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Events & Fundraisers

50/50 Ca$h Raffle

Proceeds used to promote youth programs. Cash Award to the Winner!

Tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00

Raffle tickets on sale at the ORD office, 425 Division Street, or from an ORD office staff member starting in late February each year, with the drawing to be held at the end of May.Need not be present at the drawing to win.

Support the Oshkosh Recreation Department by purchasing raffle tickets.

Restaurant Fundraiser

Each year, the Oshkosh Recreation Department partners with an area restaurant, which donates a portion of a particular day’s proceeds to help support ORD’s youth programs. You have to eat anyway, so why not make your dinner work for good? Check out the current Activity Guide for the exact date and time for the next fundraiser.

Adam Gundlach Memorial Swim Meet

This event is held annually in July. Events will include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, inner tube race, noodle race and lifejacket race for boys and girls.

Must be able to swim at least one length (25 yards).

Registration forms will be available at swim lessons and the ORD office. (See current Activity Guide for exact dates and registration information.)

The Bill Van Lieshout Memorial Youth Tennis Tournament

Registration for this annual summer tournament can occur on site the day of the tournament at the designated report time. All individuals who wish to enter the tournament must come with the registration fee, completed registration form and the completed concussion waiver, which can be obtained from the ORD office or from instructors at the youth tennis lesson locations.(See current Activity Guide for exact dates and registration information.)

Tournament play will be offered in the following age divisions:

  • 12 years and under
  • 15 years and under
  • 18 years and under                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       If you cannot find a doubles partner for the tournament we will attempt to find a partner for you the day of the tournament. These tournaments are available to Oshkosh Area School District residents only.
  • Girl’s Singles and Doubles Tournament
  • Boy’s Singles and Doubles Tournament

Softball Hall of Fame Banquet

The Oshkosh Recreation Department Softball Hall of Fame Banquet is held every other year (on even years) during September and recognizes the accomplishments of Oshkosh Adult Softball participants. During the banquet, individuals are formally inducted into the Hall of Fame. Recognized participants include players, managers and sponsors. The ORD Softball Hall of Fame was established in 1983 and currently has 138 inductees. The ORD Softball Hall of Fame is located at the Recreation Gym building, 425 Division St. Oshkosh.

Jolly Jester Children’s Theater

Jolly Jester Children’s Theater is a musical theater opportunity for children in first through eighth grade. Our production will be held during the school year and this year will feature a musical.

Try-outs for the production will be on a Saturday and Sunday in mid-October at the Recreation Gym. Interested participants will be asked to sing a song – 1 minute and recite a 1 minute monologue (i.e. poem, short story) preferably memorized, that you prepare for the try-outs.

Full cast rehearsals will be held primarily on Saturday afternoons as needed, at South Park Middle School.

Dress rehearsals will be held during an entire week in February, 6 - 9:00 PM as well as afternoon rehearsals on the weekend. Participants may be responsible for their own costume based on part.(See current Activity Guide for exact dates and registration information.)