Photo gallery Photo gallery: Andy North and friends have fun, raise $1 million for Carbone Cancer Center
Professional golfer Andy North and his friends raised more than $1 million for the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center at a dinner and golf tournament this week. The figure includes money raised at an event at Wisconsin Aviation Sunday night by auctioning off items such as a trip to golf as North’s amateur partner in the Smith-Cole Invitational at Cherry Hills, the golf course near Denver where North won his first U.S. Open in 1978.
Golfers who participated at the ninth annual Andy North and Friends at Maple Bluff Country Club Monday included Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers; Charlotte Hornet and former Badger Frank Kaminsky; Golf Channel announcer Terry Gannon; Golf Channel personality Billy Kratzert; LPGA golfers Judy Rankin and Sherri Steinhauer; and Olympic speed skaters Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen.
Other former Badger athletes included basketball players Greg Stiemsma, Joe Krabbenhoft, Kirk Penny and Ben Brust, and hockey players Blake Geoffrion, Sean McDonough and Mark Osiecki.
Two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North is an analyst for ESPN. He’s also a survivor of skin cancer and prostate cancer, and committed to supporting the work of the UW Carbone Cancer Center, where he received treatment.
Andy North, left, and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers entertain the crowd.
Smiles were everywhere as pro golfer Judy Rankin and Andy North enjoy the moment.
The scorecard had some big names.
Andy North, right, exchanges knucks with Bill Buchholz as Mark Schmitz, second from right, watches.
Myla and Preston Ray talk with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
From left to right are Lou Krabbenhoft, Mike Begeman, Joe Krabbenhoft, and Greg Stiemsma.
Badger women's basketball coach Jonathan Tsipis, second from right, and friends enjoying themselves.
Former Badger and Jets wide receiver Al Toon, third from left, highlights this group.
Back row: Rich Lerner, Billy Krazert, Pat Richter, Andy North, Kirk Penney, Blake Geoffrion, Al Toon, Frank Kaminsky, Greg Steimsma, Joe Krabbenhoft, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Brust, Joshua Ray Front Row, Terry Gannon, Greg Gard, Hugh Baiocchi, Mark Osiecki , Jerry Kelly, Sean McDonough, Bonnie Blair, Dan Jensen, Billy Andrade, Judy Rankin, and Steve Sands
Former Badger and Charlotte Hornet Frank Kaminsky, right, has a slight height advantage over Gina David.
Andy North with fellow pro golfer Billy Andrade.
Pro golfer Jerry Kelly putts; Billy Andrade is behind him.
Pro golfer Jerry Kelly, right, gives a hearty handshake to Mark Osiecke, assistent men's hockey coach.
Andy North speaks on camera.
Aaron Rodgers and Susan North share a hug.
Dr. Howard Bailey, director of the Carbone Cancer Center, and Badger football coach Paul Chryst.
An onlooker enjoys the scene.
Samatha Mergen, Ashley Tubbs, Gina David, Carrie Bower, Ashley Hein, Diana Henry and Jordan Taylor
Cindy Alvarez, center, and and Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez, right.
Andy North arrives.
George Cullen and Laura Cullen enjoying themselves.
Andy North addresses the crowd.