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2017 Stockholders’ Meeting Fundraiser

The Randy Schopen Foundation is continuing the tradition of holding our annual “Stockholders’ Meeting” funderaiser. The proceeds will benefit The Randy Schopen Foundation. Randy started the tradition of The Stockholder’s Meeting years ago to give back to the local communities that supported him at Capn’s. Location: Ducks Crossing, W5003 US Highway 18, Jefferson, WI Date: […]

2017 Pretzel Polka Run/Walk/Zero K

For the third year in a row the Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF will be holding a Run/Walk/Zero K Saturday, September 16th. This family-friendly event will take place in conjunction with Gemuetlichkeit Days and will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. All proceeds from the event will go to The Randy Schopen Foundation grant […]

2016 Capn’s Stockholder’s Meeting Fundraiser

Capn’s Roadhouse and The Randy Schopen Foundation will be holding our annual fundraiser on Christmas Eve. The proceeds will benefit The Randy Schopen Foundation. Randy started the tradition of The Stockholder’s Meeting years ago to give back to the local communities that supported him at Capn’s. Location: Capn’s Roadhouse Date: December 24th, Christmas Eve Time: […]

2016 PRETZEL POLKA RUN/WALK/Zero K

The Randy Schopen “Give Someone A Chance” Foundation, JCF will be holding a Run/Walk Saturday, September 17th. This family friendly event will take place in conjunction with Gemuetlichkeit Days and will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. All proceeds from the event will go to The Randy Schopen Foundation grant program. Event Information […]

2016 PRETZEL POLKA RUN/WALK

The Randy Schopen “Give Someone A Chance” Foundation, JCF will be holding a Run/Walk Saturday, September 17th. This family friendly event will take place in conjunction with Gemuetlichkeit Days and will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. All proceeds from the event will go to The Randy Schopen Foundation grant program. Event Information […]

$1,000 Grant Awarded to the Jefferson EMS

  The Randy Schopen Foundation has recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Jefferson EMS Department to assist the department in purchasing of a GE Carescape V100 monitor. This particular monitor is used by numerous hospitals and clinics, including Fort Healthcare’s Emergency and Urgent Care Departments, for the purpose of patient triage. The monitor we […]

$300 Grant Awarded To “This Ride On Us”

The Randy Schopen Foundation awarded a $300 grant to the “This Ride On Us” program. This Ride Is On Us is a service coordinated through Brown Cab that provides free transportation to and from the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry for low-income and elderly individuals. In the past twelve months, This Ride Is On Us has […]

$500 Grant Awarded To Embraced: Memorial Playground Project

The Randy Schopen Foundation awarded a grant to help build a playground at Jones Park that is specifically designed for children age 5 and under. The playground will be dedicated in memory of the children who passed away due to pregnancy or infant loss. For these families, this project will offer an opportunity for families […]

Important Information About The Pretzel Polka Run/Walk Zero K

Tomorrow Is The Big Day! Thank you so much for supporting the Randy Schopen Foundation by participating in the Pretzel Polka Run/Walk/Zero K. Over the last four years the Randy Schopen Foundation has awarded $88,387 in grants to local organizations. Thanks to your support we will be able to continue Randy’s legacy of helping those in need […]

Remember When Randy Schopen Was Duct Taped To A Wall For Tomorrow’s Hope?

For those of you who missed it, a few years ago Randy Schopen got duct taped to a wall to raise money for Tomorrow’s Hope. Randy was a founding member of Tomorrow’s Hope and a huge supporter of the organization. For the fourth year in a row The Randy Schopen Foundation has awarded Tomorrow’s Hope a $10,000 […]

Thank You To Chickens Unlimited For A $500 Donation

The Randy Schopen Foundation would like to give a special thank you to Chickens Unlimited of Watertown for their generous $500 donation to The Randy Schopen Foundation. Their donation will go towards The Randy Schopen Foundation Grant Program. The program awards grants to local organizations in Jefferson, Jefferson County, and beyond who continue Randy Schopen’s […]

Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast Grant

The Randy Schopen Foundation supports the 2015 Jefferson County dairy breakfast to be held Saturday, May 30th, at the Jefferson Co. Fair Activity Center.  In 2003, Randy organized a group of volunteers to keep the breakfast going, and that same crew is still cooking and serving. All proceeds go to fund scholarships and grants to […]

$1,000 Grant Awarded To Jefferson Council For The Performing Arts

The Randy Schopen Foundation has recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Jefferson EMS Department to assist the department in purchasing of a GE Carescape V100 monitor. This particular monitor is used by numerous hospitals and clinics, including Fort Healthcare’s Emergency and Urgent Care Departments, for the purpose of patient triage. The monitor we are […]

$1,000 Grant Awarded To Jefferson Council For The Performing Arts

The Randy Schopen Foundation awarded a $1000 grant to The Jefferson Council For The Performing Arts. The grant helped to bring in an educational program about science and technology. Grade school students in Jefferson and surrounding communities attended the program.  

2015 Pretzel Polka Run/Walk

The Randy Schopen “Give Someone A Chance” Foundation, JCF will be holding a Run/Walk Saturday, September 19th. This family friendly event will take place in conjunction with Gemuetlichkeit Days and will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. All proceeds from the event will go to The Randy Schopen Foundation grant program. Event Information […]

$500 Grant Awarded To FISH

$500 Grant Awarded To FISH The Randy Schopen Foundation awarded a $500 grant to FISH this week. FISH helps those, in the city of Jefferson, who need transportation for medical purposes and cannot otherwise get there. They also provide the meals on wheels drivers with a minimal check, at Christmas, in appreciation for their time […]

$1,000 Grant Awarded To The Jefferson County Cancer Coalitions

The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF awarded a $1,000 grant to The Jefferson County Cancer Coalition for their WIGS Program. This program was created to give individuals that cannot afford a wig a chance to obtain one and see themselves with confidence and a positive attitude. The program serves any person residing in Jefferson County that is […]

Capn’s Stockholder’s Meeting Annual Fundraiser – Christmas Eve

Capn’s Roadhouse and The Randy Schopen Foundation will be holding our annual fundraiser on Christmas Eve. The proceeds will benefit The Randy Schopen Foundation and Tomorrow’s Hope. Location: Capn’s Roadhouse Date: December 24th, Christmas Eve Time: Noon – 3:00 pm The “Annual Stockholder’s Meeting” is open to the public. There will be a live and […]

Randy Schopen Foundation Awards Grant To The Crossroads Pantry

The Randy Schopen Foundation awarded a $500 grant to The Crossroads Pantry. The Pantry exists to serve people and families on public assistance, as well as those families going through crisis or who haven’t yet begun to receive public assistance.

Randy Schopen Foundation Awards Grant To Jefferson County “Safe Kids” Program

The Randy Schopen Foundation awarded a grant of $1,000 to The Jefferson County Health Department Safe Kids Program. This program helps children living in Jefferson County who are in need of safe sleep education and car safety seat education. In addition to education, car safety seats and cribs are available to those assessed to be […]

Randy Schopen Foundation Awards Grant To Jefferson High School Greenhouse Project

The Randy Schopen Foundation Awarded a $1,100 grant to The Jefferson High School Greenhouse Project. This project is to construct a larger greenhouse at the Jefferson High School. The new facility is 30’x60′. The new greenhouse will serve the ag students with various projects from growing vegetables to be used by school to growing flowers […]

2014 Jefferson Memorial Day Events

A Day To Honor And Remember Veterans A full day of events will be held in Jefferson at Rotary Park to honor and remember the veterans who served our country. Location Rotary Waterfront Park Pavilion 301 S. Gardner Ave. Jefferson, WI Memorial Day Schedule Of Events 7:00 am Fun Run/Walk Registration Opens Registration for The […]

Randy Schopen Foundation Awards Grant To Jefferson Rotary Park Flag Pole Project

The Randy Schopen Foundation awarded a $3,000 grant to the City of Jefferson for The Rotary Park Flag Pole Project. In an effort to honor veterans; and to inspire and exhibit patriotism within our community, a large flagpole will be erected in Rotary Waterfront Park. It will serve the citizens of Jefferson County.

