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One Wisconsin Summer Event You Can’t Miss

Are you looking for a summer event that you won’t forget? Then you’ll definitely want to add the American Family Insurance Championship to your summer bucket list! Although this event is well-known for its top-tier PGA TOUR Champions golf, there is so much more to it! From the concert and celebrity foursome to the Race for Research 5K, this event is one of Wisconsin’s greatest and one that you cannot miss out on in 2022!

The Tournament

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The American Family Insurance Tournament will take place from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, WI. This PGA TOUR Champions event returns for its sixth year and features players who are competing for the tournament title. The multi-day tournament is a great opportunity to watch players like U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker and back-to-back AmFam Championship winner, Wisconsin native, Jerry Kelly. The excitement and tournament atmosphere is one all ages can enjoy, from the tee-off on the first hole to the crowd at the 17th green, the entertainment doesn’t stop. Ready to join in on the fun? 
The event raises money for the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, which supports the American Family Children’s Hospital and over 200 other non-profit organizations. This hospital is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center right in Madison, Wisconsin, and serves the area with the highest level of care and respect.

The Concert

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This year, the concert will be held at Breese Stevens Field right in the heart of Madison! The concert has included many Grammy winners over the past four years, so the question you may be wondering is, who will be performing? Well…Lady A, Boyz II Men, and Edwin McCain!
On Friday, June 10th you can join the fun and see these 3 bands take the stage right in Madison. Lady A is a three-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year and five-time Grammy award, winner! Opening for Lady A will be Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B band of all time. To kick off the night, Edwin McCain will be there to perform some of his most enduring love songs! 
All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation. These proceeds will be distributed to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities supporting families and children.

The Celebrity Foursome 

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The celebrity foursome on the Saturday of the American Family Insurance Championship is one of the most highly anticipated events for fans. Hosted by two-time US Open champion, Andy North, this event features a celebrity foursome playing a nine-hole scramble for charity and tees off after the last group of the day at approximately 2 pm.  It allows fans to get glimpses of their favorite athletes and celebrities.  Past celebrity participants have included players such as Jack Nicklaus, Toby Keith, Brett Favre, and Darius Rucker.   Stayed tuned for who will be playing in the celebrity foursome this year!

The Race

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Kick off the AmFam Championship week with the Race for Research 5k hosted by the American Family Insurance Championship this year on June 4th, 2022. You can join in the fun while getting in a bit of exercise, and supporting a great cause right here in Wisconsin. The race will kick off at 9:30 am at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Madison, WI. 
By participating in the race, you support local cancer research and a place for patients, survivors, families, Wisconsinites, and staff to come together to fight cancer. When you register to take part in the race, you will receive a fundraising page online that you can then share with friends and family to help you raise more for the cause! The best part? Every participant receives two one-day admission tickets to the American Family Insurance Championship to watch the golf tournament June 10-12! Get registered for the race now at carbonesrace.org.

Whether you’re up for a day at the course watching the PGA Tour Champions or you’re wanting to get a chance to see this year's celebrity foursome 9-hole scramble, the American Family Insurance Championship is going to be one summer event you will definitely need to attend! So which part of the AmFam Championship are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below!

About the American Family Insurance Championship: American Family Insurance, the PGA TOUR Champions and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. The American Family Insurance Championship, held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis., features a 78-player field. Championship week includes the three-day tournament, two Pro-Am competitions, 5K run/walk, charity concert and a special exhibition featuring celebrities from the sports and music industries. The 2022 event will be held June 4-12 with all proceeds allocated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. Nearly $12.6 million has been donated to charity since the inaugural event in 2016 through 2021. 

Kortnee Hass: Social Media Coordinator for Discover Mediaworks. A Wisconsin ‘now & forever’ transplant with a soft spot for squeaky cheese curds, craft breweries, and all things Wisconsin tourism.

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