La Crosse Reception

Thursday, Sept. 12 | 5:30–10 p.m.

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Student Union | 521 East Avenue N.

Join Coach Greg and Michelle Gard for an evening featuring dining, a silent auction, an inspiring program, an appearance by Bucky Badger, lively entertainment, and more. All funds raised will stay in the La Crosse community and support Gundersen Health System, Mayo Clinic, La Crosse County Health Department, and Sparta Area Cancer Support! Enjoy a night out and make a difference in the lives of patients and their families.

Don't miss the program including Badger basketball alum Brian Butch ’07, MS’08, Coach Greg Gard, Dr. Noelle LaConte, and La Crosse patient family, the Nordeens.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now.

Purchase your event tickets.


Estimated Event Timing

5:30–7:30 p.m.: strolling dinner, live music, silent auction, mingling
5:30–6:30 p.m.: photos with the Gards
6–7 p.m.: Bucky Badger
7:30 p.m.: program begins
8:15 p.m.: program ends, raffle winner drawn, silent auction closes
8:30–10 p.m.: silent auction checkout, mingling

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more information about other upcoming events.

  • Thursday. Sept. 12: La Crosse Reception (University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Student Union)
  • Saturday, Oct. 19: Garding Against Cancer Pheasant Hunt (Cedar Valley Preserve, Spring Green)

Thank You, Point Gards

Your generous support of Garding Against Cancer impacts research worldwide and patients statewide.

  • American Family Insurance
  • Kim and Jeff Beckmann
  • Signe and Bill Buchholz*♦
  • Julie and Bob Dunn*
  • Bev and Wade Fetzer*
  • Pamela and George Hamel*♦
  • Marsha Jordan and Steve Bennett*
  • Mary and Ted Kellner*
  • The Nicholas Family Foundation*♦
  • Anne and John Oros*
  • Park Bank
  • Patti and Dan Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation*
  • Ricky Sandler*
  • Mary Sue and Michael Shannon*♦

* Denotes inaugural Point Gards

♦ Denotes consecutive three-year lead Point Gard gifts.