UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Bowls for Hope 2013

Bowls for Hope

Each year, UWRF works with the community to raise funds through Bowls for Hope for a worthy organization that makes a difference in the St. Croix Valley. Proceeds this year benefited the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties.  

For an entrance fee of $20/adult and $5/children 12 and under, participants selected and kept a bowl that was created in ceramic/pottery classes at UWRF, River Falls High School, Meyer Middle School, the Renaissance Academy, or by area artists. Attendees then sampled, at no extra charge, soups donated and served by area restaurants. Guests had the opportunity to vote for their favorite soup of the evening. 

The Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties serves approximately 700 patients a year, more than 60 percent of whom have household incomes below the Federal Poverty Level. Since the doors first opened, as of December 6, 2011, they have had over 10,695 patient visits and over 20,000 prescription medications. For every one dollar raised, the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties can provide $33 of prescription medications.

The 2013 Bowls for Hope event raised $6,385 for the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties. To date, Bowls for Hope has raised more than $21,000 for local charitable organizations. 

Artists that contributed bowls include Doug Johnson, Ingrid Bjerstedt-Rogers, Bob Fritz, S.C. Rolf, Diane Webster, Joe Singwald, Doug Peterson, Bob Brodersen, Wendy Olson, Ben Gavin, Jay Jensen, Jennifer King, Michael Luethmers, Dan Nistler, Scott Zeinert, Randy Johnston, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Jarred Fritz, Taylor Yotter, Logan Dwyer, Maggie Anderson, Randy Johnston's class at UWRF, Anne Buchholz's class at the Renaissance Academy, River Falls High School pottery classes taught by Gina Pedriana-Basche, and Kelyn King's class at Meyer Middle School. 

Participating restaurants included UWRF Sodexo Dining Services, Dish & the Spoon Café, Juniors Bar & Grill, Paddy Ryan's Irish Pub, Perkins Family Restaurant, South Fork Café, West Wind Supper Club, Bo's N Mine, Copper Kettle, Coach's Bar & Grill, Whole Earth Co-op, River Falls Hospital Sodexo Dining Services and Mainstreeter Bar & Grill.

Quick Information


Bowls for Hope
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5-7 p.m.
University Center
UW-River Falls

Benefited the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties

For further information, please contact Ms. Mary Van Galen at mary.vangalen@uwrf.edumail