Juli Inkster and Derek Jeter, Hall of Famers from the LPGA and Major League Baseball, will take on Wisconsin legends Brett Favre and Andy North in this year’s AmFam Champ Celebrity Foursome Hosted by Andy North.
The Celebrity Foursome is a fan favorite at the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship, which begins Friday, June 10 at University Ridge Golf Course. Following the final group of tournament play on Saturday, June 11, the celebrities will play a 9-hole exhibition for charity starting on the 10th hole. The expected tee time is 2 p.m. The event returns to the AmFam Champ after a two-year absence due to COVID-19 precautions.
“It’s an honor to have Juli as our first LPGA player in the Celebrity Foursome,” said North. “You can bet she’ll bring her game and competitive fire, just like Derek, but Brett and I will be ready. It will be spirited and entertaining, and all of it focused on raising money for charity.”
Inkster is a 31-time winner on the LPGA TOUR, second all-time, including seven majors. She’s played nine times on the U.S. Solheim Cup team and captained the team title three times. Before turning pro, she won three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles.
This will be Inkster’s first appearance in the Celebrity Foursome. North, PGA TOUR veteran and two-time champion of the U.S. Open, and Favre, Hall of Fame and Super Bowl-winning Green Bay Packers quarterback, will be participating for a fourth time. Jeter, an American Family brand ambassador who was a 14-time All-Star and five-time World Series Champion for the New York Yankees, will be playing in the group a third time.
“I’ve played in celebrity events before and I am thrilled for the invitation to join this group. Derek and Brett are two of the greatest in their sports, while Andy’s two US Open titles are an accomplishment few have matched,” said Inkster, who’s also won two U.S. Open titles. “I look forward to the competition, the crowds and, most of all, taking part in an event that supports the Madison, Wisconsin community.”
Tournament ticket information
The following tickets for the American Family Insurance Championship are available for purchase at amfamchampionship.com, and can be used for any one day of the tournament:
Adult general admission ticket: $25
Champions ticket (age 50 years or older): $20
Youth general admission ticket (with paid adult): Free
Active duty, reserve and retired military personnel ticket: Free
First responder ticket: Free
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About the American Family Insurance Championship
The American Family Insurance Championship – also known as the AmFam Champ – is a premier annual PGA TOUR Champions tournament and community celebration in Madison, Wisconsin. Since its debut in 2016, the championship has raised $12.6 million for charity, with proceeds distributed by the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation to American Family Children’s Hospital and other non-profit organizations. The championship is a two-time recipient of the PGA TOUR Champions President’s Award, given annually to the tournament that demonstrates outstanding achievement in charitable giving, sales, attendance and economic impact, as well as intangibles that set it apart. The 2022 AmFam Champ will be held June 4-12, featuring Pro-Am competitions, 5K run/walk, charity concert, celebrity foursome and three days of tournament play June 10-12 at University Ridge Golf Course. For more information on the event: Web: www.AmFamChampionship.com; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp
About PGA TOUR Champions
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