UPDATE August 2018:
Thanks to all of you and your votes, Junior Achievement won the $5,000 donation from Briggs & Stratton! This donation will help many local students prepare for their economic success!
To celebrate 110 years in business and an equally long history of commitment to the Milwaukee community, Briggs & Stratton has a call-to-action for the public during Summerfest 2018: Help Us Help Others.
From June 27 through July 8, Summerfest attendees visiting the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage will see a video highlighting the Company’s involvement in the Milwaukee community and will have the opportunity to vote for one of four local nonprofit organizations to win a $5,000 donation. By texting briggshelps to 33988, fest-goers will receive a link to vote for one of the following featured organizations:
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
• Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
• Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
• United Performing Arts Fund
Voters do not need to be at Summerfest to enter their vote.
“There are so many truly impactful nonprofit organizations within the Milwaukee community – many of which Briggs & Stratton supports; however, the featured four closely align with our areas of focus and we’re happy to rally the community around their efforts,” says Rick Carpenter, vice president of corporate marketing at Briggs & Stratton. “While only one organization will receive this donation, we’ll continue to provide support to them all in other ways throughout the year.”
The organization with the most votes on July 8 at 11:59 p.m. will be the recipient of the donation from Briggs & Stratton and will be announced on the Company’s Facebook page on July 9.
HOW TO VOTE FOR JA:
You do NOT need to be at Summerfest to vote. Wherever you are this week, you can support JA. You can vote every 24 hours through July 8. There are 2 ways to vote:
1. Text briggshelps to the number 33988
2. A link quickly will be sent to your phone
3. Click the link, choose Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and hit the submit button
2. Scroll down and click "Vote Now"
3. Choose Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and hit the submit button
Thank you for your vote and thank you to Briggs & Stratton for this wonderful gift to the community.
About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:
Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washer, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Vanguard™, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.