Golfers raise thousands for La Crosse area scouts with guest Dave Robinson

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Area golfers are hitting the links to help the next generation of scouts.

More than 30 teams took part in the 19th Annual Golfing for Scouting tournament.

The tournament supports scout programs for roughly 1,000 area families.

Monday’s event raised more than $37,000, money that allows every family who wants to be a part of scouting to join.

“It ensures that we able to provide financial assistance programs for all families to access scouting, to provide program resources to our kids. It allows us to provide a local summer camp at camp Decorah, and that it is accessible to not only scouts but all sorts of community groups as well,” said Joe Carlson, a scout executive.

Packers Hall of Famer Dave Robinson was the tournament’s celebrity golfer.

Robinson made his NFL debut in 1963 against the Chicago Bears.

The linebacker played on two Super Bowl Championship teams and won a total of three NFL titles with the Packers.

He was inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame in 2013.

Robinson said the Packers didn’t look great during their first preseason game, but he says they looked a lot better than the Vikings.

“If you’re a real good football player and you’re playing against a guy who is not so good, your execution is going to make you look great, But if you come off the wrong foot– then they know you are a Viking,” Robinson said.

Robinson didn’t make any predictions about the green and gold’s upcoming season– except to say he believes they will win the season opener against the Vikings.

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