MADISON, Wis. — Organizers with the American Family Insurance Championship announced Monday that this year’s event raised more than $2.2 million for charities throughout Wisconsin.
Roughly half of the $2,234,000 raised by this year’s tournament will go to the American Family Children’s Hospital; the remaining funds will go to 140 other charities in varying amounts, including local groups like Little John’s Restaurant, Badger Childhood Cancer Network, and Operation Fresh Start, among others.
In the years since the event began in 2016, donors have raised more than $14.8 million for charities.
“Every year we are filled with even more gratitude for the amazing support we’ve received for the American Family Insurance Championship,” event hosts Steve and Nicki Stricker said at Monday’s unveiling event. “Six years ago, we believed we had a good idea that would work, but we could’ve never imagined what a fantastic community this event has become – from volunteers to fans to sponsors. And the best part is, year after year we’re helping those in our community who need it most. That’s what we really celebrate today.”
The championship was held in June of this year at University Ridge Golf Course and brought in fans from 32 states across the three days of tournament play. June’s tournament brought back the event’s full festivities for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
A total of 81 PGA Tour champions — including seven members of the World Golf Hall of Fame — competed in this year’s tournament.