The Ben & Adith Miller Classic was held Monday, August 13, 2018 at Cedar Valley Golf Course. The annual golf outing, now in its 28th year, is a fundraiser for the Ben & Adith Patient Care Fund, a special fund through the Winona Health Foundation that provides financial assistance to help individuals in need pay for medical care.

“So many people, including many who never anticipated having a serious health issue or needing financial assistance, have been profoundly grateful for this fund,” said Betsy Midthun, vice president of Community Engagement at Winona Health. “The Ben and Adith Miller Patient Care Fund is a prime example of generosity in our community.”

In addition to the 18-hole Main Event, the full day of activities included a free public golf exhibition, and the Green Monster Challenge, a 9-hole scramble during the afternoon.


Chuck “The Hit Man” performing his pole trick.

Chuck “The Hit Man” Hiter®
Chuck “The Hit Man” Hiter® is the world’s premiere golf entertainer. Top PGA tour pros, other professional athletes, as well as a multitude of A-list celebrities, proclaim he is “the best golf entertainer in the world!”

  • Range — Driver: 386 yards, 7 Iron: 220 yards
  • Best Round of Golf: 63 — not just once, but on numerous occasions!

As a golf entertainer with over 20 years of experience, The Hit Man is a seasoned professional and has performed over 2,000 exhibitions from private parties of 6 to tour events of 20,000. He has been featured in nearly every golf publication and television sports show imaginable as well as national and local newspapers and radio stations across the nation. Chuck is the only golf entertainer to ever appear on ESPN’s Top Ten Plays of the Day, not just once, but three times on the same day!

The Hit Man also set the Guinness World Record for distance and accuracy while hitting a golf ball out of mid-air, a shot that he originated nearly 20 years ago that led to the ever popular Nike TV commercial featuring Tiger Woods. As a mini tour professional, he has three wins to his credit. He also is a long drive champion, winning at the Charles Barkley Celebrity Invitational. Chuck also participates in performing for our men and women in uniform around the world through the Armed Forces Entertainment organization.

Learn more about Chuck “The Hit Man” Hiter®.


The Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund was established in 1986 by Benjamin A. Miller, a former Winona-area businessman and philanthropist, in honor of his wife, Adith, to help local individuals and families in need pay for medical care at Winona Health. The annual Golf Classic began in 1990 as a fundraiser to help ensure ongoing funding for this unique community resource.

For more information about the Ben & Adith Miller Classic or the Patient Care Fund, contact the Winona Health Foundation at 507.457.4394 or email Emily Hoff at [email protected].

2018 Ben & Adith Miller Classic Teams

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