Congratulations! You’ve been chosen to be a part of something very special. Each year, the very best high school football players and coaches are nominated to be a part of the WFCA All-Star Charity Football Games.
The players and coaches chosen for this honor have left a legacy that will live for generations. Together, these all-stars have raised more than $4.7 million for Children’s Wisconsin.
Just like the player and coaches before you, we know your drive and determination doesn’t just live on the football field. We know you will give 100% to support Children’s vision of making Wisconsin’s kids the healthiest in the nation. Thank you!
Fundraising has always been an important part of the WFCA All-Star Charity Football Games benefiting Children’s Wisconsin. In return for the honor of participating in the WFCA All-Star Games, a minimum fundraising requirement of $750 must be met.
To qualify for incentive prizes, donations must be received by Children's Wisconsin no later than May 20, 2023. Donations are still accepted and encouraged after that date, but these gifts will not count toward incentive prizes.
Download our Guidebook for tips on getting started on your fundraising goals! Consider the ideas below to set you up for fundraising success:
Reach out to your school’s Booster/Gridiron Club. Your school’s club can support your fundraising initiative by coordinating events or donating directly to your efforts.
Hold a treat sale (baked goods, candy, fruit or nuts). These types of initiatives never go out of style. Who doesn’t love buying treats that benefit a worthy cause?
Host a car wash. Find a gas station willing to provide you with their space and hose hook-up. Car washes can be for a fee or a suggested donation. Rally your teammates together to join you in your fundraising efforts.
Grow beards, take a polar plunge or race rubber ducks in a pond! Creativity and fun go a long way in fundraising. Share on social media to build awareness for your event.
Partner with a local restaurant. Restaurants in your area may host a fundraising night for you and donate a portion of all food sales towards your fundraising efforts.
GroupRaise can help you identify locations that offer fundraising nights in a specific area and allows you to plan them online. Or book a fundraiser directly with restaurants online, including:
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Corner Bakery
- Jamba Juice
- MOD Pizza
- Noodles and Company
- Pizza Hut
Get local businesses involved in your efforts. Reach out to local businesses or companies you or your family have connections with. They’re often happy to help and might have unique ways they can support you.
Set up a challenge for local businesses. Set a fundraising goal and ask the donor to match that amount once you reach it. Don’t forget to spread the word on social media to friends and family to help you meet your challenge.
Match giving. Many companies have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Be sure to ask your donors if their workplaces offer this incentive. A $50 donation could turn into a $100 or $150 donation with no extra work from you!
Raise money using Facebook. Connect your fundraiser to Facebook so that you can raise money by reaching out to your friends and family. All of the money raised through your Facebook Fundraiser will count toward your goal. Learn more by logging into your participant center.
Share your goal and thank your donors. Share your goal on social media so your followers know what you are working towards. Give a special shout-out to your donors to encourage others to join your campaign and provide updates along the way to encourage participation. Ensure your posts are shareable so your network can encourage their followers to give to your campaign!
Engage with local media. Reach out to local newspapers, news stations, and sports reporters to showcase your selection to play in the WFCA All-Star Charity Football Game.
The WFCA All-Star Football Games app is your key to unlocking the full event experience. Not only can you fundraise on the go and track your progress, but you can also chat with your coaches and teammates throughout the season. We’ll be communicating important game day information through the app, so it’s important that you download it. Learn more.
Download the WFCA All-Star Football Games app now!
Entering cash or check gifts is a critical step to ensure the total money you raise is accurately reflected on your fundraising webpage. Once you mail your donations to our office (by May 20, 2023, to qualify for incentives), each donation will be verified by our team.
Here are the steps to entering cash and check donations in your Participant Center:
1. Click on Participant Center (you must be logged in first)
2. Click on the orange Enter new gift button (right column)
3. Enter the details for a donation that someone gave you or promised to give you:
a. First name
b. Last name
c. Email (optional)
Note: In order to receive a receipt an email or mailing address is needed
e. Payment type
4. Mail your donations to the Children’s Wisconsin Foundation. Note: You will only get credit for the donations we actually receive. If you enter a check or cash gift on your webpage but we don’t end up receiving it, you will not get credit for that donation.
Please make checks payable to Children’s Wisconsin Foundation and mail in one envelope to:
Children’s Wisconsin Foundation
Attn: Whitney Lien
M.S. 3050 PO Box 1997
Milwaukee, WI 53201
All parents/families can pick up their player’s luggage on Saturday, July 15 from 2-6 p.m. at the UW Oshkosh luggage pick-up locations:
- Gruenhagen Dorm, 208 Osceola Dr., Oshkosh
- Scott Dorm, 625 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh
- North Small, North 8 man UW River Falls: Luggage pick-up location is Ames Suites, 851 Wild Rose Avenue before 10:00 a.m.
- North Large, South 8 man UW Oshkosh: Luggage pick-up location is Gruenhagen Hall-North, 208 Osceola Drive before 11:00 a.m.
If you happen to live near where your player attended Camp Week, luggage can also be picked up on July 14 at the following times and locations:
Fans and spectators can take advantage of a special $129.99 room rate by booking within the WFCA All-Star Charity Football Games hotel room block.
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
Phone: (920) 230-1900 |1 N Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Group Name: WFCA All-Star Football
50 complimentary tickets will be provided to each player and coach to use at their discretion. Game day tickets will be available for all spectators and the general public to purchase on event day.