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Pro golfer tees off with high school students for MACC fund
PGA Tour professional golfer, Mark Wilson, served as the honorary chairman of the Lake Country Charity Invitational held in April. On Monday, Wilson played with the top three fundraising teams from the invitational at Erin Hills Country Club, 7169 County Road O in Erin. Four golfers from each of the three high schools including Arrowhead, Kettle Moraine and Whitnall High Schools played 6 holes with Wilson on the site of the 2011 USGA Men’s Amateur Open and the 2017 Men’s US Open.   In addition, Wilson chipped in $25 for every Par which he and the golfers made, and $50 for every Birdie.
The Lake Country Charity Invitational has been under the direction of former Arrowhead golf coach Tom Tallmadge since 2007. The Invitational features some of the finest teams in the state. Over the past five years, the invitational has contributed $190,000 to the MACC Fund. The event in April raised $45,000 for the MACC Fund. Wilson and his wife Amy contributed an extra $3,000 for the par and birdie challenge issued on Monday. Wilson has been the Invitational’s Honorary Chair each year and has played with some of the top fund-raising golfers each year as well. Visit to learn more about the MACC Fund.


A. O. Smith donates 40 water heaters to Habitat for Humanity
Milwaukee-based A. O. Smith Corporation has donated 40 natural gas residential water heaters to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.  The water heater donation is in conjunction with a three-year, $6.8 million grant from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to build 100 houses in the City of Milwaukee.  The grant equals approximately half the cost of building the homes; Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is required to match the grant dollar-for-dollar with either monetary gifts or in-kind donations of materials.
 “We are pleased to be in a position to support the good work that Habitat for Humanity is doing in the Greater Milwaukee area,” said Ajita Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company.  “Our company has been a long-time partner with Habitat, and this is the fourth consecutive year we have donated products to this worthy organization.  In addition, a number of our employees have volunteered with Habitat over the last several years.”
 Last year, A. O. Smith donated 30 water heaters for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity homes.  In addition, the company has donated smaller quantities of water heaters for Habitat projects in Washington and Ozaukee Counties.
The first 20 of the Promax ® 40-gallon water heaters are scheduled for delivery to Habitat’s Milwaukee offices this week; the second shipment of 20 water heaters will arrive in August.

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