Edgewater: Andy North charity event for UW Cancer Center will call Edgewater home starting in 2015

MADISON, Wis., Dec. 5, 2013 – The Edgewater and two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North today announced that Mr. North’s annual fundraising event for the UW Carbone Cancer Center will call The Edgewater home beginning in 2015.

“Andy North and Friends” is one of the largest philanthropic functions of its kind in Wisconsin. It raises roughly $1 million each year for the cancer center over two days. The hallmark of the event is the participation of Mr. North’s friends from the sports world, including Aaron Rodgers, Robin Yount, Steve Stricker and other golf luminaries, and colleagues like Mike Tirico from ESPN, where Andy has been a golf commentator since 1993.

“My wife Sue and I are delighted to begin hosting ‘Andy North and Friends’ at The Edgewater in June 2015,” Mr. North said. “We are impressed with the project and with developer and owner Bob Dunn’s commitment to redefining hospitality and quality in Madison. Even while under construction, it’s easy to see that The Edgewater is going to be a very special place.”

Event guests will experience one of the most unique combinations of indoor and outdoor venues in the Midwest. “Andy North and Friends” signature dinner event will be held in The Edgewater’s 6,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, with sweeping views of Lake Mendota. Guest also will be able to gather outside on The Edgewater’s plaza, its views of the lake and Capitol, and a grand staircase to the shoreline.

“It’s a pleasure and a privilege to welcome Andy and ‘Andy North and Friends’ to The Edgewater,” Mr. Dunn said. “The work that Andy and Sue have done to support the world-class cancer research and care at the Carbone Cancer Center is nothing short of extraordinary. We look forward to helping them set a new standard for ‘Andy North and Friends’ in 2015 and for years to come.

“We have had overwhelming interest in event bookings at The Edgewater,” Mr. Dunn said. “Our new relationship with ‘Andy North and Friends’ drives home the point that we have been making for years: that The Edgewater will create new demand for events in Madison. Bringing an event of this caliber to Madison is just the beginning of many ways we see The Edgewater generating new demand for events in downtown Madison.”

The Edgewater

After a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation, The Edgewater will reopen in August 2014. A project of Madison developer Robert Dunn, the revitalization of the historic hotel property includes the construction of a new hotel tower as well as the preservation of the two original buildings erected in the 1940s and 1970s. The Edgewater will feature more than 200 guest rooms, new food and beverage concepts, a fitness and wellness center, an outdoor public plaza, and more.