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The Schmidt Open 2024 Charity Fundraiser

A personal page by Zach Ratkowski

August 10, 2024


The Schmidt Open Charity Golf Outing was founded in 2019 with our first event taking place in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Since then, we’ve hosted 8 events across Wisconsin and California and have raised over $40,000 towards cancer research. This year, we hosted our MKE outing in New Berlin, WI on August 10th 2024, and will be hosting The Schmidt Open WEST in Los Angeles later this year in November.

All proceeds raised will be donated to The American Cancer Society in honor of Kurt "Keith" Schmidt and those who are fighting or have fought the battle with cancer.

For those that knew Kurt, he was a man who knew exactly what he liked. Highlights included golf, PBR and spending time in the great outdoors with his closest friends. As such, it’s only fitting that we will once again be bringing family and friends together for golf and good times while supporting an excellent cause.

We’ll be raising funds for cancer research throughout the event via a golf team scramble, pin games, raffle, direct donations and more. Looking forward to another successful and memorable event. Thank you for your support!

Please reach out to Zach Ratkowski ( to participate or learn more.