Briggs & Stratton Corporation is pleased to announce its $1 million commitment to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, extending its exclusive 23-year title sponsorship of Briggs & Al's Run & Walk – the hospital's longest-standing, and one of its most successful, fundraising events – through 2022.
"As Briggs & Stratton celebrates its 110th anniversary year, what better way to reaffirm our commitment to the Milwaukee community than by providing $1 million to kids in need of pediatric care," says Rick Carpenter, Vice President Corporate Marketing. "We are lucky to have one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals right here within our community and Briggs & Stratton firmly stands behind its commitment to extend its support into the future."
Since Briggs & Stratton became the title sponsor, it has donated nearly $4 million to the hospital and rallies its employees around the annual event to show its support beyond the dollars. The event raises more than $1 million annually and draws approximately 15,000 supporters to downtown Milwaukee.
This announcement comes just days before the 41st Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10:15 a.m., starting at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue on the Marquette University campus and ending at Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds). Participants can register online at alsrun.com or on site at the event.
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
About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in eight specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals report. Children's provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2017, Children's invested nearly $103 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org