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Greater Bucky Open September 25, 2005
"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual." Vince Lombardi
Thanks to you individuals, we the GBO raised enough money to donate $25,000 this year, up from $10,000 in 2004 continuing our five year streak of doubling our annual donation. This is quite the wonderful accomplishment and you are responsible for making this happen. I am also proud to announce due to our low overhead, 100% of sponsors' monetary donations will once again be passed through directly to our recipients.
EXCITING NEWS The GBO met with University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital (UWCH) representatives and the Family Waiting Room in the Hematology/Oncology Unit of the new Children's Hospital will be named the "GREATER BUCKY OPEN LOUNGE." We committed to raise $50,000 for the UWCH in order to make this happen. There is work to be done to accomplish this goal, but it is truly rewarding to see our GBO grow and really make a difference.
Friday's visit to the UW Children's Hospital was as moving as ever. Bucky Badger, eight members of the UW football team, Wisconsin's Secretary of Revenue Michael Morgan and the GBO staff delivered donated toys and brought good cheer to the kids. It is an amazing experience to see these kids' (and parents') spirits raised when Bucky & Co. make the rounds.
Saturday's tailgate at The Stadium Bar was as entertaining as ever. Hosted by four Elvis dudes and a Banana-Man, good times were had and our GBO Banner was proudly displayed for all to see. The Wisconsin-Michigan game was an instant classic. Watching Stocco's QB sneak into the end zone with only seconds remaining in the game was awesome. Watching Barry Alvarez's fist pumping and jumping as he left the field was awesome. Walking out of Camp Randall with loud and happy Badger fans was awesome.
Sunday's GBO was a success. While we were challenged by some remnants of Hurricane Rita, GBO spirits held high even though we were wet. We raised almost $5k at the silent auction and raffle. This year's winning foursome of Danny Nicholas, Jim Stark, Phil Gryglas and Dan Kanninen played extremely well under wet conditions and are taking home the Bucky Bowl with a score of -14. Two groups finished with -13 and several more turned in respectable score cards.
Putting contest before Tee-Off…winner gets E-Comfort shoes by FootJoy - Rick Fortmann
#3: Closest to the Cow… Jon Horsfall [hole-in-one wins 7 day trip to Hawaii including airfare & hotel]
#6: Shortest Drive - Wayne Harris
#9: Longest Drive - Andy Roghan
#12: Closest to the Cow - Wayne Harris
#15: Longest Putt - Guy Holmes
#17: Hole-In-One wins 2 year lease on H3 Hummer
#18: Longest Drive - Andy Roghan
Overall: Worst Shot of the Day - Tim Ciotti
Overall: Best Golf Story - Mark Rewey. Mark fell asleep and some woman wanted one of his socks? I'm not sure either but it sounded good enough to have won.
Overall: Lowest Score…takes home the coveted traveling GBO Bucky Bowl
Minus 14 score: Danny Nicholas, Jim Stark, Dan Kanninen, Phil Gryglas
First Place* trophy winners (the * denotes 2nd place but 
Two teams tied for Minus 13: 
Nate Wilke, Greg Gilles, Andy Roghan, Mike Blang
Nick McDonough, Guy Holmes, Nick Holmes
First Place** trophy winners: 
Conrad Nussbaum, Rob McRitchie, Brendan McArthur, Tim Ciotti
* denotes 2nd place team
** denotes 9th place team
(The GBO staff decided to make all trophies engraved with 1st place…it looks more impressive sitting on the shelf. "Ummm…yeah, I finished first.")
Super Sponsor Award to: SBC
Raffle Winners
UW men's hockey game, Oct. 7th: Andrew Roghan
Bucky Badger framed artwork: Jarrett Wulf
Bo Ryan autographed basaketball: Jason Lee
2 nights whirlpool suite @ Comfort Suites in Lake Geneva: Jim Bates