Safety a priority at American Family Championship

VERONA, Wis.(WMTV)-- The American Family Championship is happening this week, and with an expected 60,000 spectators safety is a top priority.

Last year's tournament saw temperatures in the 90's. For 2017, they're hoping to avoid some of those heat related dangers.

The course has increased the number of water stations. They've also improved transportation. A shuttle system will take people to several of the holes, because walking can be upwards of six miles.

For those who may need assistance the course has more than 1,000 volunteers and police on scene for security.

Kip McBride is the Director of Operations for the American Family Championship. He said if the course becomes a target for something more violent they have a plan in place.

"We work with Homeland Security. We work with the FBI. We understand what's going on out there," said McBride.

McBride said for now the biggest concern going into this weekend's championship is weather.

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