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IBEW 159 has deep roots in our local community, supports many charities and causes, provides learning opportunities for members, and reaches out to and engages with community partners.

Polar Plunge 2017 Results!

This year our team of Leah Bohn, Eric Proces, Nicholas Tarbet, Cameron Knuteson, Joshua Stern, Thomas Hamielec, and David Boetcher raised a total of $4,439.19 to support Special Olympics of Wisconsin!

From Special Olympics Wisconsin:

Each and every day, our athletes inspire us as they defy odds, demonstrate courage and beat their personal bests. Opportunities to bring out our athletes’ abilities are made possible because of your participation and support of the Polar Plunge.

We are thrilled to announce that more than 1,000 Plungers raised $295,000 at the Madison Polar Plunge on February 18th! It takes $552 to support one athlete for one year. That means you have changed the lives of more than 534 athletes forever.

Polar Plunge – Feb. 18th 2017

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It’s that time of year again!
Donate at bit.ly/IBEW159PLUNGE2017

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 159 (IBEW Local 159) is proud to support the Special Olympics of Wisconsin.

For the 3rd year the Polar Plunge fundraiser is being led by our RENEW Committee (REach out and Engage Next-gen Electrical Workers), consisting of members under 35 years old.

This year we have $1500 available in matching funds from the local. This means every dollar you donate is like donating two dollars! Donate $25 and it becomes $50!

Thank you for supporting the Special Olympics Wisconsin Polar Plunge. Your donation helps to support the 18 different Olympic-type sports offered year-round, as well as free health care screens to ensure optimal health and performance of Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes during competition.… Read more... “Polar Plunge – Feb. 18th 2017”

Take Kids Fishing Day – June 4

This is the perfect opportunity to introduce youngsters to the benefits of fishing and the abundance of public access opportunities available in our community. Each registered kid will receive a fishing pole that is his or hers to keep, so register the kids, grab your camera and get ready for a fun day at Vilas Park! Be sure to join us after the event for a picnic-style lunch.
This event is free and open to the public, but it is limited to the first 150 kids. All participants must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperon. Please pre-register by Friday, May 20.

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