2024 Elmbrook Family Fest


Thank You

Sponsors, Teams, & Fans

for a Wonderful

SPIKES 2023 Event! 


This Year We Are Excited to Present Our First Family Fest Event June 1st, 2024!




Family Fest 2024 will be held Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m to 6 p.m. at Mitchell Park in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Volleyball Registration Deadline is May 17th.  To inquire whether the remaining timeslots will fit into your schedule, email Caz Laska. Or, click this link & scroll down to see the available time slots.

Family Fest is a full-day event starting with one-hour volleyball matches played for fun. Volleyball teams are fielded by local businesses, high school sports teams and clubs, Scouts, faith-based youth groups, and groups of family & friends. The Volleyball event is also a team-building opportunity for your co-workers, staff, board members, etc. 

Family Fest is free and open to the public. Click here for a map to the event location.

The day’s event will include free family-friendly activities such as:
  • Bags Tournament with an opportunity to try playing bags
  • Volleyball matches with extra courts available for families
  • Bounce House for all ages
  • Climbing Wall from Adventure Rock
  • Activities by J.K. Lee Waukesha
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Twister
  • Live Music
  • City of Brookfield Fire and Police Equipment Display
Food & beverages will be available for purchase, served by Elmbrook Rotarians: 
  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats & chips starting late morning and ending at 6:00 p.m.
  • Soda, Water & Beer throughout the day
Vendor Fair will showcase local community partners & businesses: 
  • Walk through the booths and talk with staff/volunteers from local organizations Elmbrook Rotary supports, thanks to funds raised at Family Fest.
  • Family Fest celebrates the impactful work these organizations make in our local community. Learn how to get involved and/or leverage their services. 
For event inquiries, email Family Fest Chairman Harry Farchmin

For playing teams registration inquiries, email Caz Laska

For playing Team registration form click here.

Spikes History

SPIKES has been successful for 35 years because of the generosity and involvement of businesses, individuals, youth/students, and Rotarians that have helped raise more than $1 million since it began, money that has funded worthy causes and programs in Brookfield, Elm Grove, Southeast Wisconsin, and even internationally. Started in 1988 as 'Spikes for Tykes', it initially benefited Polio Plus, a Rotary International initiative to eradicate polio worldwide. Proceeds expanded to the Child Abuse Prevention Fund, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, and now includes numerous charitable causes. View the most recent listing of organizations that have benefited from donations to SPIKES.

Harry Farchmin and Karl Schulz, Family Fest chair & co-chair, thank everyone who will be involved this year, from sponsors to volleyball players to day-of-event participants, to make the 38th annual Rotary Event a huge success. 


For a minimum sponsorship of $250, your business, organization, or group is eligible to field one playing team. Sponsors who donate $250 or greater also have the option to forego fielding their own volleyball playing team in lieu of sponsoring a youth playing team from Brookfield Central HS, Brookfield East HS, Scouts, and faith-based youth groups, or Event activities, such as, the Bounce House, Climbing Wall and, Bags Tournament.

Family Fest funds come from major sponsorships, individual donations, concessions proceeds, and a day-of-event raffle.

To view the various levels of sponsorship and the benefits included, and to access a fillable PDF form to become a sponsor, click Sponsorship Opportunity Form on the left. 

To donate to the Family Fest, either click here to Donate Now 

by credit card or make your check payable to "Elmbrook Rotary Foundation," and mail to:
Elmbrook Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 1014
Brookfield, WI 53008-1014