Lakeshore Chinooks Vintage Jersey Auction to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

The Lakeshore Chinooks have announced the team’s 3rd annual jersey auction which is set to take place during the July 21st game against the Growlers at 6:35pm. The jersey auction is presented by Thrivent Financial Associate James Meyer.

This year’s jersey will feature a vintage look, a nod to the early 1900’s style uniforms. The team has even released a vintage Chinooks logo that is featured on the uniform. The players will sport the vintage uniforms for the July 18th game and July 21st game.

The jersey auction begins on the 21st at the time gates open at 5:35pm and concludes at the end of the 6th inning. Winners from the jersey auction then can meet their respective player after the game to receive their autographed jersey.

Thanks in part to Thrivent Financial Associate James Meyer, 100% of the proceeds from the jersey auction goes to Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee County. In the past two seasons, the jersey auction has raised more than $7,000 which has been donated to Habitat.

“Jim Meyer has been a great friend of the Chinooks since day one but he is even a better friend to the community of Ozaukee County. He is devoted to helping lives in our community and his support of the jersey auction is a perfect example of that. We hope this year our jersey auction can break a new record which will be 100% donated to Habitat for Humanity,” added Chinooks Assistant GM Eric Snodgrass.

Also on July 21st will be Habitat for Humanity night including their special fundraiser. For $18, fans receive a Reserved Grandstand ticket, Hot Dog, Chips, Soda or Water plus $5 of every package sold will go to Habitat for Humanity.

Tickets can be ordered at using the password Habitat for Humanity. The order form can also be found here: Habitat for Humanity

Order forms can be emailed to or mailed to 983 Badger Circle Grafton, WI 53024. Individuals can also order tickets by phone at 262-618-4659 or stopping by our office in Grafton.

Habitat Dedicates 10th New Home in Port Washington for Tammy and Son Alex

A new milestone was reached as Habitat dedicated its 10th new home in Ozaukee County on Feb. 19th at 170 North Park St. in Port Washington.


Habitat President Tom Urban, board members, community advocates, members of Thrivent Financial and First Immanuel Church in Cedarburg celebrated with homeowner, Tammy, and son, Alex, a 22-year-old with physical and development disabilities. Volunteers contributed over 3,000 hours in just seven months to complete the new home. Tammy and her supporters contributed 250 hours of sweat equity. The new home provides accommodations for Alex's disabilities that will make his quality of life a little better and the care Tammy provides a little easier.


Tammy is a single mother to her son Alex who has cerebral palsy with severe physical and developmental disabilities. He requires extensive care from his mom, who generously gives it 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, 365 days-a-year. The home has many accommodations to improve mobility for Alex, including wider doorways and walls and an accessible shower.

Grafton Area Chamber Awards Habitat for Humanity-Ozaukee Outstanding Community Group Award

On Nov. 20 Habitat for Humanity-Ozaukee was honored as the 2016 Outstanding Community Group by the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce. This award is given each year to a group that exemplifies the highest standards in leadership, stewardship, integrity and community involvement. Tom Urban, Habitat board president, accepted the award surrounded by board members and Grafton homeowner, Cynthia, and her daughter, Harmonee.

Grafton Home Dedication and Open House

Habitat homeowner, Cynthia, is surrounded by family including (left to right and back to front), father Clarence, mother Josephine, sister Teresa, daughter Harmonee (center), and nephews Chance and Sergio.
Habitat homeowner, Cynthia, is surrounded by family including (left to right and back to front), father Clarence, mother Josephine, sister Teresa, daughter Harmonee (center), and nephews Chance and Sergio.

Thanks to the generosity of Ozaukee County supporters, new homeowner, Cynthia, and young daughter, Harmonee, are thriving in their new home.


Nearly 50 supporters attended a dedication event and open house last fall to welcome the family to the Grafton community. Cynthia is working hard to improve her family holding down two jobs in Ozaukee County while pursuing a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College. High crime in her former Milwaukee neighborhood was also a factor in Cynthia’s decision to become a Habitat homeowner.


Your generosity helps build strength, stability and self-reliance for families like Cynthia's. We couldn't do it without you!

New Accessible Home Takes Shape with $45,000 Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity® Grant

After more than a decade building affordable homes for families in Ozaukee County, Habitat for Humanity-Ozaukee broke ground on its 10th home in Port Washington in spring of 2016.


Through a national partnership with Thrivent Financial, $45,000 of the home's funding was generously provided by the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity® program. Thrivent Builds mobilizes Thrivent Financial members and other volunteers to help build homes in partnership with Habitat families.