Big weekend for the fight against cancer
For 43 years, celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment gather at North Hills CC in Menomonee Falls for the Vince Lombardi Golf Classic - one of the longest-running two-day charity golf tournaments in the United States. Over $100,000 was raised for cancer research last year and $80,000 was raised via auction at the Friday night gala event.
For the second consecutive year, I'm thrilled to be the emcee of the gala Friday night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Milwaukee.
Last year, I was staring out at the crowd of several hundred people, including hall of famers Bart Starr and Robin Yount, but I was most empowered hearing the story of the cancer survivor who was in attendance.
As for the golf event: Packers kicker Mason Crosby and the legendary Bart Starr are co-chairmen of the event. It begins at 10:30am Saturday at North Hills CC. You can be a member of the gallery and watch Packers of today and yesterday, along with several other celebrities, play golf. A $10 donation gets you in, and gets you a souvenir autograph book. Hope to see you there! I'll be the guy with no hair, looking for my ball in the woods.
In addition to the golf event, there is a run/walk scheduled for Saturday morning. It starts and ends at the Milwaukee County Zoo. On-site registration begins at 6:30, and the event begins at 8:15.
Cancer has no conscious, and events like this truly make a difference
CLICK HERE for more information on both events.
Below is the current celebrity list. Note - celebrities are subject to change. For example, former Cincinnati Bengals running back Ickey Woods got stuck at the airport last year. Good times!
|Morten||Andersen||Former Place Kicker, New Orleans Saints|
|Jim||Bakken||Former Place Kicker, St. Louis Cardinals, 1970 All Decades Team|
|Sal||Bando||Former General Manager, Milwaukee Brewers|
|Don||Barclay||Guard/Tackle, Green Bay Packers|
|Zeke||Bratkowski||Former Quarterback, Green Bay Packers|
|Willie||Buchanon||Former Cornerback, Green Bay Packers|
|Bryan||Bulaga||Tackle, Green Bay Packers|
|Paul||Coffman||Former Tight End, Green Bay Packers|
|BJ||Coleman||Quarterback, Green Bay Packers|
|Mason||Crosby||Kicker, Green Bay Packers|
|Mike||Daniels||Defensive End, Green Bay Packers|
|Santana||Dotson||Former Defensive Tackle, Green Bay Packers|
|Lynn||Dickey||Former Quarterback, Green Bay Packers|
|Gary||Ellerson||Former Green Bay Packer and WI Badgers RB|
|Bruce||Froemming||Retired Umpire, Major League Baseball|
|Brett||Goode||Long Snapper, Green Bay Packers|
|Alex||Green||Running Back, Green Bay Packers|
|Tiger||Greene||Former Safety, Green Bay Packers|
|Dale||Hackbart||Former Defensive Back, Green Bay Packers|
|Graham||Harrell||Quarterback, Green Bay Packers|
|Maurice||Harvey||Former Safety, Green Bay Packers|
|Chris||Jacke||Former Placekicker, Green Bay Packers|
|Dan||Jansen||Olympic Gold Medalist Speed Skater|
|Arte||Johnson||Movie and TV Entertainer|
|Perry||Kemp||Former Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers|
|Michael||King||Retired Forward & Team Captain, Milwaukee Wave|
|Gary||Knafelc||Former Wide Receiver/Tight End, Green Bay Packers|
|Greg||Koch||Former Tackle/Guard, Green Bay Packers, GBP HOF|
|Jerry||Kramer||Former Offensive Lineman, Green Bay Packers|
|Tim||Lewis||Former Green Bay Packers CB and current Secondary Coach, Atlanta Falcons|
|Chester||Marcol||Former Kicker, Green Bay Packers|
|Marshall||Newhouse||Offensive Tackle, Green Bay Packers|
|Dan||Pastorini||Retired Quarterback, Houston Oilers|
|Ryan||Pickett||Defensive Tackle, Green Bay Packers|
|Ken||Sanders||Former Milwaukee Brewers Relief Pitcher|
|James||Starks||Running Back, Green Bay Packers|
|Bart||Starr||Former Quarterback, Green Bay Packers; NFL Hall of Famer|
|Karl||Swanke||Retired Offensive Lineman, Green Bay Packers|
|Ryan||Taylor||Tight End, Green Bay Packers|
|Gorman||Thomas||Former Milwaukee Brewers Center Fielder|
|Bob||Uecker||“Mr. Baseball” Play-by-Play Announcer, Milwaukee Brewers|
|David||Whitehurst||Former Quarterback, Green Bay Packers|
|D. J.||Williams||Tight End, Green Bay Packers|
|C. J.||Wilson||Defensive End, Green Bay Packers|
|Frank||Winters||Retired Center, Green Bay Packers|
|Joe||Wolf||Assistant Coach, Milwaukee Bucks|