Circus World received an early Christmas gift Wednesday.
The W.R. and Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation donated a new electric golf cart to the Baraboo museum, valued at $11,000. Circus World Executive Director Scott O’Donnell said the cart, manufactured by Columbia Vehicle Group in Reedsburg, will be used to transport mobility-challenged guests and assist in special operations at the museum.
“It elevates our opportunity to achieve expectations with guest services, and it also helps with special events as well from an operational point of view,” he said. “There are so many different aspects of how it touches our day-to-day operations here at Circus World.”
Sauey Family Foundation President Alison Martin said the organization usually donates to local child welfare organizations but made an exception for Circus World. The Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the Baraboo museum.
“It seemed fitting since we make shuttle cars and they needed one,” she said. “It was a logical donation for us.”
Representatives from the Sauey Family Foundation, Columbia Vehicle Group, Seats Inc., the city of Baraboo and Circus World braved the cold Wednesday morning for a special donation ceremony at the museum. O’Donnell said Circus World is honored to receive such a “generous” donation from the Sauey Family Foundation.
“We’re blessed, as we always say in this community, to have so many amazing business leaders in town that not only create fantastic products such as the golf cart, but then to also generously gift to nonprofits in the area and give back to the community,” he said. “Particularly at this time of year, it’s no better gift to receive for Circus World and our guests.”