TOWN OF HARRISON - It was a busy day Wednesday at some area golf courses, but it wasn't because of the nice weather.
The 28th annual U.S. Venture Open golf outing took place at five courses, including the North Shore Golf Club in the Town of Harrison.
More than 800 golfers participated to raise money for the "Fund for Basic Needs."
The organization is dedicated to fighting poverty in Northeast Wisconsin, something organizers say any community can appreciate.
"I think people really get it that this is an important cause. I think they like the way the money is invested into the community and there's just a lot community that's being built out here among our partners who make this possible," said Sarah Schmidt, director of the U.S. Venture Open.
The U.S. Venture Open is hoping to raise $2 million from Wednesday's event.
Last year it raised more than $1.8 million.
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