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TaylorMade Executive Vice President Sean Toulon (second from right) was on hand Monday.
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Green Bay Athletics Hosts Successful TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: August 27, 2014
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By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( – The fifth annual TaylorMade-adidas Green Bay Phoenix Pro-Am enjoyed a great day of golf and generous support for the Phoenix Fund this past Monday, August 25. The event generated over $90,000 for the Phoenix Fund – the principal fund for student-athlete scholarships and program support for Green Bay Athletics.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Mark King ‘81 started the event in 2010 as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Fund. King was formerly the CEO of TaylorMade-adidas Golf and is now serving as President of adidas Group North America.

TaylorMade officials were on hand at the event, including the company’s Executive Vice President Sean Toulon. Toulon and Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy gave attendees an inside look at the golf and football industries at a reception emceed by WBAY-TV2’s Bill Jartz.

Tournament sponsors Green Bay Packaging, Belmark, Inc., Associated Bank, Prevea Health and Elevate97 contributed to the great success of the event. The TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am was also supported by committee members Kate Burgess, Ed Thompson and Mike Calawerts.

“We are extremely thankful to all of our supporters that joined us on Monday for a great day on and off the golf course,” said Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie. “We are incredibly grateful to TaylorMade-adidas, our sponsors and our planning committee for providing a first-rate experience for our attendees. Sean Toulon and TaylorMade's generosity catapulted the event to the most successful outing yet, which in turn helps support each of our Phoenix programs and student-athletes. 

The field was competitive again this year at the challenging Green Bay Country Club course. The winning amateur team consisting of Tom, Ben and Bob VanOss fired an impressive round of 18-under par 54. Ryan Helminen of Menasha earned the top spot among the TaylorMade golf professionals after carding a three-under par 69.

For more information on the Phoenix Fund, please contact Molly Vandervest at 920-465-2010 or

View pictures from Monday’s event on the Green Bay Phoenix Facebook page.


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