Randy Schopen Foundation Awards Grant To The Humane Society of Jefferson County

The Randy Schopen Foundation awarded a $3,000 grant to The Humane Society of Jefferson County to assist The Humane Society with their Capital Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to build a new, cost-efficient facility that allows the society to continue to provide exceptional animal care, deliver excellent service to the communities in our […]

2014 Memorial Day Schopen Schuffle

  The Schopen Shuffle Fun Run/Walk Date: Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th, 2014. Location: Rotary Waterfront Park, Jefferson, WI Early Registration Fee: $25 (Early registration available up until May 12th, 2014.) Online registration for the run/walk is now closed. However, you can still register in person on Memorial Day starting at 7:00 am. Memorial Day […]

Remembering Randy Schopen

This month marks the two year anniversary of Randy’s death. So many of his family and friends still feel a tremendous loss. However, there is a silver lining to even the darkest clouds. This month also marks the two year anniversary of The Randy Schopen Foundation. Although, Randy is gone, his memory, and positive impact […]

Capn’s Stockholder’s Meeting Fundraiser Dec. 24th

In the spirit of the old Capn’s Corner Stockholder’s Meeting, Capn’s Roadhouse will, again, be hosting an auction and holiday party on Christmas Eve. All the proceeds from the event will go to The Randy Schopen Foundation and Tomorrow’s Hope. So, mark your calendar and stop out, even if it is just for a few […]

Next Committee Meeting November 20th

The October Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF Committee meeting was held on Randy’s birthday.  After the meeting there was a toast to celebrate Randy’s birthday. November Meeting Date: Wednesday, November, 20th  6:00 pm Location: Capn’s Roadhouse Fort Atkinson. Agenda Treasury Update Grant Applications Future Events (Christmas Eve Auction and Memorial Day 2014) View The Meeting Minutes From October […]

Grant Awarded To People Against Domestic Abuse

The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF is pleased to announce the latest grant recipient, People Against Domestic Abuse. PADA’s mission is to provide advocacy and options to victims of domestic and sexual abuse, educate the community, and utilize coordinated community efforts to end domestic and sexual abuse. They answer over 1,000 crisis calls per year and […]

Next Meeting October 16th 2013

Our Mission The Randy Schopen Give Someone A Chance Foundation, JCF was formed to continue the work that Randy did throughout his life helping others, supporting our communities and giving people a chance in Jefferson, WI, Jefferson County, WI, and throughout Wisconsin. The “committee” is made up of a dedicated group of Randy’s friends, family, […]

Auction Items Needed & September 18th Committee Meeting

Upcoming Events Christmas Eve Party & Auction Mark Your Calendar: December, 24th Capn’s Roadhouse and The Randy Schopen Foundation will be continuing the tradition of raising money to help, “Give Someone A Chance.”  More details about the event will be available soon! We are in need of items for the live and silent auction.  If you have […]

August Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 21st 6:00 pm Everyone Is Welcome To Attend! The next Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF committee meeting is Wednesday, August 21st 6:00 pm at Capn’s Roadhouse.  Everyone is welcome to attend.   We need your help to keep the spirit of Randy’s generosity alive. Agenda Treasury Update New Grant Applications Marketing Update Future Events View […]

$38,250 In Grants Given

Since The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF was formed in December 2011, $38,250 in grants have been given to local organizations.  All of the recipients fit the foundations mission to continue the work that Randy did throughout his life helping others, supporting our communities, and giving people a chance. Accepting Applications The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF is […]

Foundation Grants $5,000 to St. John the Baptist Catholic School

The Randy Schopen Give Someone a Chance Foundation presented a check for $5,000 to St. John the Baptist Catholic School to support a new iPad lab. Mary Kilar, school principal, said, “Randy was such a wonderful man and was always a great supporter of our school.  He was always there for whatever we needed.” The Randy […]

