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July 17, 2013

DODD: Wolf challenge makes going pro easier

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Fuzzy has managed to schedule some very big names for the Wolf Challenge event itself to be held Aug. 11. The foursome that day will include LPGA legend Nancy Lopez, PGA icon Lee Trevino, television star and comedian George Lopez, and Fuzzy. Saturday’s line-up of celebrities and Champions Tour professionals should be finalized this weekend. That Celebrity/Pro-Am tournament will be open to the public as well and played Aug. 10.

Bob and Fuzzy’s assistant, Michelle Landis, are very busy organizing the volunteer portion of the Wolf Challenge. Landis credits her current position as to having its genesis when she was a 16-year-old volunteer for an earlier Wolf Challenge. “That’s why I love golf so much,” she said.

As in recent years volunteers will pay $40 each. For that fee volunteers receive a shirt with a retail value well over $40, a hat, a meal, and a free round of golf at either Champion’s Pointe or Covered Bridge. And there is the chance to be inside the ropes to mix and mingle with the big name participants and see the action close up. Iezzi wanted to stress, “This event would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers.”

There are also corporate sponsors being sought. Iezzi explained that this event is not like a PGA event which is scheduled by one large national corporate sponsor. However, they do invite local corporations to have sponsorships which will include attendance to the Friday night gala/auction where the teams are announced and passes to the weekend events among other amenities. Donations of charity items are also encouraged.

Fuzzy is offering a special admission price this year for those wishing to attend as spectators. A $30 ticket will allow entry to both the Aug. 10 Celebrity/Pro-Am tournament and the Aug. 11 Wolf Challenge. For ticket, sponsor, or volunteer information you can contact Michelle Landis at michelle@fuz.com or call 812-246-8200. You can also visit the website at wolf challenge.com

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