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2018
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Favre, Jeter and North return to support the American Family Insurance Championship

The sport legends will fill three spots of Saturday celebrity foursome.

 

 

 

 

 

Brett Favre, Derek Jeter and Andy North are returning to play in the fan-popular celebrity foursome at the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship. They will compete for charity with one other sports celebrity who will be announced later this week.

The PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship begins Friday, June 22, with first-round play at University Ridge Golf Course. The celebrity foursome will play a nine-hole exhibition on Saturday, June 23, at approximately 1:30 p.m., following the final group of tournament players on the 10th hole.

“We are honored to have Brett, Derek and Andy return to our celebrity foursome,” said Nate Pokrass, American Family Insurance Championship tournament director. “Their legacies and personalities bring even more excitement to the championship, which ultimately helps us raise more money for American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities.”

Green Bay Packers legend Favre and North, two-time US Open champion, will play in the celebrity foursome for a third time. In 2016, they teamed with Favre’s former Packers teammate Mark Tauscher and American Family Insurance Championship player-host Steve Stricker.

New York Yankees great Jeter, who’s also an American Family Insurance brand ambassador, joined Favre and North in the celebrity foursome last year, along with Grammy award-winning country music artist Darius Rucker.

“After seeing last year’s fun and spirited competition, we immediately asked Brett, Derek and Andy to return for 2018. Our new fourth player will certainly add to the fan entertainment based on his on-the-course accomplishments and charisma,” Pokrass said.

Special tickets discounts still available
Tickets for the American Family Insurance Championship are available at AmFamChampionship.com/tickets, with special discounts for certain tickets purchased before June 18, including:

• $5 off a $25 general admission ticket

• $5 off a $20 champions ticket (50 years +)

Active duty, reserve and retired military personnel can again enjoy a free three-day pass and any child 15 and under gets free admission to the tournament with a paid adult admission.

For tournament updates, fans can follow the tournament’s social media channels:

Twitter: @amfamchamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; and Instagram: AmFamChampionship.

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About the American Family Insurance Championship
American Family Insurance, the PGA TOUR Champions and PGA TOUR star and Wisconsin resident Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. The American Family Insurance Championship, held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis., features a 78-player field. Past champions include Fred Couples (2017) and Kirk Triplett (2016). Championship week includes the three-day tournament, two Pro-Am competitions, charity concert and a special exhibition featuring celebrities from the sports and music industries. The 2018 event will be held June 18-24 with all proceeds allocated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. More than $2.7 million has been donated to charity since the inaugural event in 2016. For more information: Web: www.AmFamChampionship.com; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp

About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2018, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Scotland and Canada, with purses totaling more than $56 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.COM, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.