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2017

GRAMMY-award winner Darius Rucker to perform during 2017 American Family Insurance Championship

June 23 Madison concert will benefit the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation

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The 2017 PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship, to be held June 23-25 in Madison, Wisconsin, is adding a new team member in its second year to help raise additional funds for charity.

Multi-platinum and GRAMMY-award winning country artist Darius Rucker will help kick-off a weekend of competitive golf with a concert at Breese Stevens Field in Madison on Friday, June 23. Tickets for the event officially go on sale on Friday, March 10. Opening artists will be announced at a later date.

All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities impacting families and children in Wisconsin. The inaugural tournament in 2016 raised nearly $1.1 million for charity – one of the highest totals ever for a first-year PGA TOUR Champions event.

“I'm really looking forward to being a part of the AmFam Championship this year. It's hard to beat Madison in the middle of summer,” said Rucker. “It’s going to be a great time and hopefully raise a lot of money for some worthy causes along the way.”

“I am so excited to have my friend Darius be a part of tournament week,” said tournament host Steve Stricker. “His concert on Friday night will be a real treat for the city of Madison. I can’t thank Darius enough for helping us make an impact with our Foundation.”

American Family Insurance Championship presents Darius Rucker
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Breese Stevens Field
917 E. Mifflin St., Madison, Wisconsin

Tickets officially go on sale on Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. CST and can be purchased one of three ways:

Online: AmFamChampionship.com (ticket link above)
In Person: Mallards Box Office, 2920 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison
Phone: 608-246-4277

Concert ticket prices and golf/concert packages include:

  • Concert general admission - $40
  • Concert general admission plus valid any one day golf tournament ticket - $50
  • Concert Gold Circle general admission - $75
  • Concert Gold Circle general admission plus valid any one day golf tournament ticket - $85

The 2017 PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship will take place June 23-25 at University Ridge golf course in Madison and will feature the championship playing debut of tournament host Steve Stricker. Tickets for the second annual event are now available for purchase online at AmFamChampionship.com.

For tournament updates, fans can follow the tournament’s social media channels: Twitter: @amfamchamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; and Instagram: AmFamChampionship.

About the American Family Insurance Championship
The inaugural PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship was held in June 2016, hosted by 12-time PGA TOUR winner and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker. The second annual event will be held June 23-25 in Madison, Wis. at University Ridge golf course and will feature a 78-player field competing for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event includes two Pro-Am events on June 21-22, followed by three days of tournament play, June 23-25. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation and the American Family Children’s Hospital. More than $1 million in proceeds was donated to charitable organizations from the 2016 event.

About Darius Rucker
Rucker first attained multi-platinum status in the music industry as former lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his triple platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his album, True Believers. Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Southern Style, his fourth studio country album, features his latest No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. Rucker’s heartfelt new single, “If I Told You” is currently climbing the country charts. For more information and tour dates visit www.dariusrucker.com.

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