A record number of golfers helped turn the sixth Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open into a record fundraiser for the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. More than $31,000 was raised after expenses as 112 golfers teed off on Saturday, Sept. 1 despite a start that was delayed two hours by early morning rain.
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After the rain cleared, we had a great day for golf and a spirited competition as teams played to share $1,000 in prize money awarded as grants to La Crosse public schools. First place went to a team playing for Lincoln Middle School, which won $500. Teams playing for North Woods International Elementary won second and third places, collecting $375 for North Woods. A team for Southern Bluffs Elementary took last place, winning $125.