Mattys Bar Grille & Catering is heavily involved in the campaigns of some very important causes. The entire Matty’s Team believes that paying it forward, in any form possible, is what helps drive a community and bring it together. It’s a part of our companies Mission and an integral part of our Culture. We participate year round in different community events and fundraisers for schools, other local businesses and chambers including:
- Elmwood School
- New Berlin Chamber of Commerce
- Muskego Chamber of Commerce
- Heritage School
- Taverns Against Cancer: Tour De Kathie
- Lissy’s Place
- Muskego Senior Taxi
Matty’s Matters Students Matter, Student-Athlete Scholarship is an exciting new venture that Matty’s announced this year. The goal is to raise money every year for a local student-athlete that’s a graduating Senior. Matty’s is making the commitment annually of a minimum of $1,500, with the 2014-2015 school year being the inaugural year.
Mission: The mission of the Students Matter Scholarship is to help further the higher education of Student-Athletes within the greater New Berlin-Muskego community and in turn enrich the lives of those around them.
Vision: The overall vision of the Students Matter Scholarship and it’s benefiting recipients is to make higher education accessible to those in our surrounding community. By creating a better community, we hope to better the lives of those in it through the act of this scholarship.
- The applicant should embody the same spirit of philanthropy that Matty’s Matters strives to instill in the community
- The student should be involved in their community through volunteering and the practiced ideals of paying it forward
- The applicant should also have a solid understanding of teamwork and the important role that it plays throughout life
The National Kidney Foundation is one that is very close to home. In years past, the Greater Matty Open event has shared a percentage of its proceeds to the foundation, in total raising over $30,000. Here is a little bit about NKF.
Mission: The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin (NKFW) is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
Vision: The vision of the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin (NKFW) is to be the leading public health resource on kidney health in Wisconsin and to reduce the impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on those who are at-risk or affected by CKD.
Strategic Goals: The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin (NKFW) is committed to:
- Promote the identification of and impact the health of individuals who are at-risk for chronic kidney disease.
- Enhance the medical, self-management and health advocacy behaviors of individuals with CKD.
- Engage in change initiatives that support kidney health, organ donation, and early transplantation and/or elevate kidney disease as a public health concern.
- Raise sufficient funds to ensure growth of the NKFW.
Every year at the start of the year, we campaign to find those brave soles who will go “Freezin for a Reason” and jump in the annual
Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of WI. Mattys is one of many sponsors to make the event better than the year before.
In the past 13 years, Matty’s jump team has raised over $135,000, and had a blast doing it. Here is a little bit about what the Special Olympics is
Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is a statewide organization providing persons with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Individuals who are at least eight years old and are identified as having a intellectual disability are eligible for participation.
With seven Regional offices throughout the state, Special Olympics Wisconsin serves nearly 10,000 athletes in nearly 189 communities statewide. SOWI is one of the 52 state programs and one of nearly 200 countries providing this opportunity to nearly 3.7 million athletes around the world.
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
At a Glance
- Athletes: nearly 10,000
- Average Age of Athletes:27
- Registered Local Agencies: 189
- Competitions Statewide: 137
- Certified Coaches: 1,280
- Volunteers: 11,200
- Mutual Respect
- Positive Attitude
Special Olympics does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, nationality, origin or political philosophy.