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Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Now Available

  • Support the Gridiron Awards Dinner
  • Congratulate winners of the MPC Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Contest in our Once A Year magazine

The Milwaukee Press Club, one of the oldest continuously operating press clubs in the world, will host its annual Gridiron Awards Dinner on May 10th at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. This year’s event will be timely, poignant, and not-to-be missed.

We are pleased to welcome this year’s Sacred Cat award winner, Chuck Todd.

Todd has been moderator of NBC’s Meet The Press since 2008 and is the host of MTP Daily. Todd also is NBC News’ political director and on-air political analyst for Nightly News with Lester Holt and TODAY.  In addition, Todd is responsible for all aspects of the network’s political coverage and is the editor of First Read, NBC’s guide to political news. In January 2010, Todd helped launch The Daily Rundown on MSNBC.

This year’s Headliner Awards will be presented to former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber and Mary Lou Young, former CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.  Headliner Awards are bestowed annually to local newsmakers who are making a positive difference.

There are three ways to get involved with the Gridiron Awards event and support the Milwaukee Press Club’s journalistic mission, and students pursuing careers in journalism:

  • Become a Sponsor
    To show your support for the honorees and the Press Club’s more than 300 professional members, there are three event sponsor levels, each offering different benefits. Sponsors will enjoy exposure at this well-attended event, as well as seats at the event.
  • Advertise in Once A Year
    For those interested in celebrating the honorees, the annual Once A Year magazine will be published to recognize these award winners and support the Club. For more than 122 years, this magazine has provided an important record for the club and has been mailed to Club members and community leaders as a keepsake. To view a copy of last year’s Once A Year magazine click here.
  • Host a Table
    Tables include tickets for eight and excellent recognition at the event. ($1,000)

This event also recognizes the Press Club Endowment’s Annual Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism award winners.  Most importantly, proceeds from this event help to ensure the quality of Southeastern Wisconsin’s journalistic community for years to come through college scholarships, mentoring, professional development and industry advocacy.

Click here for more information and forms on the sponsorship and advertising opportunities.  Ad and sponsorship deadline, Friday, March 29, 2019.

For more information, contact Joette Richards with your questions at or (262) 894-2224.

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