2019 WABTA Wounded Warriors on the Water

Benefitting Wisconsin Hero Outdoors


Last Year

We raised over $30,000 to help combat wounded veterans and gave 10 heroes an experience they will never forget and to date we have raised over $110,000. This year, our goal is to raise $35,000 and give ten more heroes an incredible experience.


The Charity

Wisconsin Hero Outdoors began in 2016 when a small group of Veterans and First Responders got together to use outdoor activities to help address both physical and mental health challenges along with restoring a sense of comradery. The organization is part of the Waukesha County Community Foundation 501c(3) and recently expanded state-wide  with the partnership and support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law and Entrepreneur Clinic.

The mission of  Wisconsin Hero Outdoors is to help connect Veterans, First Responders and their families to outdoor activities in Wisconsin., conducting outdoor events and supporting existing 501c3 organizations with a focus on outdoor activities that serve the veteran, military and first responder community. Our goal is to help bolster effective programs and encourage new opportunities.

The group’s founders and advisors operate Wisconsin Hero Outdoors as a 100% volunteer team and ALL donations directly serve Wisconsin Heroes.

To learn more visit: http://wiherofund.org/




Title Sponsorship: $3,000


Become the title sponsor of the 2019 Wounded Warriors on the Water Tournament. As the title sponsor, your company name is indelibly tied to this remarkable fundraising event and experience for combat-wounded veterans. The title sponsor is entitled to:

  • Naming rights to the tournament on all communications, including WABTA annual program (distributed to all members and at local businesses), WABTA and Wisconsin Hero Outdoors websites, press releases, on-site banners and signage, social media posts, news articles and other content and marketing efforts

  • Prime placements for banners and other branding on-site at event

  • PA announcements at events

  • One-custom branded jersey with title sponsor logo, signed by all participating Wounded Warriors for display at your place of business

  • Major logo placement on volunteer t-shirt

Team Sponsorship: $1,500

Only 10 available 

Sponsor one of 10 participating teams, pairing a WABTA member as a guide along with a combat-wounded veteran. These sponsorships largely cover the expenses of hosting these veterans for the event. Any remaining dollars after covering travel, food and lodging goes directly to Wisconsin Hero Outdoors. Each team sponsor receives:

  • One team of two individuals each outfitted in a fishing jersey with the sponsor logo

  • Inclusion on all event communications including on-site banners 

  • Inclusion in PA announcements at event

  • One custom branded jersey with team sponsor logo, signed by all participating Wounded Warriors for display at your place of business

  • Inclusion on volunteer t-shirt

T-Shirt Sponsorship: $2,000

Only one (1) available

Each year, we have over 30 volunteers who help us make this event a reality. They work hard on-site, managing the event, selling raffle tickets and helping with the weigh-in. They are all outfitted in official t-shirts, thanking all of our sponsors. The t-shirt sponsor gets major logo placement on all volunteer t-shirts. Any extra t-shirts are sold to raise money for Wisconsin Hero Outdoors. As T-Shirt Sponsor, you will receive:

  • Primary logo placement on 50 volunteer t-shirts

  • Inclusion on all event banners and signage

  • PA announcements


In-Kind Sponsorship: Cash or Product Donation

We are holding a silent auction and bucket raffle held at our Wounded Warriors on the Water event on Pewaukee Lake on June 8, 2019. We typically have 4-5 silent auction items and 8-10 bucket raffles with prizes ranging from gift certificates, sporting goods items, tickets to concerts and sporting events, autographed items and more. 

Any cash donations will go directly to Wisconsin Hero Outdoors. 

All in-kind or cash sponsors will get placement on event banners and in PA announcements on the event. Any prizes on season-long raffle ticket will also credit the donor. We literally sell thousands of tickets every year. 

If you are willing to donate cash or prizes, please either contact Ryan Chuckel at 414-698-7132 or ryanc@gunpowderinc.com or send prizes directly to:

c/o Ryan Chuckel
3519 Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029

Please make checks out to Wisconsin Hero Outdoors.