Video: American Family Children's Hospital patient Mitchell Shroyer's story
Since 2016, the American Family Insurance Championship has raised nearly $12.6 million for American Family Children’s Hospital and 560 other non-profits. With half of the tournament proceeds benefitting the American Family Children’s Hospital, more than $6 million has gone to support staff, programs, and families at the Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Eleven-year-old Mitchell Shroyer and his family have experienced that world-class care first-hand. At three years old, Mitchell was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation, a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal. Mitchell's mom, Sarah, also suffers from the disease.
Now 11 years-old, Mitchell hasn't let Chiari hold him back. He's is a talented golfer and earned a spot in the Drive, Chip and Putt National finals, which took place in Augusta, Georgia just before The Masters. There, he was one of ten boys in his age group and placed first in chipping.
Mitchell will be taking the ceremonial first shot at the opening ceremonies of the American Family Insurance Championship on Friday, June 10. See more about Mitchell in the video below.