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Nonprofits Win $33,000 at First Business Bank Charity Golf Invitational – Milwaukee

First Business Bank is pleased to announce the winning nonprofits and golfers who played for them in the annual First Business Bank Charity Golf Invitational – Milwaukee on Monday, August 22. The event has raised more than $600,000 for nonprofits in Madison and Milwaukee over the past 11 years.

Local business leaders compete in two-person teams in the First Business Bank Charity Golf Invitational on behalf of a local charity of their choice. First Business Bank covers 100% of the event costs. Winning golfers and charities from the two flights at the event hosted at Oconomowoc Golf Club include:

Handicap Flight Winners

  • First Place – $15,000 won on behalf of Blessings in a Backpack by Terry Schultz and Mike Budgins
  • Second Place – $9,000 won on behalf of Meta House by John Richter and Riley Yemm
  • Third Place – $4,500 won on behalf of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County by Dale Van Dam and Walter Cain

Callaway Flight Winners

  • First Place – $3,000 won on behalf of Delavan-Darien School District Foundation by Scott Robb and Mike Mack
  • Second Place – $1,500 won on behalf of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee by Matt Krutza and Greg Block

First-place award winners in the handicap flight, Blessings in a Backpack of Waukesha County was founded in 2012 to help bridge the gap by filling students’ backpacks with food for the weekend. The organization serves more than 3,600 children at 36 schools throughout Waukesha County.

“We chose Blessings in a Backpack because we’ve been affiliated with them for years and it’s a great cause,” said Terry Schultz, president of EFCO Finishing in Menomonee Falls, Wis. “You don’t realize that there are kids who go hungry over the weekend. It’s sad to think that’s still the case in 2022, but that’s why we got involved.”

Lisa Hayes, CPA, treasurer of Blessings in a Backpack, said the organization can feed 115 students with the $15,000 first-place prize from the First Business Bank Charity Golf Invitational – Milwaukee.

“It costs about $130 a year to feed one student,” Hayes said. “These students usually are on federally free and reduced lunch programs, so they’re getting food at school during the week. Sometimes there’s food insecurity over the weekend, so it’s good to know these students have food over the weekend. Fridays we bring food to the schools and counselors discreetly put it in the students’ backpacks. The counselors appreciate it — they tell us it’s making an impact on the students’ lives.”

“The past few years I’ve had the pleasure of being part of this event, it’s inspirational to see the generosity and passion as our business leaders put a lot of effort into winning for their favorite nonprofits,” said Kevin Kane, president – southeast Wisconsin Market of First Business Bank. “The goodwill between our local business community and dedicated nonprofits is outstanding and I’m so glad First Business Bank can play a small part of bringing the two together for good.”