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September 04, 2013

Local Charity to Win $48,000 at Today's First Business Invitational

MADISON, WI – September 4, 2013 - One local charity will win over $48,000 today at the 2013 First Business Invitational for Charity. At this annual event, local business leaders will compete in two person teams in a best ball format. Each two-some has selected one local charity for which they will play. First Business Bank will cover 100 percent of the event costs, which means the winning team will win over $48,000 for their local charity. The event takes place at Hawks Landing in Verona, with a shotgun start at 12:30pm, and the check presentation at 6pm. 2013 participants and charities include:

  • 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 Lehman & 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 of the First Business Invitational 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

For further information on the First Business Invitational, go to www.firstbusinessinvitational.com.

Golfers and spectators can follow the progress on the course through an online leader board accessible via a computer or smart phone on the day of the event. Access the live online leaderboard at https://secure.firstbusiness.com/golf/leaderboard.aspx

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