The Neumy History
Every year since 2002 a group of
people get together to golf, eat, have a couple of
drinks, raise money for HospiceCare and celebrate the
lives of two great friends..Randi Neumeyer and Paul
Petersen. Hereís a little history on The Neumy.
The first Neumy Golf Outing was played at Stoughton
Country Club on October 11th 2002. Even though he was
weakened by the therapies used to fight the aggressive
cancer, Randi was able to attend the inaugural event.
While Randi didnít golf at the outing he was there to
greet his friends and family with his infectious smile.
Not too long after the golf outing, on November 7th
2002, Randi passed away. This first Neumy Golf Outing
was organized to raise money for Randi and his family to
assist them during Randiís battle with cancer. After the
outing, in true Neumeyer fashion Diane requested that
the money raised, go to HospiceCare in honor of their
amazing compassionate care for Randi and his family and
friends during the final days of Randiís life. The
organizers of the event, consisting of friends and
family quickly agreed that the money raised would be
donated to HospiceCare.
On January 12th 2004 another great friend, Paul
Petersen, passed away. Paul was diagnosed with lung
cancer one month after Randi. Paul was a great friend to
Randi and many of the folks involved with The Neumy. As
a matter of fact Paul organized the first Neumy. It was
only fitting to honor and celebrate Paulís life along
with Randiís during future benefits.
The Neumy Golf Outing stayed at Stoughton Country Club
until 2005 when two days before the event, a tornado
ripped through the Stoughton area, destroying the
country clubs clubhouse and tearing up the course.
Through some quick thinking and miraculous
communications the outing was quickly moved to Coachmans
Golf Resort in Edgerton, WI. Even with the sudden change
of venues the turnout was amazing and the event went off
without any major hitches. In 2005, Olympic Gold
Medalist Casey FitzRandoph joined the Neumy Benefit as
our embassador and has been with the Neumy ever since.
Casey along with his dad, Jeff and fellow Olympian Marc
Pelchat have been coming to The Neumy Outing since 2005
and are considered a major reason for The Neumyís
The following year, in 2006, The Neumy Outing was on the
move again. In search of a course that would allow for a
shotgun start to handle our growing number of golfers,
The Neumy settled in at Lake Windsor Golf Club in Lake
Winsor, WI. The staff at Lake Windsor Golf Club has been
a wonderful match for The Neumy Outing and the outing
has been there ever since. The staff, course, food and
service have been as wonderful as they could possibly
In 2007 The Neumy Outing officially became ďThe Neumy
BenefitĒ and also became a non-profit organization under
the 501 (c) 3 code. In 2009 The Neumy Benefit learned
that it is the 3rd largest fund raising event for
HospiceCare behind two other events that unlike The
Neumy have major company sponsors. The Neumy Benefit is
also the 2nd longest running event benefiting
HospiceCare. While The Neumy wasnít organized to achieve
these milestones, itís nice to know how much of an
effect the friends and family of Randi and Paul have
been able to have on HospiceCare.