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Wisconsin Sports Celebrities Celebrate the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Categories: NewsTournaments

Wisconsin Sports Celebrities Celebrate the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open
Packers, Bucks and Former Badgers Pair with Leading Golfers to Kick-off Championship Week

KOHLER, Wis. – Some of the most recognizable sports figures in Wisconsin will pair up with the world’s best LPGA players to tee-off on The Original Championship Course at Blackwolf Run on the opening day of Championship Week at the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, July 2, 2012. The Wisconsin Sports Shootout will kick-off an exciting week of on and off-course memorable experiences and events for families and sports fans alike.

Notable Wisconsin sports personalities currently scheduled to participate include Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy, Packers fullback John Kuhn and former Packers offensive tackle Mark Tauscher will be among other Wisconsin sports stand-outs at Blackwolf Run. Players will be mic’d up for audio so they are able to interact with fans to share their thoughts on challenges of the course. The Packers will be joined by other Wisconsin sports stars including former Wisconsin Badgers legend and Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne and former Badger and current Milwaukee Bucks forward John Leuer.

A brief question and answer session will begin on the practice range at 3 p.m., followed by a 3:30 p.m. tee-off on the 13th tee of the Original Championship Course. Children ages 17 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult and tickets start at $15. Weekly championship badges are available for purchase and provide the best value, with access to the grounds all seven days of the championship. To purchase tickets, please call the Championship Office at 920-453-2889 or visit www.2012uswomensopen.com.

“What a fun way to kick-off the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open with some of Wisconsin’s notable sports figures competing with the top women in the golf world,” said Jim Richerson, U.S. Women’s Open General Chairman and Group Director of Kohler Golf. “We welcome families and sports fans to come out the entire day to enjoy a practice round and stay to watch these Wisconsin sports figures take on the best women in the world.”

In addition to the Wisconsin Sports Shootout, there are also several autograph signing sessions and many other spectacular family experiences occurring throughout the Village of Kohler, celebrating its 100th anniversary as well as the U.S. Women’s Open.

Movie Night in Kohler
Date: Tuesday, July 3
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Location: Ravine Park, Kohler Wis.
Details: Celebrating the U.S. Women’s Open, The American Club Resort invites fans and locals alike to enjoy the Wisconsin summer night with an outdoor movie viewing.  Concessions and beverages will be available for sale before and during the movie which starts at dusk.

Junior Golf & Wellness Clinic, Hosted by LPGA Players
Date: Tuesday, July 3
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Practice Range at Blackwolf Run
Details: Families are invited to share in great golf and healthy living tips from the best LPGA players in the world.

The Dennis Walters Golf Show
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Practice Range at Blackwolf Run
Details: Fans are invited to watch a one-of-a-kind inspiring golf show by legend Dennis Walters at Blackwolf Run. www.denniswalters.com

Sousa Concert and Fireworks in Kohler
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Location: Ravine Park, Kohler Wis.
Details: The annual 4th of July Celebration kicks off at 6:00 p.m., July 4, in Ravine Park.  Families can enjoy concessions from The American Club and beverages sold by Kohler Fire Department as they set up blankets and lawn chairs.  The Traditional Sousa Concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. with special guest John Philip Sousa IV, direct descendant of the patriotic composer. The evening will finish with a firework display set to the music of the Kiel Municipal Band.

Friday FAIRway Festival.  An Evening at the Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Date: Friday, July 6
Time: 5-11 p.m.
Location: Shops at Woodlake, Kohler Wis.
Details: Fun for the entire family, this street fair features a picnic by Woodlake Market, Children’s Carnival area, Cocktail Demonstrations and Complimentary Demonstrations by the Kohler Golf Academy.  There will also be special desserts from Craverie and glasses of wine from Cucina for fans to enjoy.  The night will end as crowds gather on the green across Woodlake Road as a free concert kicks off at 8:00 p.m. featuring Eddie Butts, a local Wisconsin Band.

The U.S. Women’s Open, conducted by the United States Golf Association, returns to The Original Championship Course at Blackwolf Run, July 2-8, 2012. To learn more about the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open please visit www.2012uswomensopen.com, follow us on Facebook or call (920) 453-2889.

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