Tee Up Fore the Cure a Great Success for T1D Research
Tee Up Fore the Cure was blessed with a warm, sunny day and more than 230 golfers and 40 celebrities at Grand Geneva on Monday, September 18. The featured celebrity was baseball Hall of Famer, Rollie Fingers.
Stay tuned to find out how much was raised for JDRF Southeastern Wisconsin and the Max McGee Research Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for type 1 diabetes research.
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Tee Up Fore the Cure on Sept. 17th!
Celebrities pictured above: Lance Allan, Don August, Kevin Bell, Jeff Blanzy, Bob Brainerd, Amanda Braun, Bill Campbell, Buzz Capra, Paul Coffman, Gary D’Amato, Bo Ellis, Rollie Fingers, Casey FitzRandolph, Dave Hallenbeck, Gene Hiser, Randy Hundley, Mickey Johnson, Michael King, Art Kramer, Pete Ladd, Rich Loiselle, Greg Matzek, Jim Mecir, Doug Melvin, Willie Mueller, Dan Needles, Jack Perconte, Pat Richter, Dave Robinson, Phil Roof, Adam Russell, Doug Russell, Ken Sanders, Tony Smith, Eric Soderholm, Tim Stoddard, Stephanie Sutton, Thomas Tellmann, Gorman Thomas, Keith Tozer, Paul Wagner, Frank Winters, and Brad Woodall.
About Tee Up Fore the Cure
Diabetes research is a cause close to the heart of the Leef family and ITU AbsorbTech. George L. Leef, ITU AbsorbTech’s second-generation president, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1929, shortly after the discovery of insulin. With the help of exercise and diet management, George lived a full life but still needed the aid of hundreds of thousands of blood checks and shots. He suffered from diabetic neuropathy for many years before passing away in 2007.
During his lifetime he generously gave to diabetes research. He was a kind and devoted family man who gave so much to all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
In honor of George’s love of the game, the first Tee Up Fore the Cure was played in 2006. It was a modest start on a cold fall day where 72 players helped raise $7,000 for Type 1 Diabetes research.
In 2016, Tee Up Fore the Cure partnered with Milwaukee Brewers pitching great, Ken Sanders, to add many new dimensions to Tee Up, including celebrity golfers. Robin Yount was Tee Up’s first featured celebrity for the 10th-anniversary celebration. The event has grown to 145 players in 2016 and has raised $190,000 for research to date.