The Fox Cityz Foxz give back!
All of our skaters are required to participate in various charitable events throughout the year. Last season we were pleased to give a portion of our bout proceeds to various women’s organizations and other local charities.
Each skater in our league has some part of the community that touches their heart, and as a league we strive to give them an opportunity to give back to those charities. There is no limit to what we can achieve when we put our combined hearts and resources to work. The Fox Cityz Foxz look forward to finding new and rewarding ways to give back in our upcoming seasons.
The Foxz have run several campaigns to collect food, toiletries and arts and crafts supplies for local shelters and youth organizations.
The Christine Ann Center (Domestic Abuse Shelter)
Golden House of Green Bay
Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley
We were proud to make donations to the Appleton Girls Choir because together we encourage ladies of all ages to strive toward their goals and to perform to the best of their abilities.
Appleton Girls' Choir
Groups of our gutsiest Foxz braved the Polar Plunge in 2008, 2010 and 2011 to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Oshkosh Polar Plunge
The Foxz also enjoyed donating time to the Youth Go Haunted House for Halloween 2008!
Many of our girls give time to various animal rescues and animal welfare organizations, and the Foxz often join with those organizations to raise funds for local animals' needs.
Orphan Animal Rescue
Oshkosh Area Humane Society
Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary
Bay Area Humane Society- Brewfest
Our skaters have taken time to ring bells for the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign!
Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas Campaign
The Foxz love working with the Pink Squirrels at their "Delinquent Prom!"
Foxz skaters were happy to spend many busy holiday shopping days at the Fox River Mall wrapping gifts for Habitat for Humanity in 2008 and 2009.
Habitat for Humanity
The Foxz always look forward every year to participating in the annual Bowling for Kids' Sake event sponsored by Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
We were happy to team up with the American Heart Association and Affinity Health Systems to promote women’s health during last year’s Red Dress Campaign. We were able to provide information to our fans on all aspects of women’s health, including fertility, pregnancy, heart health, breast health, and we were able to make a donation to the Red Dress Campaign along the way.
Go Red For Women.
We have collected and donated formal dresses to organizations that help disadvantaged girls in our local areas be able to enjoy their proms and homecomings in style.
YMCA of the Fox Cities
The Foxz had a fantastic time working with and for the Green Bay Pride Alive celebration in 2010 and 2011.
2010 Season Jonah Hinds Fundraising Results!
The Foxz are very pleased to announce that over the course of our 2010 home season's fundraising efforts for Jonah, we raised $2829 for his care and medical expenses! GO FOXZ!
For more details on Jonah, please see below. Written by Foxz skater Anya B. Hinds, Jonah's mom:
Jonah Hinds is currently a 5th grade student at St. Peter’s Lutheran in Fond du Lac, WI. He suffers from a debilitating form of Tourette Syndrome.
In December 2006 Jonah woke up with severe tremors. After months of doctor appointments at various hospitals, they finally concluded he had a rare condition called Sydenham's Chorea which was caused by a strep infection.
The infection then caused an autoimmune disorder that ultimately damaged the part of Jonah’s brain that controls his movement. The doctors were hopeful that monthly intravenous immunoglobulin treatments (giving him antibodies from blood donations to bolster his immune system) would reverse the condition. After a year of the treatments his condition was getting worse. The Neurologists now feel he has a severe but rare form of Tourette Syndrome. Most days he has complete loss of motor control and is continuously shaking and writhing, making the school days and sitting through church very difficult.
We have not found any medications that have helped and most have unbearable and dangerous side effects. The doctors anticipate his condition will worsen through puberty prohibiting him from obtaining a drivers license, holding a job, participating in sports and making school work almost impossible.
Because of the severity, they feel he will not recover into adulthood as many Tourettes patients do. Our last option to give Jonah a normal life is to try a procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Electrodes are implanted deep into his brain with leads to a pacemaker in his chest emitting electrical currents to his brain which will correct his motor control. While the surgery has risks, once he is healed there are no side effects with DBS.