American Family Insurance Championship Increases Per-Day Attendance, Adopts New Facial-Covering Guidelines

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Up to 7,500 attendees per day, facial coverings optional for vaccinated fans

Madison, Wis. (May 28, 2021) – The PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship is increasing its maximum attendance to 7,500 per day and will follow local, state and PGA TOUR guidelines in allowing vaccinated fans to watch play without wearing facial coverings if they desire, tournament officials said today.

The American Family Insurance Championship will be held June 11-13 at University Ridge golf course in Madison. Tickets are available at amfamchampionship.com.

The changes align with recently updated COVID-19 guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dane County, where University Ridge is located; the state of Wisconsin; and the PGA TOUR.

The previously announced maximum for attendance, which includes fans, players, caddies, tournament staff and volunteers, was 5,000 per day.

“A championship that respects the health and safety of everyone remains a priority,” said Nate Pokrass, tournament director. “We appreciate our fans’ support and trust they will do their part to safely enjoy a fantastic tournament.”

Updated facial-covering guidelines for the AmFam Champ include:

• Fully vaccinated individuals will have the choice of not wearing facial coverings indoors or outdoors on University Ridge grounds. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.

• Unvaccinated individuals should wear facial coverings in all indoor locations, including pro shop and clubhouse, and are strongly encouraged to wear them outdoors when they cannot be physically distant from others.

As previously announced, public bleacher seating will not be available on tournament grounds. Fans are encouraged to bring chairs and sit in ways that help ensure physical distancing throughout all 18 holes. Concessions will be offered at various locations throughout the golf course.

Tickets available for purchase
Tickets for tournament play can be purchased on a per-day basis, with special admission opportunities for military personnel, first responders and children 17 and under. To learn more, go to www.amfamchampionship.com.
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About the American Family Insurance Championship
The American Family Insurance Championship was created in 2016 by American Family Insurance, PGA TOUR Champions and PGA player and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker. Since its inception, the championship and associated events have raised $10.2 million for the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. The 2021 championship will be held June 5-13 at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information: Web: 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 34 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. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
 
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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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