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7/15/2014 7:52:00 AM
Trigs again a major sponsor of Dr. Kate Pro-Am on Aug. 4
Mike Weiler, Minocqua Country Club head golf pro (left) poses on the old first tee of the country club with Trig Solberg and Randi Danner of the Dr. Kate Hospice and Seasons of Life Hospice House.Jamie Taylor photograph

Mike Weiler, Minocqua Country Club head golf pro (left) poses on the old first tee of the country club with Trig Solberg and Randi Danner of the Dr. Kate Hospice and Seasons of Life Hospice House.

Jamie Taylor photograph

Jamie Taylor

The 29th annual Dr. Kate Hospice Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 4, at the Minocqua Country Club.

Teams for the event will consist of four amateurs and one Wisconsin PGA professional golfer each. They will hit the course in a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

All proceeds from the event, including the silent auction and raffle, will support the Dr. Kate Hospice and Seasons of Life Hospice Home.

For the fourth straight year, Trigs is serving as the corporate sponsor for the event.

“It’s a wonderful organization in the community and it does a lot of wonderful things for families,” said Trig Solberg. “We’re part of the community and we want to give back.”

Solberg said the tournament moved to the Country Club after it went to 18 holes in 2000, with the first Pro-Am being held there in 2001, although this year’s event will be the 29th annual.

“The club at that time decided we wanted to support a charity in town, so hospice has been one of the charities from the very beginning that the Minocqua Country Club supports,” Solberg said.

Randi Danner, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator for Ministry Home Care, said the solid support the tournament has enjoyed has helped the hospice serve more people. She added that the money raised by the annual fundraiser has been a stream of financial support since that is their primary fund raiser.

“It’s the foundation for everything that flows afterward, so it is important to have that corporate sponsorship. We’re thankful that every year, we have Trig’s commitment for a given period of time. He’s been doing it since 2010 and that really helps us a lot,” Danner said.

“We have been bringing in over $40,000 the last few years for hospice,” she added.

Hospice is a service for people at end of life, regardless of their ability to pay. 

“So it is very important to us that we have those funds coming in through donations and fund raising events. It also supports Seasons of Life Hospice House that is for people who can no longer stay at home for a variety of reasons, they can go there. There is a room and board charge, but it is set by their ability to pay, and we don’t turn anybody away,” she said.

In addition to the golf scramble, the $1,000 team entry fee includes lunch, the putting contest, and dinner for all members. If you do not have full team or a professional, individual golfers and pros will be assigned.

In addition to the putting contest, there will also be a silent auction and raffles.

For more information, email Mike Weiler at mikew@minocqa countyclub.com or call 715-356-5217.

Jamie Taylor may be reached at jtaylor@lakelandtimes.com.

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