Boys Golf Team Hosts Invitational for Cancer Research

Addrian Mendoza, reporter

Wisconsin high school golfers golfed on Saturday to accumulate money in support of Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer at Erin Hills through MACC Fund’s Invitational.

AHS English teacher and AHS golf coach, Ryan Andrews, sent out an email to AHS Staff stating, “Tomorrow at Erin Hills and The Club at Lac La Belle, the boys’ golf team is hosting our annual MACC Fund Invitational to raise money in the fight against childhood cancer.”

Andrews also credits the Boys Golf team for working hard by saying, “The boys on the team have been working hard to fundraise for this great cause.”

 The Girls’ Golf team is also working at the event. 

This is the 16th annual MACC Fund Invitational hosted by Arrowhead High School. It has taken place at Erin Hills and the Club at Lac La Belle. 

Erin Hills always has opened its course for high school athletes.

The Arrowhead Team states, “Our team is dedicated to making a true difference in the lives of kids battling cancer and related blood disorders and YOUR support plays a critical role in our success.”

No matter the size, the golf team really would appreciate any donation. “Any donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated.”

Arrowhead praises MACC Fund as being a “wonderful organization” focused on finding a CURE for childhood cancer and related blood disorders by investing in research.

Since 1976, MACC has raised over $76,000,000 for research and has observed overall cure rates climb from 20% to over 80%.  

MACC states there’s more to do: “While this progress should be celebrated, much work is left to be done and we intend to support the MACC Fund until a CURE is found!”

The tournament in the past few years has collected more than $850,000 and hopes to raise about $150,000 this year to get the overall over one million dollars.

As of May 3rd, 2022 at 2:00 pm, the AHS team alone has surpassed their goal of $10,000 reaching $10,236 by 95 supporters.

 If you would like to help out with the MACC Fund, here’s the link to donate. 

Andrews says, “ If you have any golfers in your class and you get the chance, please commend them on the fine work they’ve been doing giving back to the community.”

On the AHS advisor, it reads, “In spite of strong wind and rain the Warhawks finished the event in second place and more importantly increased donations of the event to over $900,000 since its inception.”