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

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(Madison, Wis.) (March 6, 2017) — 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

In Person: Mallards Box Office, 2920 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin

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.

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Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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