The Life Navigators Challenger Event is a golf outing, dinner and auction benefiting kids and adults with disabilities. 


To celebrate 75 years of Life Navigators, every Challenger Gift
received will be matched up to $75,000!

Golf is sold out and dinner is filling up quickly!

Please call 414-774-6255 to inquire about being added to our golf waitlist.



        Timeline of Events        

10:30 am
Golf Registration & Lunch

12:00 pm
Shotgun Start for Golfers

5:00 pm
Silent Auction, Hors d'oeuvres & Cocktails

6:15 pm
Dinner (Jacket Required),  Program & Auction

Questions on Event Logistics?

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Meet Our Honorees

Celebrating 75 Years as Your Disability Partner
We are delighted to celebrate Larry & Holly Haskin and Roger & Cindy Schaus as our 2024 Challenger Event Honorees in honor of our 75th Anniversary as an organization.

Life Navigators was founded in 1949 by a small group of concerned individuals including the parents of Cindy Schaus and Larry Haskin. Larry and Cindy's parents were committed to developing programs and educational opportunities for their children with disabilities, Cathy, Nancy and Richard.

Our founding families believed in an inclusive community that supports safe, happy and healthy lives for all individuals with disabilities. They developed the foundation for community-based services. Thanks to their groundwork, we carry out their vision through our expanding programs.

Welcoming Our Honorees and Consumer of the Year
We are so pleased to recognize the Haskin and Schaus families as they continue their parents' legacy with their leadership and dedication to our community. We are also delighted to celebrate Larry & Holly's daughter, Kelly, as our Consumer of the Year.


Read Our Honoree Bio

Sponsorships & Registration

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Make an Impact Today

Your gift will support kids and adults with disabilities to be safe, happy and healthy in our community.

To celebrate 75 years of Life Navigators, every Challenger Gift
received will be matched up to $75,000!

Thank You to Our Board & Challenger Event Committee


Board of Directors

Greg Block, President
Ray Wilson, Vice President
Elizabeth Ruthmansdorfer,  Past President
Lisa Voisin, Secretary & Treasurer
Adam Keller, Director-At-Large
Avery Mayne, Director-At-Large
Tim Anderson
Cindy Bentley
Tim Brown
Maggie Butterfield
Darryll Fortune
Sheila Frisinger
Christine Irgens
Stephanie Larson
Kurt Maltby
Cindy Schaus
Dan Witkofski

Challenger Event Committee

 Cindy Bentley
 Greg Block
 Maggie Butterfield
 Marilyn Hackney
 Larry Haskin, Committee Chair
 Brian Lanser
 Charlie Larson
 Chris McDermott
 Cindy Schaus
 Lisa Voisin

Past Honorees


2023 Jim Phillips

2022 Steve 'Homer' True

2021 Ray & Kelly Wilson

2020 Don & Joan Prachthauser

2019 Chris & John McDermott

2018 Mike & Ginny McBride

2017 Deanna & Eric Tillisch

2016 Dave & Carol Anderson

2015 Harris Turer

2014 Curt & Sue Culver

2013 Cindy Bentley

2012 John "Chin" Klein

2011 Don & Kate Wilson

2010 Bill & Priscilla Boelter

2009 Scott Haag

2008 Dick & Sue Pieper

2007 John & Carole Steiner

2006 Jon & Teri Vice

2005 Dick & Carol Richards

2004 Tom & Maripat Dalum

2003 Ned & Helen Bechthold

2002 Russ & Sue Darrow

2001 Roger & Regina Dirksen

2000 ARC Board of Directors

1999 Jack & Patti McKeithan

1998 John & Murph Burke

1997 Jack & Jill Pelisek

1996 Bill & Wendy Randall

1995 Tom & Kathy Schrader

1994 Stu & Ann Tisdale

1993 Mike & Ginny Bolger

1992 Wisconsin Bell

1991 Roger Fitzsimonds

1990 Stephen N. Graff

1989 Charlie & Ann McNeer

1988 Ben Marcus

Hosted By

Life Navigators
Questions? Contact Amanda Stahmann, Marketing & Development Director


Blue Mound Golf and Country Club, West North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI, USA

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Larry & Holly Haskin
Chris & John McDermott
Dick & Mary Lou McGuire
John & Maryanne Plant
Roger & Cindy Schaus


75th Anniversary Sponsors

Brian & Sue Lanser
Mike McBride - in loving memory of Ginny McBride
O'Leary & Anick

Gold Sponsors

Associated Bank
The Boerke Company
Godfrey & Kahn
The Hickory Fund
Johnson Financial Group
Morgan Stanley
Murphy & Prachthauser, S.C.
Harris & Pam Turer
John & Vicki Wachniak

Silver Sponsors

First Business Bank
Pegasus Partners


Bronze Sponsors

Mick Butterfield & Andrew Haag
Executive Search Partners
Great Midwest Bank
Kelmann Restoration
Ann M Larson Living Trust
Prairie Trust
David & Paula Strelitz
Jeff & Lisa Voisin
Jay Yuergens & Joni Anderson-Yuergens
Zilber Property Group

Table Sponsors

Dave Kundert
Bonnie Strachota

Impact Sponsors (Half Table)

Ruthmansdorfer Law Group, SC

Underwriting Sponsors

Mike & Maggie Butterfield - Photography
Events by Design - Technology
Haskin Law Office - Golf Balls
Imprint Digital Printing & Design - Golf Course Signage
Murphy & Prachthauser, S.C. - Save the Date Postcard
PepsiCo - Beverages
Reinhart - Hole-in-One
Ruthmansdorfer Law Group, SC - Chocolate
Stanek Family Dental - Beverage Cart
David & Paula Strelitz - Reception
Owen & Kim Sullivan - Wine
Dan & Amanda Witkofski - Snacks


Hole Sponsors

Engineered Materials
Full Circle Construction LLC
Mike & Barb Lauer
Stu's Flooring
Suburban Asphalt Co., Inc.
Kasey Tillisch
Wave2 Networks



Voice Auction Sponsors

Paul & Natalia Hackbarth
Mike McBride in Memory of Ginny McBride
Roger & Cindy Schaus


 Challenger Gifts

Tom & Deb Bauer
Franklin & Suzanne Brown
Tom & Maripat Dalum
Michael & Glenna Goodwin
Ed & Laurie Granitz
David & Linda Grulke
Jeanne Fehr and Nealy Rothe
Michael & Margie Kitzke
Korpal & Associates
McAllister Family Foundation
John & Maryanne Plant
Jim & Sadie Podewils
Joan Polczynski
Wayne & Theresa Ramus
Dale Richards
Jesus & Jennifer Sanchez
Terry Sanders
Tim Sanders
David Smith
Joseph & Betty Weiss
Stephen L Werner CLU & Associates Inc
Don & Kate Wilson
Jay Yuergens & Joni Anderson-Yuergens

Our Virtual Silent Auction Will Open at 12 pm on Thursday, August 8th,
and Will Close on Monday, August 12th, at 7 pm.

Questions on How to Participate? 


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