U.S. Venture Open raises nearly $5 million to combat poverty

Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 5:02 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 10:20 PM CDT
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NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (WBAY) - The 2022 U.S. Venture Open raised nearly $5 million to help end poverty in Northeast Wisconsin.

The final tally was $4,817,964. That surpassed the goal of $4.6 million.

The nation’s largest one-day charity event dedicated to ending poverty brought in more than 1,200 attendees and 900 golfers.

The U.S. Venture Open is held on the second Wednesday of August. The event, over nearly four decades, has raised more than $60 million and grants have been given to 235 organizations in our area.

WBAY is a proud partner.

“It has been incredible to host another successful event and see everyone together again. Being able to see our community members come together for the greater good of Northeast Wisconsin, will never get old.” says Greg Vandenberg, director of giving and community engagement at U.S. Venture. “We’re so grateful for the support we receive – we couldn’t do it without our amazing volunteers, partners, and team members. And for that, I am so thankful.”

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and running backs AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones appeared as guests of honor at the dinner at Van Abel’s of Hollandtown.

CLICK HERE to watch videos about the organizations that will benefit from the fundraiser.

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