Team Schierl Companies Creates Home Theater Inside Hope Lodge of Marshfield
Marshfield WI – December 11, 2017
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Marshfield along with Team Schierl Companies celebrated the lodge’s newly opened home theater room, at a special ribbon cutting event on November 29th with MACCI and area business leaders.
The new home theater provides a comfortable, welcoming space for families staying at the lodge to socialize, watch movies and relax. Equipped with plush oversized seating, surround sound, and a theater-style steaming video-enabled viewing system, the newly renovated space offers a movie-house experience without any travel required.
Renovations, furnishings, and equipment for the theater were made possible by a generous contribution from the Team Schierl Companies Charitable Giving Fund. The Fund has been supporting organizations connected with cancer prevention and care since 1990. When the Hope Lodge was first being planned in the early 2000’s, the Charitable Giving Fund was proud to contribute and has stayed involved over the years. In 2016 the Fund developed a health enhancement center within the Hope Lodge, and now the home theater.
“Hope Lodge is so very grateful to Team Schierl’s Charitable Giving fund for their continued support of our mission, and direct impact to the cancer patients and caregivers served every day. Being able to offer a comfortable, private, state-of-the-art home theater to our guests is truly exciting, as we know how much it will be utilized.
Our guests are going through the single most difficult time they will endure, and after a long day of treatment, often do not feel well enough – or have the energy – to get out and do things. Where physical activity can be limited, it is essential that our guests occupy themselves in other ways. With this new addition, we will be able to host regular movie nights, and sporting events – gathering everyone after dinner to relax, unwind, and most importantly, take their minds off of cancer,” stated Jewelene Quelle, Manager, Hope Lodge.
Tim Schierl, Co-CEO with Team Schierl Companies, expressed the importance of the new space. “The room’s purpose is to help guests of the lodge enjoy time with family, laugh, unwind and catch a great movie. It was designed to help them feel like they are in a real theater without leaving the comforts of the Hope Lodge. We wanted to make it authentic – extra touches like special lighting, movie decor and more have helped do that. We are very proud of this project. The collaboration with Jewelene and her staff, has been a breeze in working to help families make lasting memories together,” he said.
Since opening its doors in 2003, Hope Lodge Marshfield has provided over 71,900 overnight stays – free of charge – to nearly 27,600 guests, saving cancer patients an estimated 7 million dollars in lodging expenses alone!
Team Schierl Companies was established in 1956 by Butch (John) Schierl in the home heating oil business. TSC is currently owned and operated by John’s three sons, Tim, Fritz, and Bill Schierl. TSC operates 58 retail locations in Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan focusing primarily in-service industries. In “Building Tomorrow Together,” Team Schierl Companies employs over 600 Associates between The Store, Subway, Schierl and Hartje Tire & Service Centers, Cousins Subs, and Team Administration. For more information visit www.teamschierl.com or call (715) 345-5060.
Pink Game for Cancer
Pink Game for Cancer Raises Over $50,000
STEVENS POINT, Wis. – After a night of football under the lights between UW-Stevens Point and UW-La Crosse, the annual Team Schierl & Mada Pink Game for Cancer came to a close with a check for $50,235.00 being presented to local charities in the fight against cancer. Held on Saturday September 30th, the Pink Game was a joint effort between Team Schierl, Mada Custom Apparel, the UWSP Pointers football team and UWSP Athletics.
The Pink Game for Cancer has grown over the years to become an autumn staple in the Stevens Point community. Special events lead up to the game to raise money and awareness, including limited edition Pink Game t-shirt sales, pre-Pink Game on-campus promotions, the renaming of 4th Ave. to PINK Street with official signage from the City of Stevens Point, UWSP Student Government Association co-sponsored activities, and a collaboration with the Youth Area Football league to engage young athletes in the fight against cancer.
Additional funds were raised through the sale of one-of-a-kind, game-worn pink & purple jerseys worn by the Pointers during the game. Sold via silent auction, the jerseys were presented to winning bidders in a ceremony after the game and check presentation. Additional silent-auction items were sold during the game and also contributed to the funds raised.
Charities benefitting from this year’s event include: The Breast Cancer Family Foundation (bcff.org), promoting cancer awareness and prevention through youth health class presentations to more than 7,500 students each year at Central & Northern Wisconsin schools; and the Joanne A. Suomi Memorial Fund, created in honor of a Stevens Point resident who passed away from cancer, benefitting the Special Needs Aquatics Program (SNAP), which impacts hundreds of children in the Stevens Point community.
