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The inaugural Curtis W. Blackdeer Memorial Golf Outing


Over 200 golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and guests gathered on September 2, 2021, to make the inaugural Curtis W. Blackdeer Memorial Golf Outing a resounding success. The event benefited the Greywolf Foundation and featured a festive round of golf at The Oaks Golf Course and a following awards reception at BB Jack’s in Cottage Grove, WI.

Platinum Sponsors for the outing were the Bank of Sun Prairie, Greywolf Partners, Inc., and Park Vista Senior Housing Management. Corporate Contractors, Inc. supported as a VIP Sponsor.

The Greywolf Foundation appreciates all the generous individuals and organizations, including sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants for making the event successful.

“The Curtis W. Blackdeer Memorial Golf Outing was especially important this year, because this is the first year the Greywolf Foundation has existed,” said Andrew Haring, director of the Greywolf Foundation. “We are fortunate and grateful that so many people ALL made the event an outstanding success. The Greywolf Foundation became stronger and will be able to help more people thanks to their support,” added Haring.

GOLF – The Oaks Golf Course

Upon arriving at The Oaks, golfers received their Tee Box gifts, and were treated to a Breakfast Beverage Bar (courtesy of TQ Diamonds) and breakfast wraps (courtesy of BB Jack’s Cottage Grove). PGA Professional Dave Spengler also conducted a short game clinic prior to the shotgun start. On the course at special holes, golfers enjoyed lunch, beer (courtesy of Old National Bank), a vodka lemonade stand (courtesy of KellerWilliams-Emily Fitzpatrick) and soda and water (courtesy of Forever Homes Real Estate).

During the round, golfers could compete for prizes for Closest to the Pin (Dave Destiche), Puttski Challenge (Jacob Reddeman), Longest Drive-Men (Jeremy Johnson), Longest Drive-Women (Kayla Frank), and Longest Putt (Colleen Gugger). Chris Dadaian won the prize for driving a marshmallow the furthest and Pete Simon won a prize package (courtesy of KellerWilliams-Emily Fitzpatrick) for reaching the sand trap on Hole #5. Prizes were also given out for games at the Designated Driver and Roll out the Barrel holes.

On the day, with a scramble format, the lowest scoring foursome was XPert Concrete, with the foursomes of Glen Oaks Insurance and Greywolf Leadership rounding out the top three finishers. Awards were also given for the foursome that finished tenth and the foursome finishing last.

Hole Sponsors included American National Bank Fox Cities, Baker Tilly, Campbell Construction, Consolidated Construction Co., DeWitt, Edward Jones-Dave Cappozzo, Elite Embroidery, Forever Home Real Estate, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance, Innovative Signs, LandCare, Mazel & Co., Old National Bank, the Roloff & Destiche Families, Tellurian, and Vital Wealth.

AWARDS RECEPTION – BB Jack’s Cottage Grove

The fun shifted to BB Jack’s in Cottage Grove (1609 Landmark Drive) for the awards reception following golf. Guests were treated to live music performed by Nashville recording artist Nick Rincon, while enjoying drinks and a special buffet featuring prime rib, and dessert (courtesy of Nothing Bundt Cakes).

A highlight of the awards reception was the drawing for the winner of the Stroke of Luck His/Her Card Draw. The lucky winner walked away with a beautiful pair of diamond earrings valued at $2,500 (courtesy of TQ Diamonds) AND a TaylorMade SIM2 Driver (courtesy of Dave & Becky Spengler).


The event’s silent online auction concluded at the awards reception. Throughout the day, people were able to bid on a wide variety of items, highlighted by a Sundara Spa package, a Gucci Gameday package, a custom drone photo session (courtesy of Metal Roofing Systems), autographed photo of Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, an autographed Aaron Rodgers jersey (courtesy of Ryan & Lisa Antony), a guided fly fishing expedition (courtesy of One More Cast), an overnight stay and catered meal at Green Lake, WI (courtesy of Joe & Denise Wagner), and a Verve 2 Disc bicycle (courtesy of Trek Bicycle Corp.)

Some of the funds raised from the silent auction will be donated by the Greywolf Foundation to the Tellurian, which was selected as this year’s Champions Charity for the event.

The Greywolf Foundation sincerely thanks all the individuals who donated items for both the silent online auction and the raffle conducted at the event.


The Curtis W. Blackdeer Memorial Golf Outing is named in honor of Curt Blackdeer, the late father of Denise Wagner, the president of the Greywolf Foundation. Curt, whose Ho-Chunk Nation name was “Greywolf”, emphasized helping others and giving back to the community throughout his life. More information on Curtis Blackdeer’s life and impact is located HERE

Curt’s favorite snack was cheese spread and crackers. As guests departed the awards reception, they were given a gift of cheese spread and crackers courtesy of Curt’s widow, Karen Blackdeer.

“Involving our family, friends, and company was a driving motivation behind the creation of the Greywolf Foundation,” said Denise Wagner. “Honoring my father, having so many people help make the outing a success, and having so much fun that day was unbelievable. We are truly blessed and excited to use this as momentum to together build the Greywolf Foundation into a special charity,” added Wagner.

Information on the Greywolf Foundation, including its mission, priorities, activities and to complete an application for support, please visit

Thank you to our major sponsors