Mini Golfing for Memories – Badger Bash Raises Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

Students raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association during a night of fun and games at Badger Sports Park

Medical Assistant students at Globe University-Appleton raised funds by selling $8 passes for unlimited attractions during a night of fun at Badger Sports Park in Appleton. Students were able to sell 45 passes to community members and half of the proceeds were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, totaling $180.00.

Student Kelsey Burkland worked on the project along with five others.  

“It made me feel good.  We worked together to make sure everything ran smoothly, all while helping a good cause,” Burkland said.

Prior to the event, the students were required to make a fact sheet regarding a certain aspect of Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout the night, they announced these facts over the PA system at Badger Sports Park, allowing the guests to learn more about the disease while they took turns on attractions like mini-golf, go-karts, laser tag, mini-bowling, and batting cages. Attendees also had the opportunity to answer Alzheimer’s Disease-related trivia for a chance at prizes.

Globe University instructor Lori Kleinschmidt said that she learned more about the disease by helping the students along.

“Children and adults of various ages attended this event and we were able to spread awareness to them,” Kleinschmidt said, “There is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, so hopefully the money raised can help fund research or continue to create awareness of a devastating disease.”

The students also collected items proven to help memory function for care packages that will be distributed to the Fox Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Neenah, WI.