STEVENS POINT, WIS. — Golfers in the upcoming Joe Pavelski Charity Golf Tournament will play the Stevens Point Country Club’s fairways and greens thanks in part to the Stevens Point Brewery, presenting sponsor of the 2014 event.
Established by San Jose Sharks hockey star and Plover, Wis., native Joe Pavelski, the sixth annual golf outing will tee off at noon on Friday, June 27. Pavelski has returned to the Stevens Point area each summer since 2009 to host the tourney, which raises money for the Stevens Point Area Youth Hockey Association.
“We are proud to support Joe, a fan of our handcrafted beers for years, and our local community by sponsoring this popular annual event,” said Joe Martino, Stevens Point Brewery Operating Partner. “Like Joe, we understand how important it is to give back to the community that supports us”
Registration for the Joe Pavelski Charity Golf Tournament can be found online at: www.pavelskigolf.com.
Stevens Point’s Hometown Stars
Pavelski and the Point Brewery’s award-winning handcrafted beers are well-recognized icons of the Stevens Point area.
Pavelski, who grew up in Plover, is the very model of both NHL superstar and local sports legend. A star player in the Stevens Point Area Youth Hockey Association, he was a member of the Stevens Point Area Senior High team that won the 2002 Wisconsin state boys hockey championship. He went on to skate for the University of Wisconsin Badgers, including the 2006 NCAA championship team.
Selected in the 2003 draft by the San Jose Sharks, he began his NHL career with the team in 2006 by scoring a goal his first game, a rare feat. In the Sharks’ recently completed 2013-2014 season, Pavelski led the team with 41 goals, making him just the fourth player in Sharks history to score 40 or more goals in a season. He also led the team in total points with 79 and was named the San Jose Sharks Player of the Year. In 2010 Pavelski skated for Team USA, Silver Medal winners at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Earlier this year, after he was again selected for the Team USA squad at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, the City of Plover proclaimed February 7, 2014, as “Joe Pavelski Day” in his honor.
The Stevens Point Brewery, founded in 1857, is one of America’s oldest operating breweries. Point’s handcrafted specialty beers consistently win medals and awards — including 20 during 2013 alone — in prestigious beer judging competitions such as the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, World Beer Championships and U.S. Open Beer Championships.
Point Brewery’s Community Involvement
Although it now sells its beers in 24 states, Point’s fan base begins right outside the doors of the brewery on Water Street, according to Martino.
“Because a solid home base is important for the success of any business, we make it a point to be involved in the community where our brewery has grown and prospered,” Martino said. “One important way we support our hometown is through local sponsorships, which are also a great way to thank our customers, supporters and neighbors. Saying thank you never goes out of style.”
Point Brewery’s area sponsorships and community activities include:
- Major sponsorship of the Riverfront Rendezvous, the Stevens Point area’s annual Fourth of July festivities.
- Major sponsorship of the WWSP 90FM World’s Largest Trivia Contest, the University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point radio station’s famous annual trivia contest.
- Sponsorship of UWSP Athletics.
- Sponsorship of the Point Bock Run each March; proceeds are donated to local running organizations and schools.
- Hosting the annual Pointoberfest celebration to raise funds for Pints for Prostates.
- Supporting numerous local charitable organizations, including the United Way of Portage County, American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, and veterans, police and fire organizations, with donations.
The Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point Brewery uses only the highest-grade barley malts, specialty malts, grains and the choicest hops to brew their handcrafted beers.
Year-round beers include flagship Point Special Lager, a premium American lager; Point Onyx Black Ale, a robust dark ale; Point Belgian White, a Belgian-style wheat ale; Point Cascade Pale Ale, an American-style pale ale; Point Drop Dead Blonde Ale, a golden ale; Point Amber Classic, an American-style amber lager; and Point Beyond the Pale IPA, a robust, hoppy India Pale Ale. Point also brews four year-round IPAs available only in its IPA variety 12-pack: Point Spruce Tip IPA, sweetened with Colorado blue spruce tips; Point Peach Mango IPA, a lively, fruity ale; Point White IPA, a golden brew flavored with Japanese Sorachi Ace hops; and Point One Shot IPA, a series of limited-edition brews featuring different hop varieties and malts in each batch.
The brewery’s seasonal beers are Point Coast Radler, a refreshing blend of beer and natural citrus for the summer; Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat, a refreshing, award-winning unfiltered wheat ale; Point Three Kings Ale, a K├Âlsch-style ale for the spring; Point Oktoberfest, a Bavarian-style M├ñrzen beer for the fall; and Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, a dark, Belgian abbey-style ale available from November through February.
The brewery’s year-round products include the Whole Hog Limited Edition “big beers:” Six-Hop India Pale Ale, Raspberry Saison, Russian Imperial Stout, Barley Wine Ale and Scotch Ale. Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale is a fall seasonal. Point also brews four unique and flavorful James Page specialty beers available only in convenient 12-ounce cans: A Cappella Gluten-free Pale Ale, Casper White Stout, Yhaba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter and Ould Sod Irish Red Ale.
Point also produces gourmet sodas, including Point Premium Root Beer, Point Premium Diet Root Beer, Point Premium Orange Cream, Point Premium Vanilla Cream and Point Premium Black Cherry Cream Soda.