Like many things in 2021, our fifth annual signature event plans are unknown. However, we remain committed to our fight against cancer and our support of UW Carbone as well as the cancer patients and families around the Badger state. We hope you will join us in Garding Against Cancer and when we know more about our event plans, our sponsors will be the first to know. You or your company will also reach a wide audience of basketball fans, community leaders, and others who, like you, are committed to the fight against cancer. All money raised will remain in Wisconsin — working to find a cure, advance treatment options, and promote the welfare of patients.

Whether our 2021 event is live, virtual, or a hybrid of both, we can assure you that you or your business will receive sponsor benefits just as in year’s past. This will include logo recognition on the website and event materials, social media recognition, seats/tables or a food and beverage package, and GAC swag.

Sponsorships are available at the following levels:

  • $50,000 — Point Gard
  • $20,000
  • $10,000
  • $5,000
  • $2,500

Since the nature of the Goods and Services associated with your original contribution could change, as our event plans and sponsorship benefits evolve, the charitable deduction to you would as well. Please note that the original sponsorship gift will be processed as a 100% charitable donation, however, once event benefits are solidified, a corrected receipt would be issued to reflect the respective goods and services received. You will be contacted directly prior to any re-receipting and will be able to confirm if you would like to utilize the benefits and be re-receipted or if you would prefer to decline the benefits and maintain the original charitable deduction.

Learn More Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships can be mailed to:

UW Foundation
Attn: Garding Against Cancer
U.S. Bank Lockbox 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

For more information, please contact Heather Garrison at [email protected].


In basketball, point guards are among the most important players on the court. They’re leaders. They make things happen. They help direct the entire team. The same goes for those who proudly make up the Point Gards in the Garding Against Cancer (GAC) campaign. Founding Point Gards are donors who contributed a minimum of $50,000 to Garding Against Cancer during the inaugural year. These leaders make things happen, not with a ball but with a determination to fight cancer through their next-level generosity.

New Point Gard Members

  • New members are donors who have cumulative sponsorships/financial contributions to Garding Against Cancer of $50,000 or more. All prior gifts to Garding Against Cancer count toward the total.

Maintaining Point Gard Status

  • Maintaining annual Point Gard status and taking advantage of yearly exclusive benefits requires an annual sponsorship/financial contribution of $10,000* or more.

Point Gard Benefits

  • Invitation to attend a unique, exclusive, and intimate annual outing with Coach Gard and other Point Gards
  • Recognition as a sponsor at all GAC events and on the GAC website
  • All top level sponsorship benefits once event details are confirmed

* Amount subject to future review.