Gorgeous weather and fun times greeted both golfers and guests this year at the 3rd annual Curtis W. Blackdeer Memorial Golf Outing held on August 31, 2023, at The Oaks Golf Course and BB Jack’s in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

Proceeds from the golf and Dinner Celebration benefited the Greywolf Foundation, whose mission is to provide resources to assist people and entities in need, increase their opportunities for success and better their communities. Proceeds from the event’s online auction were shared with this year’s Champion Charity, Bridge To Brighter, which assists youth aging out of foster care in the Milwaukee area.

View this brief slide show to learn more about the event and its impact for the Greywolf Foundation and Bridge To Brighter.


“The Greywolf Foundation is grateful for everyone who contributed to make this year’s event successful, including the golf, Dinner Celebration and online auction,” said Greywolf Foundation Director Andrew Haring. “Having so many repeat individuals and companies continue to support this event every year makes it possible for the Greywolf Foundation to Impact Communities & Improve Lives.”

Platinum Sponsors for this year’s event included Bank of Sun Prairie, Greywolf Partners, Park Vista Senior Housing Management, Prescient Financial Solutions and TQ Diamonds. VIP Sponsors were Campbell Construction, Corporate Contractors, Landmark Credit Union and the Mehring Family Foundation.

Enthusiastic volunteers helped golfers enjoy numerous activities and contests on the golf course, including Longest Drive (Men & Women), Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt, Beat the Pro against Dave Spengler and a 50/50 Raffle opportunity. The Blackdeer Family and Greywolf Partners operated games for golfers. Hole Sponsors at the course included Baker Tilly, Caliber Law, the Destiche & Roloff Families, DMB Community Bank, Elite Embroidery, Spotz, Forever Homes Real Estate, Hausmann Group, JSD, LandCare, Metal Roofing Systems, Paul Davis, Revive Restoration and ServPro of Madison.

Tim and Kim Quigley paid for the beverages during registration, Sid Grinker Restorations sponsored the golf carts, M3 Insurance sponsored the box lunches, BRP Group Insurance provided a drink on the course and Caliber Law sponsored a keg on the first hole.

Following golf, an extensive buffet and drinks were waiting for golfers and guests at the Dinner Celebration at BB Jack’s Cottage Grove. Attendees danced to the sounds of The 608, which was sponsored by Greenfire, and desserts were provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes. Upon departure, guests took home gift bags provided by Karen Blackdeer, the widow of the event’s honoree, Curtis “Grey Wolf” Blackdeer.

The event would not have been successful without the efforts of numerous volunteers, as well as the donations of auction and raffle items from generous donors.

“The Curtis W. Blackdeer Memorial Golf Outing continues to be a yearly highlight for the Greywolf Foundation,” said Denise Wagner, President of the Greywolf Foundation. “The generosity of donors, sponsors, participants and volunteers, is critical to our efforts, and the Greywolf Foundation could not exist without their support.”

The 4th Annual Curtis W. Blackdeer Memorial Golf Outing is tentatively scheduled for August 29, 2024.