Breakthrough T1D Tee Up at Topgolf 2020 Recap


The 21st Annual Breakthrough T1D Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Chapter Tee Up event was a success raising more than $75,000 for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research! Nearly 200 golfers came out for the sold out event at Topgolf Chesterfield to enjoy an afternoon of competitive and free-play with Topgolf’s state-of-the-art golf games.

It was an inspiring day to see so many people come together in support all people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). We are incredibly grateful to all the passionate fundraisers, donors and volunteers that worked so diligently to raise each dollar.



Congratulations to the first place winners on Team Burke, Mike Burke, Dave Cox, Bob Schroeder, Bob Graves and Shawn Wallington, and second place winners on Team Jackson, Brent Jackson, Todd Staley, Aaron Retherford, Michael Wagner and Patrick Bader! We would also like to congratulate the Closest to the Pin contest winner, Matt Jaudes, as well as our raffle and silent auction winners!



Special thanks to our Topgolf Chairs, Jim & Amy Terschluse! Jim & Amy have been committed to helping create a world without T1D since their son, Jack, was diagnosed at 11 years old. They fearlessly lead the charge on fundraising, recruitment and strategy. This year’s event was a success thanks to their passion and vision!


We are grateful for the support of the Breakthrough T1D Tee Up Sponsors, Underwriters and Silent Auction Donors who gave generously to help to improve the lives of people living with T1D.

  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Helmkamp Construction
  • Benkelman, Boyer & Fiordelissi Families
  • Cregger Family Dentisty
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • TopFlight Travel
  • Huntleigh Securities
  • Grey Eagle Distributors
  • Bank of America
  • Bonfield & Rosenstengel
  • Czaicki Family – Walt & Kathleen, Sarah & Allison
  • Greater Missouri Imaging
  • Honkamp Krueger CPA
  • Lewis Rice
  • Lockton Companies
  • Lombardo Family
  • McDowell & Associates
  • People’s National Bank
  • Weiss Insurance
  • AJ Freeman, Duckhorn Wines
  • Bob & Lori Putnam
  • Dr. James Wachter
  • Gregory Boyer
  • Marvin Herrod, Forest Hills Country Club Head Golf Pro
  • Mike & Claire Leopold
  • Mike Flavin
  • Rocco & Ann Firodelisi
  • Steve & Leatta Phillips

Breakthrough T1D Tee Up at Topgolf is over, but your opportunity to support a world without T1D continues. If you made a donation to Breakthrough T1D Tee Up, your company may match it and double or triple the funds sent to T1D research! Ask your HR department or visit to see if your company offers a matching gift program.



Thank you for your support. Together, we will create a world without T1D.


For more information or questions about the Breakthrough T1D Tee Up, contact Tori Freeman, Sr. Development Manager, Signature Events, at or 314-748-7059.