June 13th, 2003

Contact:   Jennifer Kurczek
                Community Relations Director

                (920)361-5481 or jkurczek@partnershealth.org






United for kids: 180 golfers play in CHN Charity Golf Classic



Berlin’s Mascoutin Golf Club was home to 180 golfers united at the 11th annual Community Health Network (CHN) Charity Golf Classic on June 11th.


The event raised more than $24,000 for the CHN Foundation’s Lucille Schultz Caring For Kids fund, which assists area children and their families who are challenged with the financial pressures of dealing with a medical condition.


The Charity Golf Classic was again an 18-hole best ball scramble, encompassing three divisions and offering many chances at hole-in-one prizes and special flag events. 2004 Charity Golf Classic winners are as follows:


Men's Division

First Place: Dr. Dave Gruszka, Rusty Grimm, Aaron Grimm and Jason Boquist

Second Place: Dr. Anthony Racki, Anthony Racki, JR and Paul Seidenstricker


Women's Division

First Place: Marge Kumbier, Emmy Mayer, Barb Newhouse and Bev Sterk


Mixed Division

First Place: Russ and Sue Kuehn and Mike and Stephanie Starshak



Following play, golfers retired to the club’s Fairway Restaurant, where they were served a family style chicken and beef tips dinner during the event’s program, emceed by Russ Kuehn of the Charity Golf Classic Executive Planning Committee.


After welcoming golfers and expressing his appreciation on behalf of the committee, Kuehn introduced Craig W.C. Schmidt, CHN President and CEO, who also thanked those in attendance, provided a brief history of the event, and introduced two special guests in the audience: Lt. Col. (Ret.) Herman Schultz of Green Lake and Troy Butt of Berlin.


A Caring For Kids fund recipient, Butt shared his personal experience in dealing with Hodgkin’s disease, and told golfers how much he appreciated the assistance he received from the CHN Foundation. When he was newly diagnosed with cancer, Butt was at risk for losing health insurance coverage when the Lucille Schultz Caring For Kids fund purchased him a laptop to remain enrolled in college and insured under his parents’ policy.


Lt. Col. (Ret.) Schultz has donated more than $125,000 to CHN in his late wife Lucille’s memory, after which CHN appropriately renamed its children’s health fund the “Lucille Schultz Caring For Kids Fund.” Schultz assisted Kuehn and Charity Golf Classic staff by drawing the names of the lucky winners of the event’s Grand Raffle. Prizes and winners included:

  • $1,000 Cash Grand Prize, Jeff Bending
  • Two Round Trip Airline Tickets, Dan Resop
  • $250 Cash, Rick Nierzwicki
  • $250 Cash, Greg Beltran
  • $250 Cash, Jeff Clark
  • Professional Teeth Whitening Package, West Side Garage staff
  • Two Night Getaway, Linda Murray
  • 4 Wisconsin Badgers Tickets, Deb Albright
  • Autographed Green Bay Packers Football, Jeff Clark
  • Family Season Ski Pass, Mary Kunasch
  • Waushara Golf Getaway, Jim Appollo



  • Satellite Dish Network, Sara Ory
  • Putter & $50 Savings Bond, Patrick Bruno
  • Room Painting Package & $50 Savings Bond, Steve Thompson
  • One Week Stay-Youth Camp, Ron Ferris
  • Golf & Gas Package, Anthony Racki, Jr.
  • Gourmet Gift Basket, Pam Mork
  • Warm Weather Golf Package, Barbara Larson
  • Good Night Irene Gift Basket, Jim Appollo
  • Tee Time Package, Sara Ory
  • Handpainted Tracy Porter Wine Glasses and Serving Tray, West Side Garage Staff
  • Four Country USA Tickets, Jim Appollo
  • Micro-Cool Package, Chris Schmidt
  • Case of Steaks, Barb Heidt


The Charity Golf Classic was planned through the efforts of the Executive Committee, which included: Jim Wolff, Jennifer Kurczek, Russ Kuehn, John Dysert, Peter Mauel, and Jim Maldwin, all of Berlin; Wayne Klepinger, Mike Starshak, and Jennifer Enkro, all of Green Lake, Mary Kunasch, Wautoma; and Bob Mathia, Ripon.


The 12th annual Charity Golf Classic will take place on Wednesday, June 9th, 2004. More information about the Golf Classic and the CHN Foundation charitable programs is available by contacting the CHN Foundation at (920)361-5480 or 1-800-236-1283, ext. 5480 or by visiting www.communityhealthnetwork.org.