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$1,000,000 Shootout Charity Golf Outing

Thank you sponsors, volunteers and participants for making the 2017 golf outing a sucess! Hope to see you again next year.

ADAW Golf Committee volunteer Jack Chapin shares his story

Jack and Jill
You’ve known the rhyme since childhood.

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after

Here’s another take.

Jack Chapin is an avid golfer, the kind you make fun of when you drive by a golf course and see a foursome on the tee - in the rain.

Jill Brick was an avid golfer. She once won her club championship. She was a neighbor of Jack Nicklaus in Florida, and she spent a lot of time with Jack’s wife, Barbara. She loved Florida. After her husband died she experienced problems with her memory. Doctors suspected Alzheimer’s disease. Her stepdaughters, Sarah Bienvenu and Pam Druhan lived in New Mexico and Wisconsin. The family decided it was best if Jill moved to Harbor House in Middleton, where she could receive care and be close to Pam. It was a difficult move for her because her heart was in Florida, and it was difficult for her to understand why she could not stay there and be close to everything she was familiar with.

Her stepdaughter contacted Senior Helpers in Madison, an organization that does what it’s name suggests. They asked if they knew anyone who would be willing to golf with Jill once a week.

Enter Jack.

“My job was to take Jill golfing once a week and to help her adjust to her new life here,” says Jack. “I went to Harbor House to pick her up that first day. I found her sitting in the lobby waiting with her sun visor, tennis shoes and golf glove ready to go. The kitchen staff had made us both a sack lunch and off we went to Pleasant View golf course. I was told Jill liked to play 18 holes so we ate our sack lunch at the turn. Jill was a good golfer and we talked a lot as we played and enjoyed our time together.”

Everyone who plays golf has a few favorite things to say after a shot, good or bad, and Jack loved Jill’s.

“After a not so good shot she would say ‘I just looked up to see a bad shot!’ If a long putt were about to drop she would exclaim ‘Just one time!’  My favorite was ‘Let’s pull up our socks and move along.’”

Jill missed Florida. She wondered to Jack who was taking care of her little dog. She even asked Jack to take her to the airport so she could fly back home.

Jill diligently read every sign on the way to the golf course. She pointed out the colors of cars Jack recalls.  “She would say I really like that color car. I didn’t understand the significance of the cream color car until one day she saw one again and said, do you know why I like that color car? With tears in her eyes she said that was the color of my husband’s car.”

Jill told Jack stories of her mother skating on a frozen lake in Minnesota, how show water-skied in Florida. Jack found an oldies radio station and Jill would sing along word for word even though she didn’t remember what she had for lunch. It never bothered Jack.

The Alzheimer’s was progressing and her family moved her to Sun Prairie where they felt she would get care to fit her needs. Jack and Jill continued to golf but now at the Sun Prairie golf course. “Mark and Steven Veith were great as they got to know Jill. Mark worked in the bar and Steve in the clubhouse. Jill enjoyed chatting with the people we met along the journey.”

As the disease progressed things changed for Jack and Jill. They only played nine holes and stop at the clubhouse to have chicken wings and a Spotted Cow for lunch. Jill said the Spotted Cow was “smooth.”

“Sometimes we might just play a few holes because Jill didn’t have the strength or desire. Time went by and we continued to golf when she could. Sometimes we would just go to breakfast. I would take her to the same restaurant and try to get Tracy our waitress to keep things familiar for Jill.”

The day came and Jill died. Some say Jack is a great guy for helping a woman he didn’t know play a game she loved until the end of her life. Sure, Jack gave a person in need a ride and someone to play golf with and that in itself is noteworthy. But Jill gave something for Jack as well: companionship and a golf buddy.

“The last few times I saw Jill she was not able to talk much and she would just smile as I held her hand,” says Jack. “One day I was notified that my friend Jill pulled up her socks and moved along.”

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To golf and sing a song
They laughed and played until the day
Jill pulled up her socks
And moved along

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Day of event information

Take a swing at the Million Dollar Shootout Charity Golf Outing and make a difference in the lives of people facing Alzheimer's disease and their care partners. Join us to play 18 holes of golf to support the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Mike Jaques NBC15 Sports Director Mike “Jocko” Jacques is returning to emcee the day-long event.

10:30 a.m. - Registration and silent auction opens
11:30 a.m. - Shot gun start, scramble format
5:00 p.m. - $1,000,000 Shootout
5:15 p.m. - Reception, awards dinner and raffle

If you have any questions or would like more information on participation or sponsorship, contact Ingrid Kundinger, 608.232.3410.

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Thank you to all of our sponsors! Without you, the $1,000,000 Shoot Out Charity Golf Event wouldn't be possible!

Show your support by patronizing our generous 2017 sponsors:

Platinum

OakParkPlace

Gold

bbJack

Silver

GHC

Lunch

Catholic Financial Life

Beverage Cart Sponsors

Brightstar Care
Catholic Financial Life - Chapter 261

Hole Sponsors

Capitol Bank


Thanks to all participants and sponsors of the 2016 golf outing, the event raised close to $30,000. All proceeds stay in Wisconsin to support people facing a dementia-type disease and their care partners.

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