Purpose:Capers provide planned community events that raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin-Greater Milwaukee Region while enhancing the spirit of volunteerism and fellowship.
What is Capers?Capers is a partnership of companies that meet year-round to plan, implement, and compete in a series of sporting events. Member companies each field teams of 20-100 employees, family members and friends to participate. Special Olympic athletes serve as Honorary Head Coaches and compete along side the corporate participants. Competition among the Capers companies is both fierce and friendly. Top finishers in each event receive medals, and the corporation accumulating the most points at the end of all Capers events receives an impressive traveling trophy at the Capers Day Closing Ceremony which includes a video presentation of the Capers highlights. Capers are unusual because it is planned, organized, and implemented by representatives from each Capers Company who meet monthly as a Steering Committee from September to May. Additional company representatives serve on event sub-committees and helping in the planning and recruitment within their individual companies for each event.
CAPERS BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
Romine’s High Pockets – Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 27th, 2013
AMF West Lanes – Milwaukee, WI
CAPERS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Sunday, April 21st, 2013
MSOE Kern Center – Milwaukee, WI
CAPERS SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Friday, April 26th, 2013
Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex – Brookfield, WI
CAPERS GOLF OPEN - Register Online
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Geneva National Golf Club – Lake Geneva, WI
***Special Room Rate*** Rate for Inns of Geneva (on property) and Geneva Ridge Resort – $99. $69 for Capers golfers that golf the day before the outing.
http://www.genevanationalresort.com/ Click on Accommodations to view the rooms available.
Rooms should be booked through KariJo at email@example.com. Mention Capers at time of booking.
Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Eagle Village Park – Eagle, WI
- The largest of the multiple Capers events is the signature event, at which corporate teams compete in a variety of athletic and non-athletic events including Bocce Ball, Croquet, Trivial Pursuit, darts, and Bingo, among others. Companies are encouraged to enter at least five of the offered activities during Capers Day. Points are awarded in each event. A traveling trophy is presented during Closing Ceremony to the company accumulating the most points.
What companies are involved?AT&T, American Family Insurance, Eaton Corporation, Humana, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, GE Energy, Waukesha Electric, Wells Fargo, and We Energies.
What are the benefits to the participating companies?Goodwill and company spirit are generated through friendly competition as well as sense of accomplishment in setting and exceeding goals. Each company benefits from the partnership with Special Olympics, rated the nation's #1 most credible charity. It's a tremendous opportunity to enhance corporate image, strengthen camaraderie among employees, promote volunteerism, and celebrate corporate and community values.
Who benefits?Special Olympics Wisconsin-Greater Milwaukee Region – serving Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha and Washington Counties - has been the designated beneficiary of funds raised by Capers since 1985. Since 1985 Capers has raised over 1.8 million dollars for Special Olympics. Special Olympics Wisconsin is a statewide organization providing persons with cognitive disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Special Olympics Wisconsin-Greater Milwaukee Area serves over 2,200 athletes. Capers is the largest single source of revenue for the Special Olympics in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Funds are raised through multiple sources - member company's sponsor fees ($700), event auctions, t-shirt sales, event participation fees and pledges, concessions and golf outing fees.
For more information about Capers contact
Regional Director of Development
Special Olympics Wisconsin, Greater Milwaukee Region
262-241-7786 Ext. 14