Heroes, golf and goodies, all for a good cause at Northeast Wisconsin Heroes Classic

By American Red Cross staff

The American Red Cross will once again shine a light on heroes in northeast Wisconsin this September at an event that mixes inspiring stories, cool auction items, one-of-a-kind golf and support in the community.

The 2021 Northeast Wisconsin Heroes Classic will be held Sept. 1-19, through a mix of in-person golf and online engagement that benefits the mission of the American Red Cross in Wisconsin. The highlight of the event is the introduction of local heroes, from a variety of backgrounds and good deeds.

“These heroes give such a positive reminder of the good in our communities and it’s our privilege to honor each and every person,” said Steve Hansen, Executive Director, Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross. “It’s just that much better to recognize these local heroes in a way that includes the fun of golf and a silent auction, and spirit of generosity that backs the mission of the Red Cross where we live and work.”

The 2021 Heroes are:

Adult Hero – Sgt. Andrew Miles (Outagamie County)

Animal Hero – Geller with handler Jeff Jorgenson (Winnebago County)

Emergency Responders – Sgt. Christopher Tappen & Deputy Cooper Walker (Brown County)

From the Heart – Percy VanLanen-Knaub, granddaughter Tara Bailey is accepting the award posthumously (Oconto County)

Youth – Parker Wilson (Outagamie County)

Military – Jason Ortscheid, Sam Skiff, Karsen Sherrick & Chris Rosene (Brown County)

Hero of the Year – Carson Molle (Outagamie County)

Golfing for the event can tee off anytime from Sept. 1-19, with in-person golf foursomes at North Shore Golf Club in Menasha. For golf sign-ups/details, contact Steve Hansen at steve.hansen@redcross.org.

The silent auction kicks off at 8 a.m., Sept. 7 and closes at 6 p.m., Sept. 17. To join the silent auction that supports the Red Cross mission as well as see the inspiring hero videos, click here. (Golf is not required for involvement and support; a separate registration for the auction and more are available here: https://e.givesmart.com/events/m1a/)

The Mission Moment sponsor is Northeast Chapter board member Sarah Ann Dressel, with a $15,000 match to double the generosity of event donors. Additional sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor – Schneider; Award Sponsors – Menasha Corporation, Jon & Wendy Suprise, Miller Electric, Paper Transport; Golf Cart Sponsor – Festival Foods; Lunch Sponsor – The Village Companies; and Golf Reception Sponsor – Green Bay Packers Give Back.

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