We are excited to support both the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, WI) and the Miss Sparta Scholarship program through the funds raised at the SPARTApocalypse Zombie 3k. You can learn more about these wonderful organizations below.

Children's Miracle Network
The National Platform of the Miss America Program

The Miss America Organization has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States. Contestants competing in Miss America-sponsored pageants raise funds through donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In addition, each new Miss America becomes the goodwill ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, speaking on behalf of kids treated at children’s hospitals and raising awareness around the country. It’s just another way the Miss America Organization helps young women leave a legacy of service, scholarship, and support.

In addition to raising funds, Miss Sparta and Miss America titleholders raise awareness for Children's Miracle Network. Miss Sparta, along with other western Wisconsin local titleholders, are a part of a Hero team for our local CMN hospital, Gunderson Lutheran in La Crosse. The titleholders also attend events such as Family Fest, La Crosse Loggers CMN Night, Dairy Queen CMN Day, and IHOP restaurant's annual CMN Day.

How can you help?

Supporting children’s hospitals is a community effort, and your local contestant needs your help. Because funds donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals stay in the community, when you donate you’re helping kids near you—maybe even the children in your own life. Help your local contestant reach her fundraising goal by donating to these two wonderful causes.

Thank you for helping Miss America contestants make miracles happen!


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The Miss Sparta Scholarship Program
Awarding over $3000 in scholarships to young women each year
The Miss Sparta Scholarship Pageant is an organization that exists to provide scholarships to young women and name a representative for Sparta and Butterfest, who will attend local events and be a positive role model within the community.

Throughout her year of service, Miss Sparta serves her community by volunteering at numerous non-profit events, including the Sparta Area Cancer Walk, Walk to End Diabetes, Alzheimer's Walk, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospitals Radiothon, Sparta Community Christmas Dinner, Boys and Girls Club Safe Trick or Treat, as well as work with the national platform of the Miss America Organization, The Children's Miracle Network.

In addition to working with these other charitable causes, Miss Sparta also promotes her personal platform by speaking about it in schools and at other public events. Platforms range from reading, to blood donation, cancer awareness, volunteerism and many others.

Each year, the pageant, along with Sparta Butterfest, provides over $3000 in scholarships to our contestants. We ensure that every participant in the Miss Sparta Pageant receives scholarship dollars, with non-finalists receiving $300, and princesses/Miss Sparta earning up to $1300.

Miss Sparta then, if she chooses, has the opportunity to further earn scholarship dollars at the Miss Wisconsin Scholarship Pageant, where thousands more in scholarships is available.