On June 20th, Hunzinger employees and their families came out to support Lad Lake of Wisconsin’s 2nd Annual Kettle Classic held at their Dousman Campus. The group totaling 30 from Hunzinger took part in the various activities offered throughout the morning to help raise over $10,000 for programs at Lad Lake. One group, led by Sarah Sandkuhler, completed the challenging 30 mile bike ride through the beautiful Kettle Moraine, others joined Jim and Joyce Hunzinger in the, still demanding, 15 mile bike ride, and a number of our Project Managers and their families embarked on the 1 mile walk which featured a variety of family-friendly activities to engage and educate walkers along the scenic route. After completing their athletic endeavors, the Hunzinger group met up to enjoy the grilled burgers, sausage and fruit packed lunch provided by the event volunteers. All funds raised through the Kettle classic support Lad Lake’s education, and vocational training programs for at-risk youth. Jim Hunzinger, a Lad Lake Board Member and Hunzinger Construction Company owner, coordinated the effort to involve our employees and had success recruiting for this fundraiser because word had spread about how great the event was last year!
For more than 100 years, Lad Lake has provided highly individualized care for at-risk youth and families in Southeastern Wisconsin. Focusing on core areas of Education, Independent Living, Mentoring, and Residential Services, all programs share the goal of life skills development and successful independence in our communities. Serving more than 1,800 youth and families a year, Lad Lake continues its commitment to changing lives and guiding youth. Lad Lake has four locations in Metro-Milwaukee area which include alternative schools, group homes, independent living services, spiritual care, and mentoring. Programming helps children overcome trauma, abuse and mental health problems, improve their educational attainment, develop positive social and vocational skills and learn to become productive, self-sufficient adults.