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Melody's Hope for Children Tailgate

American Family Children's Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center featuring nationally recognized pediatric specialists. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the state-of-the-art facility wins widespread praise for its expert care and a warm, soothing atmosphere that enhances a child's ability to heal.

100% of the money raised is donated to the American Family Children's Hospital to support patients and their families.

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our 2019 event!

 

 

 Event Details

Date: September 28th, 2019 vs. Northwestern Wildcats

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 AM prior to kickoff

Location: Hausmann-Johnson Insurance's parking lot | 700 Regent St, Madison, WI 53715

Tailgate Includes: Food and Beverages, a 50/50 Raffle, Special Guests, and Online Auction!

Tickets: $50 per person | Children 12 & under are free

 

 

Highlights from our 2018 Tailgate

Melodys Hope for Children Tailgate 2018

 

Thank you Sponsors!

 

GOLD SPONSORS

Findorff sentry
Uno Pizzeria Travelers

Park Bank

lz management
   

 

SILVER SPONSORS

Chubb Insurance

Dean Health Plan
Society Insurance

 

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Certco

DairyfoodUSA

National Rivet

Delta Dental

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Paylocity

 

 BRONZE SPONSORS

emc-insurance Cascade Development
HH Logo with divisions Alder Companies
WPS logo
 

 

 IN-KIND SPONSORS

American Printing

 

Alexander Company

Mega Rentals Pellitter Waste Systems
Full Compass Tools of Marketing
West Bend Logo Metcalfes Market

 

For more information on Melody's Hope for Children Tailgate, please contact Cassie Hopkins, Marketing Events Project Specialist at 608.535.3852 or by email at cassie.hopkins@hausmann-johnson.com

Donate

Our 2019 fundraising campaign is over, but if you'd still like to donate on behalf of Melody's Hope for Children Tailgate, visit the AFCH webiste:

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Melody's Story

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Melody Hope grew up in Iowa and her first career was in nursing. This career path exposed her to health insurance claims and Melody found that she had an interest in learning more about the insurance industry.

Eventually, she moved to Madison where she married John and raised two children, Sarah and Sam, of whom she was very proud.  She began working for Hausmann-Johnson Insurance in 1992 and it wasn’t long before she was offered ownership in the agency. Under her leadership, the Employee Benefits department grew into one of the strongest and most successful in the Wisconsin area.  Melody was often the voice of reason in management meetings, had very high ethical standards, and kept everyone focused on doing right by the client. She served on the Executive Management Committee and the Board of Directors of HJI for many of her 23 years with the agency.

Melody had many hobbies and interests. She was a prolific knitter who loved to share the fruits of her labors with others. She also loved children and talked about how one of her greatest desires in retirement would be to volunteer in a children’s hospital. She felt that this was an area where she could make a positive impact and give back.

Sadly, Melody never had the chance to participate in that volunteer work as she lost her fight with cancer in August of 2015. 

Because Melody never had that chance to volunteer in retirement, we have taken it upon ourselves to volunteer our time, energy, and talents on behalf of the American Family Children’s Hospital. We can think of no finer way to honor her memory. She was a good friend, a mother, a wife, a vibrant spirit, a kind and generous person, and a wonderful colleague who will never be forgotten.