The annual Krueger Classic returns Saturday, July 22nd at O'Brien's Pub at 4928 W. Vliet, Milwaukee.
The namesake fundraiser of Andrew Krueger, a cancer survivor who is now paying it forward to benefit MPD Lt. Sebastian Raclaw who has been battling a rare form of stomach cancer for years.
"In 2015 I was stricken with blood cancer." Andrew recalled on the CBS 58 News at 4. "A couple heart attacks and stroke. My friends and family got together to put a great benefit. It really helped us through a tough time. We felt the only way we could pay back the community was to make it an annual event."
Teams will compete at Wick Park across the street starting at 11 a.m.
A portion of the street near O'Brien's will be blocked off for a tent and pig roast.
There will be children's activities and a dunk tank.
Businesses have donated an array of raffle and silent auction items.
Proceeds from food and drink sales will also go to Raclaw's family.
"Since 2012 he was diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer," explained his wife Angie. "Events like this help us raise money to raise awareness through The Sebastian Raclaw fund at the Medical College of Wisconsin."
Raclaw has defied the odds and his family knows it.
"We have been blessed each day with more and more opportunities to be together. and develop great friendships with the Kruegers." "We're very humbled and grateful and thankful. We're excited to be part of this event."