Madison-area groups receive donations from American Family charity

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - American Family Insurance revealed Monday that their PGA Champions golf tournament raised over $2 million dollars for charity.

The charitable donations will go to more than 80 different charities.

The tournament, now in its third year, was held in Madison earlier this year.

Some of that money will be going to Madison-area school Falk Elementary, a donation organized by Madison-based Exact Sciences.

Falk Elementary will use their $15,000 grant to fund its family resource center, which supports more than 40 families in the Madison area.

“The grant money is going to help them renovate their family resource center, so it's a room that's both a food pantry and a place that families can come and get some extra support and help,” said Scott Larrivee, Corporate Affairs Manager at Exact Sciences. “And so it's really a social hub of the school and so that's going to get renovated and hopefully this summer we can show you a whole new Falk Elementary family resource center."

"Such a great feeling for us and such a great feeling for these charities that depend on these monies to run their charities throughout the year,” said Steve Stricker, PGA Tour player and tournament host. “It's just to see this all come together is really a special feeling for American Family, my wife and everyone involved - it's really a great day."

More than half of the $2 million will go to American Family Children’s hospital. Other beneficiaries include: East Madison Community Center, REAP Food Group, Vera Court Neighborhood Center and Operation Fresh Start.

The donations were revealed at American Family Insurance’s Madison headquarters.