A special moment took place during the post-game ceremonies when a second donation check was presented. The UWSP Pointers and Team Schierl worked with visiting team UW-La Crosse to coordinate a donation on behalf of a current player’s mother, who is battling cancer. The UW-La Crosse player and his mother joined the Pointers on the field for this special presentation.
“It is staggering and also reflective of how our community can rally for such an amazing event and cause. Team Schierl and Mada have really taken the Pink Game to a level that would be hard to replicate anywhere in the NCAA. Our institution, athletic department, staff and students are humbled by the efforts of everyone to make the Pink Game so special. The money raised will make a huge impact in the fight against cancer and we are proud to be part of those efforts,” stated Brad Duckworth, UW-Stevens Point Athletic Director.
“It was another great year to watch the community, fans, UWSP students, and area businesses come together on a mission to fight cancer,” said Tim Schierl, Co-CEO of Team Schierl Companies. “So many of us are affected by cancer in some way and seeing this kind of unity is overwhelming.”
Sponsors of the event were Team Schierl Companies and Mada Custom Apparel, with additional support provided by U.S. Autoforce, BMO Harris Bank, Great Lakes Coca-Cola, Bull’s Eye Credit Union, Bio Life Plasma Services and Old Dutch Foods. In-kind support was also provided by Bushman Sign and Graphics.
TEAM SCHIERL COMPANIES’ GOLF CLASSIC
RAISES $103,478.00 FOR CHARITY
STEVENS POINT, WI – July 10, 2017– Team Schierl Companies hosted their annual charity Golf Classic on June 21, 2017 at the Stevens Point Country Club. The sold-out event raised a record-breaking $103,478.00 with the help of golfers & sponsors, current Green Bay Packers player Ty Montgomery #88 and former Green Bay Packers players George Koonce, Dexter McNabb and Bill Ferrario.
Through a fantastic day of golf and fellowship, the event raised more funds than ever for the local community. Corporate sponsorships, paid activities on-course, raffle ticket sales and entrance fees made up some of the funds raised. Corporate sponsors assisting the event included Great Lakes Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, and Midwest Communications radio stations WDEZ, WSAU and Fox Sports. A silent auction and a live auction in the evening added to the grand total benefitting four deserving Central Wisconsin charities:
Jeremiah’s Crossing; a Babcock, WI therapeutic horseback riding center serving individuals with special needs. Funding from this year’s Golf Classic will aid in the renovation of 14 person bunkhouse with kitchen and gathering space for the center’s volunteers, missionaries and staff to be able to stay on-site during the busy season.
The Breast Cancer Family Foundation; a Green Bay, WI based organization promoting cancer awareness & prevention through presentations in area schools’ health classes. Funding from this year’s Golf Classic will support education presentations reaching 10,000 students in Central & Northern Wisconsin.
Camp Glacier Hollow, an Amherst Junction, WI summer camp dedicated to providing a safe, fun and small group environment, developing the spirit, mind and body of each camper. Funding from this year’s Golf Classic will help make parts of the camp ADA compliant with construction of a handicapped fishing pier, access ramps for cabins and access for additional facilities within the camp.
The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, a Marshfield, WI non-medical facility serving as a home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers free of charge. Funding from this year’s Golf Classic will create a community theater within the lodge for participants to enjoy movies, popcorn and more.
“This year’s golf event raised over $103,000 for charity which is the largest single event in our company’s history. We are very appreciative and humbled by the incredible levels of support we received from our sponsors, volunteers, Team Schierl Associates and participants. It is a wonderful feeling to know that so many people are committed to help us raise this amount of money to benefit charities in Central Wisconsin.” stated Fritz Schierl, Co-CEO.
Team Schierl Companies was established in 1956 by Butch (John) Schierl in the home heating oil business. TSC is currently owned and operated by John’s three sons, Tim, Fritz, and Bill Schierl. TSC operates 59 retail locations in Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan focusing primarily in the retail service industries. In “Building Tomorrow Together,” Team Schierl Companies employs over 600 Associates between The Store, Subway, Schierl and Hartje Tire & Service Centers, Cousins Subs, and Team Administration. For more information visit www.teamschierl.com or call Kathy Ostrowski at (715) 345-5060.
Check Presentation Pictured L-R, Bill Schierl, Tim Schierl, Fritz Schierl and Anne Schierl.