The First Tee is reliant upon charitable contributions to carry out our mission and is grateful to receive widespread support from those in the golf industry and beyond. A fundamental strength of The First Tee is the direct support it receives from some of the game’s most respected and influential organizations. Their leadership has inspired others to embrace the mission of The First Tee.

If you are interested in partnering with or sponsoring First Tee – South Central Wisconsin on a local level, please contact:

Ashlyn Mehlhaff, Executive Director at
(608) 327-5514 ext. 700 or email
Jenny Wartinbee, Director of Development at
(608) 327-5514 ext. 705 or email


We are honored our local champions Andy North, Jerry Kelly, Sherri Steinhauer, and Steve Stricker support First Tee – South Central Wisconsin. They are closely involved with the advancement of our Chapter, our mission, and making a difference in the lives of our local youth.

The Culver’s Foundation provides team member and community support in two important areas. Our scholarship program assists Culver’s team members in achieving their educational goals. The Foundation also serves as a vehicle to give back to the community. Our philanthropic efforts reflect our core business values and focus on several distinct areas including education, civic and community service, health and wellness, culture and the arts.

The CUNA Mutual Foundation began their partnership with First Tee – South Central Wisconsin in 2014. Their strong support — both in terms of resources and strategic planning — of our long-term vision of a year-round learning center in Madison is greatly appreciated.


Delaware North is proud to support First Tee – South Central Wisconsin. We are a global hospitality and concessions company that is rooted in sports, and we embrace the opportunity to positively impact the lives of Wisconsin’s kids through a game that we love.


The Gordon Flesch Company, Inc. provides much needed support for our operational needs as we continue to grow as an organization. Without their assistance our increased delivery of programming to the youth of South Central Wisconsin would not be possible.


Humana is an exciting partner of First Tee – South Central Wisconsin. Our Humana Nine Healthy Habits™ Invitational, a tournament offered to our participants during the season, stresses the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. We are thrilled to partner with Humana to share this message in our community and make an impact in the lives of area youth.

Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin Inc. is a Health Fundraising Organization in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. In 2015, it received its exempt organization status from the IRS and now brings in $140 M in annual income. With $140 M in assets, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the United States.


Madison Community Foundation uses its local knowledge and assets to inspire giving, support meaningful initiatives and connect people for the common good. They awarded First Tee – South Central Wisconsin a challenge grant to start an endowment to fund the organization in perpetuity, named after the late golf pro Allan Mitchell.

By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA Tour engages, inspires and positively impacts fans, partners and communities worldwide.

The Steinhauer family has historically supported our chapter and in 2016 they partnered with the Madison Community Foundation in creating the The First Tee Allan Mitchell Endowment. Through their support and dedication, we are now poised to continue investing in the future of the youth in our community.


The Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation is working to show young people that their dreams are not only attainable but worth the effort. The foundation supports charities, educational initiatives, and organizations aimed at building strong families and healthy kids, empowering them to chase and achieve their dreams.


The Elm Co. supports the marketing needs of our chapter through strategic planning, branding, printed collateral development, graphic design, event support and coordination of our presence on the web and in social media.