Capture Client, Grand Slam Charity Jam, Capture overseas media Relations and Red Carpet

February 14, 2012

Chellee Siewert, President, Capture Marketing, LLC

(262) 442-5188

Neil Willenson, VP Community Relations, Kapco, Inc.

Producer & Creator, The Grand Slam Charity Jam

(262) 377-6500 ext. 215

Second Annual Star-Studded Red Carpet Event  “The Grand Slam Charity Jam” Aims to Raise $125,000 to Benefit Wisconsin Charities.  

  • Sponsored by Kapco, Inc., event will be held on March 10 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino and features Smash Mouth, Debbie Gibson, Milwaukee’s own Naima Adedapo of American Idol, Trista & Ryan of The Bachelorette (ABC), LeRoy Butler and other “Green & Gold” favorites and many others.
  • Tickets and Tables on sale now at
  • Media invited to cover the celebrity red carpet from 5:30 pm -7:15 pm at Potawatomi’s Expo Center (media credentials required).
  • Event Spokesperson LeRoy Butler available for interviews prior to event.

MILWAUKEE In an effort to help charities struggling in a down economy, Kapco Inc., an industrial Metal Stamping company based in Grafton, Wis., announced that it is again sponsoring and producing a unique, philanthropic event in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Through “The Grand Slam Charity Jam,” Kapco and other supporting sponsors hope to raise $125,000, which will be distributed to Hometown Heroes ( and other worthy local charities.  The debut Grand Slam Charity Jam  held in 2011 featuring Sugar Ray and other celebrities net over $103,000 for more than 15 Wisconsin charities.

During the 2012 Grand Slam Charity Jam (, Smash Mouth will perform with special guests  Milwaukee’s own Naima Adedapo of American Idol, fast rising singer/songwriter Grace Weber (Milwaukee native), Broadway Star and former Miss America Kate Shindle,  jazz singer Adekola Adedapo, Nashville singer/songwriter Erica Hoyt and many others.   A celebrity red carpet in Potawatomi’s Expo Center will feature well-known reality stars and paparazzi favorites Trista & Ryan Sutter of The Bachelorette (ABC), pop singer and current Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) star Debbie Gibson, and many other local and national celebrities.

The Grand Slam Charity Jam begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Expo Center with the Celebrity and VIP dinner party, over 200 silent auction items, live music by Nashville singer/songwriter Erica Hoyt, and the celebrity Red Carpet. The Grand Slam Charity Jam concert will immediately follow in the Northern Lights Theater beginning at 8:00 p.m., and an after party in the Tribal Room will conclude


the event from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.  This type of Red Carpet celebrity event is very rare in the Milwaukee area.

“This unique Milwaukee event provides an ideal avenue for charities to raise funds and awareness of their vital missions, without having to extend significant staff and financial resources,” says Neil Willenson, producer and creator of The Grand Slam Charity Jam, vice president of community relations for Kapco, and the longtime founder of One Heartland, a national charity for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

The $125,000 goal will provide vital support for a number of charities including: Hometown Heroes which aids children, families, veterans, soldiers and first responders from Southeastern Wisconsin facing obstacles; and The LeRoy Butler Foundation, which helps women going through breast cancer treatment obtain the assistance they need to focus on the job of healing verses the financial impact to their families.

“For Kapco, there is no single greater reward than giving back to the community that has embraced our business for so many years,” says President of Kapco and founder of Hometown Heroes, Jim Kacmarcik. “That’s why we feel both privileged and honored to do all we can for the people of our community. Whether it’s producing The Grand Slam Charity Jam or making financial donations to community organizations, it’s important to us that we continually seek unique ways of saying thanks for supporting Kapco.”

Currently, Kapco is the main presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include Culver’s, the Milwaukee Admirals, Exacto Spring Corporation and many other local businesses.  All tickets include a full dinner and concert, and range from $100 – $500 per ticket.  Tickets and tables are on sale now through or by contacting Neil Willenson at (262) 377-6500 ext. #215 or via email at

For more information about the Grand Slam Charity Jam, please visit: or

For Red Carpet Press credentials contact Chellee Siewert at (262)-442-5188 or