MILWAUKEE — A fundraiser for Koos for Kids, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for terminally ill or disadvantaged children in southeastern Wisconsin, will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St.
Marcus Hanel, a Racine native, alumnus of Horlick High School and a Milwaukee Brewers bullpen catcher, is president of Koos for Kids.
The event will include appearances by Milwaukee Brewers players, coaches and the Johnsonville racing sausages. Music will be provided by ArtBeatLive. Silent auction and raffles prizes include autographed items from MLB, NFL and NBA stars; certificates, and gift baskets.
The $30 admission fee includes admission to the museum, player autographs and refreshments. There is no charge for ages 3 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.koosforkids.com.
Koos for Kids, established in 2005, has helped numerous terminally ill children by purchasing them laptops, ipads, zoo passes, airplane tickets, a puppy; whatever it is that makes their life a little brighter. The organization has purchased more than 3,000 winter coats for disadvantaged children in the local area, and organized and ran the Challenger Baseball League where more than 60 children with special needs could learn the game of baseball and be part of a team.