Capn’s Roadhouse Holiday Party Raises Over $6,000

On December 24th, 2012, Capn’s Roadhouse held a Holiday Party Fundraiser (a.k.a Stockholder’s Meeting) in memory of the late Randy Schopen. The event included a live auction, meat raffle, games and videos celebrating Randy’s life. The annual Chirstmas Eve Stockholder’s meeting at Capn’s Corner in Jefferson was always a favorite of Randy’s. Capn’s Roadhouse wanted […]

Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF Awards More Than $16,000 in Grants

As the one year anniversary of The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF approaches it is a good time to give everyone an update on how The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF is continuing Randy’s legacy by helping others, supporting our communities and giving people a chance. The foundation is pleased to announce that as of right now the foundation […]

Capn’s Roadhouse Holiday Party and Fundraiser December 24th

Capn’s Roadhouse (855 Lexington Boulevard, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538) will be holding a holiday party on December 24th from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Live Auction at 1pm Steak Paddles before and after auction Special Guest Bartenders with tips going to charities Bar is open with limited food menu Other Fun & Games Charitable proceeds will benefit […]

$10,000 Grant Awarded To Tomorrow’s Hope

On July 20th The Randy Schopen Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to Tomorrow’s Hope.   On July 20th The Randy Schopen Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to Tomorrow’s Hope during their annual Walk Fest.  The mission of Tomorrow’s Hope is to foster health related research, education and support activities that have a direct impact on […]

Lunch Club Raffle Winners

June 1st marked the first of 30 drawings for the Lunch Club Raffle at Capn’s Steak House.  The raffle, is being put on by The Rock River-Koshkonong Association (RRKA) and will benefit RRKA and The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF.  A winner is drawn daily.  The first week’s winners are:   6/1 $50.00, Kelli Strese, Fort Atkinson 6/2 […]

Foundation Selects Operation Celebrate Freedom As Second Recipient

Saturday, May 19th, was Armed Forces Day.  In honor of Armed Forces day one local organization, Operation Celebrate Freedom, paid tribute to the men and women serving in the U.S. military by holding a motorcycle “Freedom Ride”, followed by a celebration with food, live music, and a ceremony to remember and thank those who have served […]

Foundation Selects Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast As First Recipient

The Randy Schopen “Give Someone A Chance” Foundation, JCF committee selected The Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast as the first grant recipient.  A check for $500 was presented to the organization at the breakfast on Saturday, May 19th. Randy was a huge supporter of The Jefferson County Diary Breakfast, and the organization fits the mission of […]

Applications For Funds Now Available

The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF is now accepting applications for funds.  The Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF has been formed to continue the work that Randy did throughout his life helping others, supporting our communities and giving people a chance. The foundation’s mission is to continue Randy’s legacy of helping others and supporting the community. […]

Operation Celebrate Freedom To Honor Randy Schopen This Saturday

Operation Celebrate Freedom has an annual event on Armed Forces Day, May 19th, to show appreciation to our Military and families.  This year Operation Celebrate Freedom will be having a Thank You/Remembrance for Randy  Schopen.  For more information visit www.operationcelebratefreedom.org.  Come on out and help another great cause!

Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast This Saturday

The Randy Schopen Foundation, JCF will have a table at the Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast this Saturday, May 19th.  At the table we will be promoting the foundation, and selling Randy Schopen Foundation shirts.  Stop by and say hi! The Dairy Breakfast will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds and runs from 6:00 AM – […]

Capn’s Last Call – The Tribute A HUGE Success!

Capn’s Last Call – The Tribute to Randy Schopen was a HUGE success!  Thanks to your help we raised over $90,000 to help our communities.  That is unbelievable!  On behalf of the committee, who worked extremely hard, and The Schopen Family I would like to say THANK YOU!  The proceeds from the event will be able to make a […]

Brewer’s Bus Trip – Saturday, June 9th vs. San Diego Padres

The Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF will be having a Brewer’s Bus Trip, Saturday, June 9th to benefit the Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF.  The trip includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation Field-level seats in row 21-25 Randy Schopen-style catered tailgate party prior to the game Beverages on the bus Tickets are $80/person.  To sign up you […]

