The 2024 Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2024 at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Registration begins at 8:00am and Shotgun Start at 9:00am.

Register your foursome for the event. The cost is $120 per golfer for non-school teams and $75 per golfer for school teams. A lunch and drink ticket are included for each golfer. Register your non-school team before July 30th for an early bird discount of $20 per golfer!

Are you interested in additionally giving at the $150 – $500 level? You can become a Hole or Quiz Sponsor at the Bowtie Classic. You’ll receive logo signage at the event and name recognition in our event materials.

If you would like to further support LPEF and public education throughout the year, then becoming an Education Investor might be right for you. Choose from four levels of giving in the $1,000 to $5,000 donation range.

About the Bowtie Classic

The Bowtie Classic is the LPEF’s primary annual fundraiser in support of classroom grants and other programs.

The event is named in honor of Dr. Charles Miller III, a co-founder of LPEF and a longtime member of the Board of Education in La Crosse. Dr. Miller — who was known for his signature bowties — was a surgeon at Gundersen Health System. He died unexpectedly while playing racquetball in May 2011. Susan Miller and her family continue to be very involved in the event, including providing sponsorship money to allow student teams to golf in the Bowtie Classic.

The Bowtie Classic includes a unique feature: the Knowledge Open Challenge. At each hole National Honor Society students ask teams trivia questions for an opportunity to improve their golf score. Final scores are based each team’s golf score combined with performance on the quiz!

Where the money goes?

The Bowtie Classic provides vital support for Gold Star Grants, Random Acts of Kindness, and LPEF’s other programs.