Big weekend for the fight against cancer


Big weekend for the fight against cancer

CREATED Jun. 7, 2013

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
Scott Henry Entertainer, Comedian
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