Saturday, September 7, 2024

Forest Hills Golf Course

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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. Learn more: