The Croquet Ball

The Croquet Ball is Penfield’s signature fundraising event. Held annually at the Milwaukee Country Club, guests enjoy a cocktail reception, exclusive croquet match; silent, live and paddle auctions; gourmet dinner and program showcasing a Penfield family and honoring the Penfield Benefactor Award which recognizes extraordinary service by corporation, foundation or community volunteer.

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Save the Date!

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Location: Milwaukee Country Club
8000 North Range Line Road, River Hills

An Elegant Black Tie Evening
5:30 p.m. Reception and Cocktails, Silent Auction Opens
6:00 p.m. Speed Croquet Match
6:30 p.m. Putting Contest
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Award Presentation, followed by Live and Paddle Auctions

Presenting Sponsor



2016 Event Chairs: Christina and Al Araque

2016 Auction Chairs: Tere Sackerson and Jessica Zeratsky

Sponsorship opportunities are now available! Click HERE to download a sponsorship form.

Interested in donating an auction item? Click HERE to download an auction donation form.

Past Event Chairs include:
Julia Fennelly, Heidi Frank, Mary Jo Mansell, Susan F. Mikulay, Genie and Tom Smith, Jen and Todd Schoon, Gretchen H. Burns, Beth Clark, Elizabeth Long, Katie Longley, Margaret Harris, Ellen Venable, Michelle and John Runte, Juli Coburn, Julia Birmingham, Ashley Borges, Kristin Severson, Louisa Marks and Madonna Williams.

View pictures from last year’s elegant event:

Our Mission Statement

Penfield Children's Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming.

Penfield Facts

Penfield Children’s Center is named in honor of Dr. Wilder Penfield (1891-1976), a world-renowned neurosurgeon who strongly advocated early intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities.