26th Annual Golf Classic & Dinner

Golf Classic & Dinner Logo-04

In 1997 a pair of Prairie School trustees, John Gittings and Joe Marino, created the Golf Classic to support The Prairie School Scholarship Fund.

Over the years, the Classic has grown into one of the most successful outings in the country. Consistently ranked in the top five percent of outings nationwide, the Classic has raised $1.5 million for deserving students who cannot afford Prairie's full tuition. This fall this event turns 26 and we are thrilled to celebrate with all of you.

Held at the Racine Country Club, every player will enjoy a day of golf, games, and prizes! Not a golfer? Purchase a dinner ticket and meet up with us at the end of the day for cocktail hour, games, fantastic food, and terrific company – all in support of our students!

Friday, September

9th, 2022!


Schedule of Events


Racine Country Club: 2801 Northwestern Ave, Racine, WI 53404

11:30 a.m. Registration

Golfer Lunch at Billows Lodge

Lockers & Showers Available to All Golfers

12:30 p.m: Shotgun Start at Billows Lodge

5:30 p.m. : Cocktail Hour

7:00 p.m. : Dinner

Sponsor a


Below is a list of golfers utilizing Crowdfunding. Interested in supporting one of them? Donating is simple – just pick the team you want to support and utilize our secure online giving form to make your contribution. All gifts support Prairie Scholarships and are 100% tax deductible!

How to


Sponsor the Outing

As a sponsor of this marquee event, not only will your organization be helping students attend one of the best independent schools in the country, but it will be featured prominently before, during, and after the outing.

Play Golf

Whether you're paying the full registration or utilizing our popular Crowdfunding feature to generate donations, we want you to hit the links in support of Prairie students.

Golf Pricing:


Crowdfunding Progress

Crowdfunding is the practice of paying for something by raising donations from a large group. Not only will you be reducing the cost of your entry, but you'll also be raising awareness about the great things happening at Prairie. When someone asks what their contribution will be used for, you can take pride in saying it will help a new generation of students experience the benefits of a Prairie School education!


Golfers attend dinner with their entry, but maybe you're not one for the links. You can join us for dinner – and bring your friends!

Dinner Pricing:


Alumni Dinner Pricing:



Interested in contributing an item, prize basket, or gift certificate to be raffled off at this year's event? Click the button, fill out the form, and we'll contact you shortly!

Presenting Sponsor:

Specialty Underwriters LLC

Golf Ball Sponsors:

Coffman Family Scholarship Fund

Activity Sponsors:

Johnson Outdoors
H. Fisk Johnson Ph.D. '75
Helen Johnson-Leipold '74 & Craig Leipold
Marlo, Inc
Twin Disc | Gold Sponsor | Premiere

Classic Sponsors:

Johnson Financial Group
First American Bank
Fiduciary Management, Inc.
Ruud Family Foundation
Majic Productions
O&H Danish Bakery
Associated Bank
PNC Bank
Winifred Johnson-Marquart '77
Plastic Parts, Inc.

Tee Box Sponsors:

Robertson Ryan & Associates
Carolyn Gittings Edwards '75
Russ Darrow Automotive Group - Ivan Lawler
State Farm - Brian Ketterer CPCU CLU
Lincoln Churchill Advisors
Butcher & Barrel Gastropub
Educators Credit Union
Vrakas CPAs + Advisors

Golf Cart Sponsors:

Rocco Castellano Design Studio Inc.
Carlson Racine Roofing
Gould Dentistry
Godin, Geraghty, Puntillo, Camilli & Hughes SC
Quarles & Brade

2022 Golf Classic


Brian Langendorf, Chair

Jason Atanasoff

Alan Clark

Brian Glines '08

Krystyn Hirsch

Dave Johnson

Peter Olesen '05

Richard Ruffo '83

Chris Ruud '89

Jeff Wolf


Contact Trista Deuster, Development Events Manager