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Priceless! Selling Wednesday, May 14 in the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science Golf Classic auction is an authentic Badger football game helmet signed by Barry Alverez and Brett Bielema, former and current coaches of the UW football team. Over the last 17 years Alverez and Bielema have led the Badgers to unprecedented success on the football gridiron. Four prime tickets to the Illinois Homecoming game on October 28, 2008 will also be up for grabs at the event.

The auction features a variety of dairy-related items and sports memorabilia. Among the auction items are two NFL authenticated Brett Favre prints and a Sports Illustrated memorabilia package of the famed former Green Bay Packer quarterback. All of the Sports Illustrated magazines feature Favre on the cover.

A registered Holstein calf has also been donated by Lloyd and Daphne Holterman, Rosy-Lane Holsteins, of Watertown, WI for the “Holstein-In-One” event. Golfers can take their chance to be the first one to make a hole in one to win their choice of Boliver twin heifer calves. Their dam is a first-calf Oman with 27,000 pounds of milk and 1257 pounds of fat. The next two dams are sired by Terry and Johnson, both with over 219,000 pounds of milk lifetime. If the calf is not won, she will be auctioned off later in the afternoon during the live auction.

The annual tournament, a fundraiser for educational programs at the UW-Madison”s dairy science department, tees off on May 14 at the Bridges Golf Course in Madison. All proceeds will support the dairy science department”s scholarships, dairy judging and dairy challenge teams.

The Golf Classic is a scramble format; each team member plays the ball closest to the hole after each hit. The event is open to the public. A registration fee of $100 per golfer covers 18 holes of golf, cart rental, free lunch and lots of prizes. Day-of-event registrations will be accepted, but pre-registration is recommended. Registrations at the course will start at 9 a.m. The shotgun start begins at 9:30 a.m.

To register, visit the dairy science website at (click on the golf link) or contact Linda Behling at or 920-219-0105. Phone bids for auction items can be placed by calling Jim Hoskens at 920-366-7153 before 2:00 PM.