25th Annual NFL Alumni
Celebrity Banquet & Golf Tournament
July 27-23, 2014
An all-inclusive weekend of activities that puts you alongside sports celebrities while supporting local children’s charities. The winning team wins an all-expenses paid trip to the Super Bowl of Golf at an exclusive warm weather resort in spring 2013.
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 5 p.m.
Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI
Includes a reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, a special message from our children’s charities and a celebrity keynote conversation hosted by “Voice of the Badgers” Matt Lepay.
Meet Joe Andruzzi! This 10-year NFL veteran began his professional football career in 1997 with the Green Bay Packers. While Andruzzi is three-time New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion, he is also a champion for cancer patients and their families.
Meeting a young man named C.J. Buckley a month after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor deeply touched Joe and his wife, Jen, and in 2003, the Andruzzis started the C.J. Buckley Brain Cancer Research Fund at Children’s Hospital Boston years before battling cancer became personal.
On May 30, 2007, Joe was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma. Joe fought the disease with strength and courage helped by the support of his own family, the Buckley family, friends, doctors and nurses by his side. Thankfully, Joe was told that there was no sign of cancer in his body by the fall of 2007 and remains cured today.
“I know first-hand how much your daily routine changes during and following cancer treatment,” said Joe who launched the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to provide financial and emotional assistance to cancer patients and their families.
Joe’s family has continued to volunteer in great times of need including after the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9-11 and after last year’s Boston Marathon Bombing, and he shares his stories with an open heart. We are so pleased to host Joe in Madison as we raise funds to support children’s charities in our community and hope you can join us.
Celebrity Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament Information and Rules
- Tournament located at Trappers Turn, a course designed by U.S. Open Champion Andy North
- Tournament includes a $250 swag bag, all food and beverage, locker facilities and hole prizes.
- Each foursome will play with an NFL Alumni Team Captain
Scramble Format: Play the best ball on each hole.
- All five players tee off.
- The captain determines which of the five tee shots to play.
- The other four members of the team retrieve their balls and reposition them within 12 inches of the “best shot.”
- The five then all hit their second shot, etc, until holing out. This format is repeating on all 18 holes.
Shotgun Start: Each fivesome is given a starting hole. The first fivesome tees off upon arrival. The second fivesome on the hole tees off when the fairway clears.
Putting Rules: To speed up play, there will be a maximum two putt rule.
Tees: Men will hit from the white tees. Women will hit from the red tees.
USGA Verified Index: Individual player USGA indexes will be verified.
Shootout: A six-team, thee-hole shootout will determine the ultimate tournament winner. The winner of the Shootout will go on an all-expenses paid trip to the Super Bowl of Golf at an exclusive warm-weather resort the following spring.
Signed Scorecards: The team captain and the team scorekeeper must sign the scorecard at the end of each team’s round before the score will become official. The team captain must attest to the official score on each hole and the official handicap listed for each of their teammates. An official scorekeeper will be assigned to each team.
Dress Code: NFL Alumni shirts and hats must be worn during tournament play. No cutoffs or running gear will be considered proper attire.
Range Finders Permissible.
Questions about the Golf Tournament?
Contact Bob Leu at (608) 271-8633.