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2nd Annual Andy North & Friends Golf Classic to Benefit the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center


Officials with Trappers Turn Golf Club and Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. have announced they will host the second annual Andy North & Friends Golf Classic June 6-7 to benefit the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC).

Aaron Rodgers, NFL quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, will be participating in this year's event. Scott Van Pelt of ESPN's SportsCenter, Olympian Dan Jansen and professional golfers Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly, will be also attending to raise funds and awareness for the cancer-research center. The 2009 inaugural event raised $293,000 for one of the leading cancer research centers in the United States.

"We are excited to join together again with Kalahari Resort and Trappers Turn to benefit cancer research," said host Andy North, two-time U.S. Open champion and golf commentator for ABC and ESPN. "Last year's event was a major success, and we hope this year's event will make an even bigger impact for this cause."

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, the only comprehensive cancer center in Wisconsin designated by the National Cancer Institute, unites more than 280 physicians and scientists who work together in translating discoveries from research laboratories into new treatments that benefit cancer patients.

"We're grateful for the continued support from these prestigious partners as well as the participants of this year's event. Last year's donation has had a major impact on our work in advancing research and caring for patients," said Dr. George Wilding, director of the UWCCC.

An evening with Andy North & Friends will be hosted on Sunday, June 6, preceding the tournament. A live and silent auction will be held throughout the evening to benefit the UWCCC. For additional information and packages, contact Susan Garcia at sgarcia@leumpr.com or 952/401-0125 x3.