On Monday, October 7, Culver’s of Sun Prairie held what has become an annual “KIDS-4 Share Night” to raise money for the Media Center’s flagship student media literacy program. The night was a remarkable success, resulting in a Culver’s donation of $455.45 to the Parents of KIDS-4 fundraising group. A percentage of all sales at the restaurant from 5 PM to 8 PM on October 7 counted toward the donation total.

“Once again the Culver’s Share Night was a great success for us this year,” said Sun Prairie Media Center director Jeff Robbins. “We love working with Duane and his entire staff at Culver’s. A huge thanks of course to our very active and involved group of KIDS-4 families, both those who volunteered at the event and those who came in to eat. With our Culver’s Share Night and the kick-off party on October 1, it’s clear that it is going to be a very enjoyable and successful year for KIDS-4.”

Participants in KIDS-4 learn about media literacy while honing their communication and collaboration skills as they make television by kids, for kids. KIDS-4 crew members, who are Sun Prairie Area School District students in grades 4-8, are responsible for all aspects of video production, from cameras, sound, lighting, editing, directing, writing, and starring in their own programs and videos that are then aired on KIDS-4, which is available on Charter cable channel 984, TDS channels 14 and 1014, and streamed live at

The Sun Prairie Media Center would like to thank Culver’s, particularly Culver’s of Sun Prairie owner and operator Duane Sprecher, for hosting the event. The SPMC would also like to thank Duane’s staff, the parent and Media Center Commission board members who volunteered, and of course the community members, whether involved in the program or not, who ate at Culver’s on October 7. Money raised on October 7 will be used to buy equipment deemed most necessary by the Sun Prairie Media Center and families currently involved in KIDS-4. Initial options for the money raised were discussed at the KIDS-4 Kick-Off Party and a final vote on equipment purchases using money raised will be taken at the KIDS-4 Potluck Party, scheduled for Wednesday, February 5. 

The Media Center is also selling Fundcrazr Football cards for $10 to benefit KIDS-4. Each card contains a Day One Pizza coupon worth $10 in addition to being eligible for winning part of a $1,000 sweepstakes. For more information on purchasing Fundcrazr Football cards, please call the Media Center at 608-837-4193. The deadline for purchasing cards is Thursday, November 7.