Variety the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin is dedicated to enriching the lives of children with special needs and their families.

Variety Family Summer Picnic Baskets

This Discover Program event is generously sponsored by:

Variety Family Summer Picnic Baskets

Variety will not be hosting its annual Family Summer Picnic at Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center this year. Unfortunately, the venue could not accommodate a group of our size due to social distancing regulations. However, that doesn’t stop us from bringing the picnic experience to YOU!

With the generous support of Bell Bank Mortgage, Paul Kozak, and Culver’s we will be providing picnic baskets filled with the essentials needed for a wonderful picnic! Your family will be able to experience a picnic in the comfort and safety of your own backyard.

The picnic baskets will include Culver’s meal coupons, snacks, bubbles, a ball, sidewalk chalk, and more!

Picnic baskets must be picked up in-person at the Variety office via curb-side pickup. Upon arrival, call the office at 262-777-2090 ext. 108 and a Variety team member will deliver a picnic basket to your car. Available days and hours for pick up:

Tuesday 8/18 -10:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday 8/19 -10:00am-3:00pm

Thursday 8/20 -3:00pm-6:00pm

Deadline to sign up is Friday, August 14th.

Please note that this event is available ONLY for children with physical or developmental disabilities and their family members and those who are registered with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin. If you are not registered, click here to download an application.

Enter to Win the DreamDrive DreamBike Design Contest

Meet Sidney, our 2020 Variety Representative

One family will win the American Family Insurance DreamDrive DreamBike prize pack, including:

  • Virtual Meet & Greet with a current Green Bay Packers player for you and 9 guests
  • (1) Autographed football
  • (1) Packers Pro Shop gift card
  • (1) Packers swag bag

American Family Insurance will donate $1 for every entry to Variety, the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin. Variety is dedicated to enriching the lives of children with special needs and their families.

One Team. One Dream.


43rd Ben Marcus Memorial Variety Golf Classic

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Join us for the 43rd Ben Marcus Memorial Variety Golf Classic! Tee it up “Fore” Variety Kids as we celebrate our 85th anniversary!

The event offers a great day of golf and camaraderie at the beautiful Grand Geneva Resort, while supporting the great mission of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin.  Our Freedom, Discover and Care programs provide opportunities for children with physical and developmental special needs to live life to the fullest! This event has raised more that $1.9 million over its 42-year history.

Many opportunities for sponsorship and participation are available. Contact Variety at (262) 777-2090, ext. 105 for level details and benefits.

Special Room Rates available at Grand Geneva for this event. Reserve your room  at this booking link:

COVID -19 EVENT CHANGES: Please note that precautionary measures have been implemented to prepare for the health, safety and comfort of event attendees and staff. This includes increased access to hygiene resources, safeguarded food and beverage preparations and social distancing measures on the course. We are working with Grand Geneva Resort to accommodate those concerned about riding in a golf cart with another person. 

About Variety’s Mission

Variety is a multi-faceted organization with one single purpose: Enriching the lives of children with physical or developmental special needs and their families.  Variety sponsors year-round activities, events and programs focused on: improving a child’s physical and emotional health and well-being; building self-confidence; strengthening resilience; and creating opportunities to pursue a limitless future.

43rd Ben Marcus Memorial Golf Classic Sponsor Spotlight

our community partners

our raving fans

  • This is an awesome charity that helps families with children with special needs in so many ways! My family and I are so grateful!

    Monica B
  • Amazing people, great organization. Everyone makes you feel like family.

    Andrew L
  • This is a wonderful place and the people are like angels for all they do.

    Lana D.
  • I wish so many more people would know about Variety. My daughter has been afraid and self conscious about trying new things. With tickets etc being donated, my daughter has grown by leaps and bounds. Thank you Variety.

    Catina F