Mark Tauscher is used to being a part of an offensive line that paves the way for Ahman Green and the Packers' running game to put up big numbers each season.
But he, along with about 30 of his teammates, traded in cleats for golf clubs Wednesday to help pave the way for kids throughout Wisconsin to learn to read, as they participated in Tauscher's TRIFECTA Foundation golf event, benefiting literacy and education in Wisconsin.
The TRIFECTA Foundation, which stands for "Tauscher's Reading Initiative For Every Child To Achieve" is a non-profit organization established by Tauscher in 2005.
The mission of the TRIFECTA Foundation is to enhance the education and literacy of children in Wisconsin by meeting locally identified literacy needs; promoting creative learning experiences in and out of the classroom; offering unique opportunities to inspire children to read; working with local organizations to improve literacy statistics; stimulating creativity and imagination in children; and inspiring children to realize their potential.
"The TRIFECTA Foundation is important to me for a number of different reasons," said Tauscher, who earned his Master's degree in education administration in May 2003. "This golf tournament is just one of the ways that we're trying to raise money, but the goal is that no child in this state is without the ability to read and to receive a quality education. We're making a great impact so far."
Tauscher hoped to raise $100,000 at Wednesday's event, which included several raffle and silent auction items, as well as sponsored games throughout the course at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
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