 300 lbs body weight, can be wheelchair user or ambulatory, and is limited to 6 climbers total. Deadline for registration is October 20th. You will receive an email to confirm your participation with an attached waiver. All participants must complete the visitor-agreement required by Adventure Rock signed by a parent/guardian. Parents must attend the event with children 17 and under.

For more information about adaptive climbing click HERE

Name of person with sb participating *
Name of person with sb participating
wheelchair user? ambulatory? AFO braces? shunt? seizures?
Address *
Address
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Fall Harvest Fest at Zachariah's Acres
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Harvest Fest at Zachariah's Acres

Enjoy a hay ride around the serene property, pick your own pumpkin, participate in the pumpkin Olympics, and relax with light refreshments. All planned activities are fully accessible to kids with special needs. This FREE event is exclusively for children with special needs and their families.  SBWIS families must pre-register online using the Zachariah's Acres website - click HERE!

SBWIS staff will not be in attendance at this event. We are encouraging SBWIS families to attend and share in the event together.  Sign up through Zachariah's Acres website and enjoy yourselves at their Fall Harvest Event.

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Three Gaits Day for SBWIS - registration closed
Sep
24
12:30 PM12:30

Three Gaits Day for SBWIS - registration closed

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS REQUIRED AND IS NOW CLOSED.

Three Gaits Therapeutic Horsemanship Center in Stoughton, WI is happy to host SBWIS members for an afternoon of horseback riding.  This event is open youth (minimum age 3 years) and adults with Spina Bifida to a maximum number of 18 riders.  If we don't have 18 people with SB registered, we will open this to family members of only those attending. The deadline for registration is September 17th. If you show up without pre-registering you will be responsible for the fee to horseback ride; and there may not be a chance for you to ride. 

Please bring your own picnic lunch and eat together from 12:30 to 1:00pm. Horseback rides will go from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Riders must print this form as required by Three Gaits and bring the completed form with you to the event.  Click HERE for the Three Gaits registration form.  Riders must comply with these clothing regulations from Three Gaits - or you may not be able to ride:

A safety helmet (ATSM-SEI approved) must be worn and is provided.
Long pants such as blue jeans, stirrup pants or riding pants.
Protective sun screen, sun glasses and insect repellant as needed.
Shoes with sturdy heels (oxfords, riding boots) or non-slip soles are recommended.
No sandals, crocs, clogs, open-toed or open-heeled shoes.

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Fall Fling/Bowling - cancelled
Sep
23
1:30 PM13:30

Fall Fling/Bowling - cancelled

1:30 to 3:00pm – Join other SB families and have a great time bowling at Skipp’s Bowling Center 2300 Strongs Ave. Stevens Point, WI.  SBWIS will pay for one game & shoes per person.  This event is appropriate for people of all ages with SB and their immediate family members. 

 

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Fall Fling / Playground - cancelled
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Fling / Playground - cancelled

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  

Join us for snacks and refreshments while we play together at the KASH (Kids are Special Here) accessible playground! This event is FREE for SBWIS members and their immediate family.  We are looking forward to meeting you!  Deadline for registration is Sept. 13th, 2017.

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