Mike McCarthy Celebrity Golf Open Raises Money For Cystic Fibrosis

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The Green Bay Packers 65 Roses Sports Club hosted the Mike McCarthy Celebrity Golf Open, Monday. Proceeds from the tournament and silent auction, now in its 18th year, are donated to St. Vincent Hospital's Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Wisconsin.

Since its inception, the tournament has raised over $450,000 for research efforts.

"It's for an excellent cause and anytime you get an opportunity to help somebody, you want to take full advantage of it," said McCarthy.

Dozens of area businesses help to sponsor the event, with Humana taking the lead by sponsoring the event since its inception.

Featured guests this year included McCarthy, several assistant coaches, Packers players Rob Davis and Aaron Rodgers and staff from the organization, plus more than 144 golfers who had a chance to mingle and hit the links with the Packers.

"The Packers have been involved in this for a long time so we are very excited about being a part of it," McCarthy said. "It's an opportunity, especially for the first-year coaching staff, to get out of the office and spend some time with each other outside of a work environment. We don't have an opportunity to build camaraderie like that very often. And it's an opportunity to help a lot of people, so there are a lot of positives that will come out of it today."

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