New Berlin, WI, June 15, 2021 — The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County announced today it has signed Felss Rotaform, LLC, a leading manufacturer of cold formed and processed tubular components for the global automotive industry, as the association’s largest program sponsor and its first ever Youth Sports Leagues Premier Sponsor. Financial terms of the relationship were not disclosed.
“At Felss, we are committed to building strong, healthy neighborhoods where all of us can live, work and dream by supporting programs designed to serve local community needs,” said Felss General Manager, David Gazzo. “Supporting the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County is a perfect way for Felss to fulfill our commitment to our community.”
During the past two years, the YMCA GWC has provided more than $17,000 in financial assistance to youth league participants. In total, about 3,300 kids have participated in the YMCA GWC’s seven youth leagues during the past two years.
“Felss’ generous support comes at a critical time for our communities and kids. The pandemic this past kept kids away from classmates and friends, and too often stuck inside and on screens,” said YMCA GWC CEO Chris Becker. “Our new partnership will allow the Y GWC to reach and bring together a larger number of kids for socially-infused sport experiences.”
YMCA GWC Youth Sports Leagues run year-round across five seasons and include Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Track, Baseball, Cross Country, and Flag Football. All leagues emphasize teamwork, fair play, self-confidence, and fun and are led by Y instructors and trained volunteer coaches. The leagues, like all YMCA sports, emphasize healthy relationships, with a goal to build social, as well as sport skills. Youth Sports Leagues’ summer season starts this week.
Located in New Berlin, Felss is a diverse company with about 50 percent of its employees identifying as Latino. The company offers a generous employee benefit program including a monthly health and fitness club allowance. Felss Rotaform was the first international location outside of Europe for the Germany-based Felss Group.
The YMCA GWC’s other major program sponsor is Wisconsin Vision, which has sponsored the Y’s Summer Camp programs since 2018.
About the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County:
The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County includes the Mukwonago YMCA, New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center, Southwest YMCA in Greenfield, Tri County YMCA in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha YMCA and West Suburban YMCA in Wauwatosa. The nonprofit also runs Camp Double Eagle and the YMCA Children’s Academy.