Professional Placement Services is joining UPAF (United Performing Arts Fund) Ride for the arts again this year. Professional Placement Services’ is committed to supporting our region’s economic, educational and emotional well-being. The contributions made to UPAF go directly to funding arts education programs that help at-risk kids find their voice. The contributions also helps keep jobs in Southeastern Wisconsin and ensures our region will continue to be home to world-class performances.
If you’re looking for a meaningful and far-reaching way to improve the region, supporting UPAF is a great way to do it. Join our strong community of people dedicated to the betterment of Southeastern Wisconsin.
UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, is more than just a ride. It is an opportunity for families, individuals and groups to support the performing arts and have fun. The event is considered one of the nation’s largest one-day recreational bike rides. The Ride features 5, 12, 25, 40 and 66-mile routes that utilize Milwaukee’s Lakefront, the Hoan Bridge, and other notable landmarks. Riders then enjoy the Finish Line Party, with live entertainment, family activities and great food. Proceeds benefit UPAF, which provides support to more than 30 performing arts groups in our region.
Totaling more than 275,000 participants since 1981, the UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, has generated more than $8 million for the United Performing Arts Fund. When you ride in the UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, you help UPAF support local performing arts groups. Funds that are raised through the UPAF Annual Campaign account, on average, for 17 percent of our Member Groups’ budgets. That’s money they need to keep their general operations running so they can spend more time focused on bringing outstanding entertainment and educational outreach to our community.
WHEN: Sunday, June 1, 2014
WHY: To help keep our performing arts scene a dynamic, diverse and vital part of our community’s culture. Pledges raised benefit the United Performing Arts Fund, a nonprofit, umbrella fundraising organization that supports 38 Member Groups and Affiliates in Southeastern Wisconsin. UPAF is among the nation’s largest united arts funds in terms of dollars raised and number of donors. Join others in our community who believe in the impact that the performing arts have on our economy, culture and children’s education.
WHAT: The Ride offers 5, 12, 25, 40 and 66-mile bike routes – something for everyone, from families to experienced riders. After the Ride, participants can enjoy the Finish Line Party at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage on the Summerfest Grounds. The party is free, includes live entertainment and is lots of fun for all.
WHERE: The Ride starts and finishes at the South Gate of the Summerfest Grounds, the intersection of Polk Street and Harbor Drive. The various routes travel past several Milwaukee landmarks and continue along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan through numerous Milwaukee-area communities and parks. This year’s Ride will feature the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge during the 25-mile Hoan route. The 5-mile route will head through Lakeshore State Park, the first and only urban state park in Wisconsin.