To help our community stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, JDRF will be reimagining events through 10/1/20 rather than hosting in person gatherings – local details to follow.

Tee Up Fore the Cure

September 21, 2020, Lake Geneva, WI
9:00 am

An annual golf outing hosted by ITU AbsorbTech to benefit diabetes research.

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Event Details:

Join us at Tee Up Fore the Cure, an annual golf outing hosted by ITU AbsorbTech to benefit diabetes research. Whether through participation, sponsorship or donation, your efforts will help find a cure!

WHEN: Monday, September 21, 2020

WHERE: Geneva National Resort, Lake Geneva, WI

CHECK-IN: Check-in begins at 9am (online only). The practice green will be open.

SHOTGUN START: 11am shotgun start. Lunch will be provided in your cart.

DINNER AND RECEPTION: Choose between a tailgate dinner ‘to go’ or indoor reception and live auction in the grand ballroom.  Please make your selection during registration.

Registration Includes:

  • Cart and greens fees,
  • Golfer gift,
  • Lunch & dinner,
  • Silent auction and hole contests


Our primary concern is the safety of all participants, sponsors, celebrities, and the course staff. We appreciate everyone’s understanding in these especially challenging times.  We desire to have an enjoyable day for a great cause in spite of the extra challenges this year.

Here is how the event will look different this year:

  • COVID-19 compliance will be in effect throughout
  • Single carts available on a limited basis (reserve during registration)
  • Participants will choose between a dinner ‘to go,’ or after golf reception and live auction (limited seating, reservation required at registration)
  • There will be only digital interaction for check-in and silent auction bidding

History of Tee Up Fore the Cure

Diabetes research is a cause close to the heart of the Leef family and ITU AbsorbTech. George L. Leef, ITU AbsorbTech’s second-generation president, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1929, shortly after the discovery of insulin. With the help of exercise and diet management, George lived a full life with the aid of hundreds of thousands of blood checks and shots. He suffered from diabetic neuropathy for years before passing away in 2007.

During his lifetime he generously gave to diabetes research. He was a kind and devoted family man who gave so much to all those who had the privilege of knowing him.

In honor of George’s love of the game, the first Tee Up Fore the Cure was played in 2006. It was a modest start on a cold fall day where 72 players helped raise $7,000 for type 1 diabetes research.

In 2016, Tee Up Fore the Cure partnered with Milwaukee Brewers pitching great, Ken Sanders, to add many new dimensions to Tee Up, including celebrity golfers. Robin Yount was Tee Up’s first featured celebrity for the 10th-anniversary celebration followed by fellow Hall of Famer, Rollie Fingers, in 2017 and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Dave Robinson in 2018. The event has grown to 230 players and has raised more than $500,000 for local type 1 diabetes research to date.

Tee Up Fore the Cure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to support T1D research.   





Geneva National Resort & Club

1221 Geneva National Avenue South
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

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Shannon Bohmann

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