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Steve Stricker — Brand Ambassador
Steven Charles Stricker, or as some may know him as Strick or Mr. September, is a household name in the world of professional golf. A twelve-time PGA TOUR winner, seven-time PGA TOUR Champions winner, Captain of the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup and recipient of numerous prestigious awards like the Payne Stewart Award and the PGA TOUR Comeback Player of the Year, Steve has pursued and achieved dream after dream after dream.
But what do you do after you’ve achieved so many dreams? Learn how Mr. September and American Family teamed up to champion others to support a new generation of fearless dreamers.
Steve, and his wife Nicki, were looking for a local partner to help him give back to his community. Born and raised in Edgerton, Wisconsin, he and his family stayed close to his roots and live in Madison, Wisconsin. With the help of American Family Insurance, headquartered in Madison, he was able to combine his love for golf with his philanthropic spirit.
In 2016, Steve Stricker and American Family teamed up to create the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation. This foundation supports charities, educational initiatives and organizations aimed at building strong families and healthy kids, empowering them to pursue and achieve their dreams.
Every year, some of the biggest names in golf, sports and music come together to play in the American Family Insurance Championship to raise money for charity. Thanks to the proceeds from the tournament, the foundation has been able to provide more than $10 million by way of 430 grant distributions to charitable organizations.
Get to Know Steve Stricker
We’re not the only ones who know a thing or two about Steve Stricker. Check out what some of his closest friends and fellow professional golfers had to say when asked to describe Steve in one word:
Resources to Give Back
Want to take what you’ve accomplished and create something bigger? Here are some resources to help you brainstorm ways you can do to give back like Steve did with his foundation:
- How to Be an Effective Nonprofit Board Member
- A Guide to Giving Back
- How to Support Local Food Banks and Food Pantries
- The Art of Giving Back
- Becoming a Virtual Volunteer
Steve was able to leverage his love for golf to create something bigger than just the game — it created something that could make a true difference in other dreamers’ lives. When looking for ways you too can make a positive change, find what motivates you and use it to create something great. We can’t wait to see what you do!
Meet Our Family of Brand Ambassadors
Now that you’ve learned all about Steve Stricker and his foundation, it’s time to meet the rest of the family. Meet our American Family Insurance brand ambassadors and find even more inspiration to dream big and champion others.