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Golfers hit the course to help kids in need


Golfers teed off for a cause on Monday at the Bull's Eye Country Club in Wisconsin Rapids.

The event benefited the Children's Miracle Network.

When golfers heard about the event organizers say, the sign up sheet filled up fast.

"It's a fun way to spend the day and it's a fun way to help raise money," said Lisa Olson, Golfer.

Olson has a personal connection with the Children's Miracle Network.

The program helped Olson's son and her family, when they needed it the most.

"My son Brennen had a brain tumor when he was nine and so we have seen first hand what CMN can do, and does for families," added Olson.

Olson and her son make up one of the stories organizers keep in mind when setting up these events.

"You just really don't know when you'd have that need or somebody that you know might have that need, so it's events like this that help raise money for those situations," said Shelley Rowe, Event Organizer.

Bruce Konkle was out showing his support for his daughter Emily.

"She was 2-1/2, she had a boulder roll on top of her which crushed her skull," said Konkle.

Konkle adds the Children's Miracle Network made all of the difference.

"She would not be with us today if it wasn't for the people and the equipment that they had there at the hospital," added Konkle.

Emily Konkle is now eleven years old.

She says she's excited to be out with her dad golfing and showing her support.

"It's really fun and it will help out the kids," said Emily.

The 2nd annual event was hosted by the Samuels Group.

All the money raised will go directly to the Children's Miracle Network in Central Wisconsin.

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