Andy North and Friends

Andy and Sue North’s passion for cancer research lead them to team up with Trappers Turn Golf Club and the Kalahari Resort to raise money and awareness. From that collaborative effort Andy North And Friends was born.

The annual event raises nearly $1,000,000 dollars each year for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.  UW Carbone Cancer Center is recognized as leading the nation for innovative cancer research.

The 2013 and 5th annual event was no different as Pro Athletes and Celebrities gathered at the Kalahari Resort and Trappers Turn Golf Course to support the cause.

The weekend long event featured an extraordinary dining experience and other meals prepared by award winning chef Tory Miller, a silent auction, a live auction, and Golf Getaway.

The Golf Getaway kicked off early Monday morning with a breakfast Buffet and TaylorMade Pro Shop Tent sale followed by a walking clinic. After that Golfers took to the course to sharpen their skills for the the Shoot Out with the celebrities in the afternoon. The winner of the Shoot Out won a cash prize and if any golfer was lucky enough to ace Hole #9 during the tournament, they would drive away with a 2013 Cadillac Escalade, courtesy of Bergstrom Automotive.

Some of the “Friends”  who attended the event and show their support were:

  • Robin Yount  – Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers

  • Paul Azinger – 12-time PGA Tour winner.

  • Toni Kukoc – Retired Croatian professional NBA basketball player originally from the Chicago Bulls.

  • Steve Stricker –  Ranked as high as No.2 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He has won 12 PGA tournaments.

  • Michael Finley – NBA champion drafted from the UW-Madison Badgers.

  • Al Toon – Retired Jets Wide Receiver.

  • Billy Kratzert – Professional golfer and course reporter.

  • John Anderson – Anchor on SportsCenter, ESPN’s sports news program and co-host of an ABC gameshow, Wipeout.

  • Sherri Steinhauer – 8-time LPGA tournament winner including two major championships.

  • Joe Krabbenhoft – Professional Basketball player who played for the University of Wisconsin

  • Terry Gannon – A sportscaster for ESPN , the Golf Channel and NBC.

  • Jon Leuer – Professional Basketball player selected as the 40th overall pick for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2011, currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • Greg Stiemsma –  Pro Basketball Player and Home-grown Wisconsinite who signed with the Timberwolves in 2012.

  • John Lloyd –  A British television producer, and writer best known for his work on such comedy television programmes as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder, and QI.