Officials are pleased to announce Wisconsin State Fair and the Wisconsin
State Fair Park (WSFP) Foundation will continue their partnership with Kohl's
Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) through the Kohl's Cares program. The
renewed partnership will result in the second annual Kohl's Family
Value Day on Tuesday, August 7 for Fairgoers during the 2012
Wisconsin State Fair. ALL Fairgoers will be eligible for discounted
Fair admission from 8am until 6pm. Adults will receive admission for
$5 (a $4 savings), and youth 11 and under will receive FREE admission.
"Kohl's is proud to provide the best value to Wisconsin families who
attend the fair on Kohl's Family Value Day," said Julie Gardner, Kohl's
executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "Kohl's Family
Value Day was a tremendous success last year and we are looking forward
to providing even more Wisconsin families the opportunity to experience
the fun and excitement of the Fair at the deepest discount on Fair
admission. The Wisconsin State Fair makes learning fun and the
family-friendly environment is sure to provide lasting memories for the
Through a generous donation from Kohl's Cares, Children's Hospital of
Wisconsin patients and their families will enjoy a special re-creation
of "Fair Day" at the hospital during the 2012 Fair. Participants will be
able to experience elements of the Wisconsin State Fair including
activities, Fair performers, a visit from Fairest of the Fair Richelle
Kastenson and traditional Fair food.
Kohl's Department Stores and the Kohl's Cares program support children's
health and educational initiatives in communities nationwide and are a
natural fit with the mission of both Wisconsin State Fair and the WSFP
Foundation. Wisconsin State Fair strives to offer an affordable,
educational and entertaining event for the community and the WSFP
Foundation aims to provide Wisconsin youth with positive and enriching
experiences and supports the endeavors of Wisconsin State Fair Park.
"Partnering for the second year with Kohl's allows us to once again
offer a tremendous value for our Fairgoers to enjoy all of the
traditions along with the new attractions found at the Wisconsin State
Fair," stated Wisconsin State Fair Park Chief Executive Officer Rick
Frenette. "In a challenging economy our partnership with Kohl's makes it
possible for us to provide our guests the ability to attend the Fair
when they may not have otherwise been able to."
Kohl's has a long history of charitable involvement in the communities
it serves. Since 2000, Kohl's and the Kohl's Cares program have combined
to give approximately $43.4 million to support charitable initiatives in
the metro-Milwaukee area. Through the Kohl's Cares program, special
merchandise is sold throughout the year with 100 percent of the net
profit benefitting children's health and education programs nationwide.
For more information on Kohl's community giving, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
About Wisconsin State Fair
The 161st Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular,
will take place Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 12, 2012.
The Wisconsin State Fair offers an original experience to all that
attend and is a phenomenal value with 30 FREE entertainment stages,
thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests,
vendors and culinary delights. For the most up-to-date information,
please visit WiStateFair.com
or join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/wistatefair
and Twitter at twitter.com/wistatefair.
About Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation
The Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit
organization dedicated to supporting Wisconsin State Fair Park youth
programming, the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, and future facility
planning and development at Wisconsin State Fair Park. The Wisconsin
State Fair Park Foundation is dedicated to the belief that providing
youth with positive experiences will assist them to make correct choices
ensuring the development of responsible citizens and future leaders. The
Foundation currently supports Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Master
Stockman Scholarships, Wisconsin State Fair Youth Day Camp, and
improvements at the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center. For information on
all of the Foundation's programs, visit www.wsfpfoundation.org.
About Kohl's Department Stores
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused,
value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced,
exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and
home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to
environmental leadership, Kohl's operates 1,134 stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more
than $208 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its
Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's
Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.
For a list of store locations and information, or for the added
convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, or
join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or
FOR MEDIA INFORMATION CONTACT:
Wisconsin State Fair
Jen Johnson, 262.703.5241