Battle of The Bars – Friday, April 6th & Saturday, April 7th

The Battle of The Bars is a bowling tournament and fundraiser put on by Rue’s Lanes in Jefferson. This year the proceeds from the raffle will be going to The Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF.  Raffle tickets are still available.  Contact Rue’s Lanes for more information at 920-674-3082 The prizes are: 1st  – Whole Pig – Greg Heidman 2nd […]

Join Our Email Newsletter

The Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF is starting an email newsletter.  The newsletter will be a great way to keep up with upcoming events, and stay up to date on how your contributions are helping our communities.  We promise that we won’t send a ton of email.  It will just be an occasional update once […]

Auction Item Preview for Capn’s Last Call, March 24th

Here is just a sample of the items that will be auctioned off during The Capn’s Last Call – A Tribute event on March 24th.  Capn’s Last Call is a celebration of Randy’s life and a fundraiser for The Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF.  There will be food, including The Capn’s famous prime rib, beverages, and entertainment. […]

Tax ID Information

From: Schopen, Greg Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:23 AMSubject: Tax ID # 39-6712170 Hi everyone, we finally have a Tax ID# for Donors that are looking forone. I apologize for the delay, however there was more involved herethat originally anticipated. We will being going under the umbrella ofthe Jefferson Community Foundation. The link […]

Auction Item Drop Off Times

Anyone who has auction items for the March 24th, Capn’s Last Call – A Tribute event can drop them off at The Beilke Farm, N5129 Watertown Rd., Jefferson (right up the road from the old Capn’s) on Tuesday, March 13th from 4:30 – 6:30 or  Sunday, March 18th  from 3:00 – 5:00 at Capn’s Steakhouse, in Fort Atkinson. The committee would like […]

Volunteers Needed

Do you want to have some fun while helping to give back?  The Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF is still looking for volunteers to help with the March 24th Capn’s Last Call – A Tribute event.  Help is needed in all areas.  Some of the areas include, food, beverage, tickets, auctions, and more.  That was […]

Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament

A Scotch Doubles bowling tournament will be held Saturday, February, 18th at Rue’s Lanes in Jefferson.  All proceeds will benefit the Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF.  There are still openings on the 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM shifts.  Contact Mona at  (920) 723-5365 with questions or to sign up.

Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF Raffle

A raffle is being held to benefit the Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation.  Prizes include: $2,500 $1,500 $1,000 (2) $500 (5) $100 The drawing will be held Saturday, March 24th, 2012 – 9:00 PM at The Capn’s Last Call – The Tribute Event.  Tickets cost $20 each and there will be only 700 tickets sold. So, […]

Randy Schopen Memorial Benefit Saturday, March 24th

The newly formed Randy Schopen, “Give Someone A Chance”, Memorial Foundation, JCF will be having a memorial benefit titled Capn’s Last Call – The Tribute on Saturday, March, 24th from 3:30 PM to 11:00 PM at the Jefferson County Fair Park.  The benefit event will be a celebration of Randy’s life, and a fundraiser. The […]

Jefferson Scorpions Football Game Friday, April 27th 8:00 PM

On Friday, April, 27th 8:00 PM at Kemmeter’s Corners The Jefferson Scorpions will be playing in honor of Randy, and The Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF.  All proceeds from the game will go to the Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation, JCF.  That evening the Scorpions will be playing against the, defending AFC champion, Kenosha Cougars. Come on […]

Thank You

Randy’s family would like to say thank you.  All of the help, generosity, and support has been truly unbelievable. We have, literally, received thousands of cards and letters expressing sympathy, support, gifts of masses, and sharing great memories of Randy.  It is unbelievable!  Thank you! All of the conversations, stories, and memories shared have given […]

Capn’s Randy Schopen remembered for generosity

JOHNSON CREEK – Randall “Randy” R. Schopen, 61, of Johnson Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.  He was born on Oct. 16, 1950, in Fort Atkinson, son of Ernest and Norma (Rumary) Schopen. Randy was the owner of Capn’s Steakhouse and Saloon in Fort Atkinson, Capn’s Catering in Whitewater and Johnson Creek, Aranda Pickled […]