A special thank you to sponsors of the 2011 YPF Casino Night as representatives come together for a great cause. From left, Jim Westergaard, Jackson Kahl Insurance Services; Marcel Birò, South Hills Golf and Country Club; Andrea Westergaard, YPF President; Dr. David Hammes, Family Focus Eye Care; Jenny Drake, Grande Cheese Company; Dr. Andrew Judkins, Judkins Chiropractic; Sam McClone, McClone Insurance. Table sponsors not pictured include: Huberty & Associates, Kottke Kustom Floors, Marian University, Moraine Park Technical College & Natural Stone Veneers.

Gathered at South Hills Golf & Country Club, members of the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) and a representative from presenting sponsor South Hills present a check to the American Red Cross for $3,500, proceeds from the annual Casino Night Fundraiser. From left, Sam McClone (YPF past president), Marcel Birò of South Hills, Shanon Holmes (American Red Cross director of development), Andrea Westergaard (YPF president) and Anna Kottke (YPF president elect).

South Hills Golf & Country Club was transformed into a swank casino on September 16 for the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac’s fourth annual Casino Night fundraiser. Enjoying a game of craps are Jessica Suprenand, Tiffany Boyke and Brad Nielsen.

Record-breaking attendance and incredible generosity helped to make the 2011 YPF Casino Night fundraiser bigger and better than ever before! Through the generosity of sponsors, donors and attendees the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) were able to present a $3,500 check donation to the American Red Cross.

On Friday, September 16, South Hills Golf & Country Club was enveloped in a Casino Night atmosphere where the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) raised $3,500 for the American Red Cross! Betting money on poker, blackjack, roulette and craps, attendees were able to ‘go all in for a great cause’!

“The American Red Cross is so appreciative of this outstanding show of support,” said Sharon Homes, Director of Development for the American Red Cross.  “The dedication, ingenuity and energy that the YPF community brought forward was outstanding and our unending thanks goes out to the leadership and membership of YPF, as well as to the entire Fond du Lac community for supporting this special event.”

“The annual YPF Casino Night fundraiser is all about giving back to the community,” explained Andrea Westergarrd, YPF President.  “Having the opportunity to give back in this way is extremely important and reinforces YPF’s mission and commitment to serving our members and the community we live and work in.”

A special thank you to the many businesses and individuals who contributed to the 2011 YPF Casino Night fundraiser, including: Agnesian HealthCare, American Legion, Backyard Bar and Grill, CommonWealth Companies, Cousins Subs, Cujak’s Wine Market, Family Focus Eye Care, Flohr’s Photography, Fond du Lac Seafood, Fond du Lac YMCA, Fox Valley Savings Bank, Fratello’s, Gilles Custard, Grande Cheese Company, Green Bay Packers Organization, Hawgeye’s Guide Service, Huberty & Associates, Jackson Kahl Insurance Services, Jet Stream Car Wash, Judkins Chiropractic, Kottke Kustom Floors, Ledgeview Lanes, M&I Bank, Mancino’s, Marian University, McClone Insurance, Milwaukee Bucks, Model Cleaners, Moraine Park Technical College, Natural Stone Veneers, O’Connor Oil, Quick & Smart Photo, South Hills Golf and Country Club, Radio Plus, Ramada Plaza Hotel, Renaissance Salon and Day Spa, Road America, Scotts Discount Printing, Set in Ink, Silica Appliances, Wine Maniacs Wine Bar and Bistro, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

YPF is a division of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce and is designed for professionals living or working in the Fond du Lac area who are 21 – 40 or those that are young at heart.  “Through our mission, our members can expect to build a diverse professional and social network,” stated Westergaard.  “The programs and events that we offer enable members to learn more about the Fond du Lac area and grow with and through community leadership.”

Since its inception in 2004, Young Professionals of Fond du Lac has grown to nearly 200 members. For more information or to learn about becoming a member, contact Katie Leist at (920) 921-9500 or or visit