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Matty’s Matters

Mattys Bar Grille & Catering is heavily involved in the campaigns of two very important causes one
is the National Kidney Foundation. A foundation that is very close to home.   Every year the Greater Matty Open
(Saturday June 14th) shares a percentage of its proceeds to the foundation.  Here is a little bit about NKF.


National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin


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.
The 2012  Matty’s jump team raised over $25,000, and had a blast doing it.  Here is a little bit about what the Special Olympics is
about, and some pictures of us having fun “freezin”

About Us 



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

Guiding Values

  • Mutual Respect
  • Positive Attitude
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Dedication

Special Olympics does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, nationality, origin or political philosophy.