Legendsfest raises more than $10,000 for Waukesha's Women's Center

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The inaugural LegendsFest raised more than $10,000 to benefit The Woman’s Center. On hand for the check presentation were, (from left), Jason Sarchet, Legends of the Field; Ken Genin, Women‘s Center director of development; Marie Kingsbury, Women’s Center executive director; Sharon Wood, Jeanine Kes Bode, and Allan Froehlich, all on The Women’s Center Board of Directors; Jim Lindenberg, Legends of the Field president and chief executive officer; Mary Volz, Legends of the Field; and Robert DiDonato, Women’s Center Board.
Published on: 10/2/2013

The inaugural Legendsfest, organized by Legends of the Field President and CEO Jim Lindenberg, brought in more than $10,000 in monetary and item donations to benefit The Women's Center.

The event, held Sept. 6 at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield, brought in monetary donations totaling $7,515, and featured a "Stuff the Bus" campaign that resulted in an estimated $3,000 worth of donated goods.

Attendees at Legendsfest had the opportunity to get autographs from Wisconsin sports legends, including Gilbert Brown, Rollie Fingers, Keith Tozer and Ron Dayne.

"I'm very proud of the fact that we were able to deliver a full bus and a full trailer of items to The Women's Center," said Lindenberg, "and I'm so impressed with all the volunteers who were willing to help us benefit The Women's Center. The event was a great success and a great partnership."

Legends of the Field is a Hartland-based sports memorabilia and marketing company..

As an independent, nonprofit human service agency founded in 1977, The Women's Center provides a wide range of free and comprehensive services designed to address the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse.

These services include emergency shelter for abused women and their children, transitional living, group and individual counseling, onsite and respite childcare, child abuse prevention programming, legal advocacy and employment counseling.

The Center also provides Hispanic outreach, community education programs, information and referral services, and a 24-hour crisis line.