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Photo: Attendees select bowls made by local artists during the Bowls for Hope event held at UW-River Falls on March 10. The event raised $6,225 for BRIDGE for Community Life, Inc. Since its inception in 2010, Bowls for Hope has raised more than $34,000 for local charitable organizations.

Bowls For Hope

Bowls for Hope Event Invites Charitable Organization Requests

Early each year the University of Wisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope event in which proceeds raised help a worthy nonprofit organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. Applications are now open for the 2016 recipient of this charity event. The 2016 Bowls for Hope event is Tuesday, March 8, from 5-7 p.m. at UW-River Falls.

To be considered for the 2016 Bowls for Hope proceeds to benefit your St. Croix Valley nonprofit organization, complete the Request for Funds form. Interested charitable organizations should submit their requests online by Monday, Nov. 23.

 For an entrance fee of $25/adult and $5/children age 12 and under, participants at the event may select and keep a bowl created in glass/ceramic/pottery classes at UWRF, River Falls High School, Meyer Middle School, the Renaissance Academy, or by area artists. Attendees may also sample, at no extra charge, soups donated and served by area restaurants. Participants have the opportunity to vote for their favorite soup. This year, a “Chefs’ Choice Award” will be awarded to the soup favored by the chefs participating in the event.

The 2015 Bowls for Hope event raised $6,225 for Bridge For Community Life, Inc. Since 2010, Bowls for Hope has raised more than $34,000 for St. Croix Valley charitable organizations.


Participating restaurants include: Bo's 'N Mine, Copper Kettle, Dish and the Spoon Café, Kilkarney Hills, kp's kitchen at Bayport BBQ, Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery, River Falls Hospital Sodexo Dining Services, South Fork Café, UWRF Sodexo Dining Services, West Wind Supper Club, and Whole Earth Grocery. 

Artists contributing bowls include: Doug Johnson, S.C. Rolf,  Doug Peterson, Bob Brodersen, Wendy Olson, Ben Gavin, Jay Jensen, Jennifer King, Michael  Luethmers, Steve Zalusky, Scott Zeinert, Randy Johnston, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Rhonda Willers & Mike Helke ceramic classes at UWRF, Eoin Breadon's advanced glass studio 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.

For further information, please contact: Mary Van Galen at




Tuesday, March 8, 2016
5-7 p.m.
University Center, Ballroom
UW-River Falls Campus


Adult Tickets $25 each
Children 12 and under $5 each