American Family Children's Hospital Wins $48,000 at 2013 First Business Invitational for Charity
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American Family Children's Hospital will receive a check for $48,000 thanks to local business leaders Mark Bugher of University Research Park and Gary Wolter of MG&E who participated in and won the "winner takes all" First Business Invitational for Charity golf event at Hawks Landing yesterday. 

This is the third year of this event, a forum where local business leaders compete for a local charity of their choice. The event was designed with two person teams competing in a best ball format. First Business Bank covers 100 percent of the event costs. "This event combines two great qualities of business leaders: the competitive spirit and the desire to make a difference," says Mark Meloy, President and CEO of First Business Bank.

After the tournament, profit and non-profit business leaders met at a reception at Hawks Landing while the results were verified. "We think it is so wonderful that First Business Bank puts on this event annually to benefit the community," commented Nancy Francisco-Welke, Vice-President Development at American Family Children's Hospital.

Additional prizes were given out this year, including a check for $1,500 to Porchlight played for by John Leja of LZ Ventures and Dr. Jay Hazen.

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2013 Competitors

The 2013 event took place at Hawks Landing in Verona, on September 4. 2013 participants and charities included:

Jeffrey Younger & Bob Kilkelly of Lee, Kilkelly, Paulson & Younger, S.C. playing for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Mark Bugher of University Research Park & Gary Wolter of MG&E playing for American Family Children’s Hospital Dave Bruns & Teri Bruns of Northside Town Center playing for American Family Children’s Hospital
John Bickers, Sr. & John Bickers, Jr. of Alphagraphics playing for American Family Children’s Hospital Mike Victorson & Sean LaBorde of M3 Insurance playing for Boys & Girls Club of Dane County Jamie Geschke & Ross Zahour of FIS playing for Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
John Lamb of Environment Control & Doug Koehler playing for Care Net Maneesha Arora of Exact Sciences & Derek Lee of Pizza Brutta playing for Coaches vs. Cancer Bo Ryan, UW Head Basketball Coach & Tim Valentyn of Murphy Desmond, S.C. playing for Coaches vs. Cancer
Mike Hablewitz & Mike Scholz of Wegner LLP CPA’s & Consultants playing for Community Coordinated Childcare (4-C) Brian Hagen & Tom Rude of First Business playing for Creatability Mike Suter of Naviant & Walter Dewey of Madison Investment Advisors playing for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Eric TeDuits of Children’s Dental Center of Madison & Mike Elliott of Edgewood High School playing for Edgewood High School Brian Burns & Neal Oberg of WISC TV playing for Family Service Madison Mike Oliphant of Oliphant Golf & Ryan Sedevie playing for Gilda’s Club Madison
Joseph Krupp of Krupp General Contractors & Andrew Grow playing for Goodman Community Center George Kamperschroer of Neider & Boucher, S.C. & Jim Stark of McGladrey playing for Habitat for Humanity Eric Baker & Eli Swanson of Boardman & Clark LLP playing for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Glen Weyenberg & Mike Gustafson of SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. playing for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Michael Revord of Aldine Capital & Barry Brandt of Lanair Products, LLC playing for Love Begins Here Zach McCallum of Associated Dentists & Reid MacGuidwin playing for Make-A-Wish WIsconsin - Madison Regional office
Todd Smith & Jim Peterson of Godfrey & Kahn SC playing for Middleton Outreach Ministries Rich Arnesen of Stone House Development & Lee Reuter of Mark Chrislip & Associates playing for Operation Fresh Start John Leja of LZ Ventures & Dr. Jay Hazen playing for Porchlight
Joe Ring of Park Towne Development & John Dohm playing for Rape Crisis Center Jeanne Whitish & Steve Stumbras of Purple Cow Organics, LLC playing for REAP Dan Andersen & Todd Bernhardt of Baker Tilly playing for Restoring Hope Transplant House
Robert Lehmann & Mike Clear of Home Security of America, Inc. playing for Ronald McDonald House Dave Gerry & Jessie Gerry of Princeton Club playing for Second Harvest Food Bank for the multi million pound challenge Steve McKeon of Family Fresh Pack & JP Longseth of Sugar Brook Farms playing for TraJa
Sean Baxter of Kayser Automotive Group & Mike Clark playing for Wisconsin Womens Health Foundation Steve Yeko of The Diamond Center & Dr. Jack Bussa playing for Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin Corey Chambas & Mark Meloy of First Business playing for Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin

Past Winners include:

  • American Family Children’s Hospital: $45,000 in 2012 thanks to Teri Bruns of Core BTS and Dave Bruns of Sherman Plaza Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club: $42,000 in 2011 thanks to Mike Victorson and Sean LaBorde of M3 Insurance