University Ridge is the home course of the UW Badgers and will again play host to the PGA’s Champions Tour, American Family Insurance Championship in June.
The golf outing is the department’s primary fundraising event. All proceeds support the dairy science department’s undergraduate student scholarship program and high impact learning activities such as student travel, hands-on learning laboratories, and undergraduate research. Last year’s outing raised nearly $30,000 for those programs.
The Golf Classic uses a scramble format, where each team member plays the ball closest to the hole after each shot. The event is open to the public. A registration fee of $135 per golfer pays for 18 holes of golf, cart rental, free lunch and lots of prizes. The registration fee after April 20 will be $150.
Individuals or companies can support the event through a sponsorship or donation. One option is to sponsor a hole for $300 or $800 (the latter includes a team registration for four golfers). Beverage, breakfast, lunch, and brat cookout sponsorships are also available and come with special event signage.
There will be a live auction, featuring a variety of dairy-related items and sports memorabilia. Donations of auction items are welcome and will be accepted until May 7.
“It’s a great way to socialize and have fun, but more importantly, the event benefits our students. This is an opportunity to invest in the future of the dairy industry,” says Kent Weigel, chairman of the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science.
Additional information and the registration brochure can be found at dysci.wisc.edu under the either the Alumni or Giving tabs. To learn more about donations or sponsorships contact Cathy Rook by email at email@example.com or phone at 608-263-3308. Don’t delay!