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Sammy and Kurt of the BoDeans to Headline 'The Evening Round' Events at the U.S. Bank Championship

MILWAUKEE, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Spa services, wine and beer tasting, an art auction and Sammy and Kurt of the BoDeans are scheduled to hit the back nine at the U.S. Bank Championship's The Evening Round. These Milwaukee events and live entertainment will offer fun for the entire family and take place Saturday, July 19 following tournament play at 4 p.m. in the corporate village, alongside the 18th hole at Brown Deer Park Golf Course.

Sam Llanas and Kurt Neumann of the BoDeans, a local, homegrown favorite and popular rock 'n' roll band, will headline the festivities with a live acoustic set. The U.S. Bank Championship's special entertainment and activities at The Evening Round are free with paid admission to the tournament. Tickets for Saturday's tournament play and event featuring Sammy and Kurt of the BoDeans are available at http://www.usbankchampionship.com.

Spa services, including chair massages, light therapy on the hands, and education on acupuncture will be provided by two local relaxation venues -- White Sage Spa and Lakeside School of Massage. Wine tasting will be presented by Sendik's Market of Milwaukee, and beer tasting will feature Leinenkugel products and Miller Brands Distributing imports. Weather permitting, Sammy and Kurt of the BoDeans' live set, spa services and wine and beer tasting will begin at 4 p.m., or directly following tournament play.

"This is a great opportunity for golf fans, and non-golf fans alike, to experience the region's only permanent PGA TOUR event," says Dan Croak, Tournament Director. "The Evening Round is a fresh and first-of-its-kind approach for people to experience PGA TOUR golf in Milwaukee, live entertainment, food and fun for the entire community to enjoy."

In addition, paintings will be rendered by three Wisconsin-based artists, to be raffled for charity during The Evening Round. Art will be created on-course near the corporate village on Saturday, July 19. Scheduled paintings will include: a depiction of Tiger Woods at his first PGA TOUR event at Brown Deer Park Golf Course in 1996, a scene of crowds at the 18th hole, and a floral view from the more than 50,000 annuals planted for the U.S. Bank Championship.

All proceeds from the U.S. Bank Championship will be donated to local charitable causes throughout Wisconsin. In 2007, the U.S. Bank Championship presented over $525,000 to a wide variety of organizations, including youth development associations and sporting programs, hospitals and food banks.

"The U.S. Bank Championship is more than just a golf event," says Bill Bertha, President of U.S. Bank of Wisconsin. "It's also a charitable event that contributes to the Milwaukee community."

The 41st annual U.S. Bank Championship will be Monday, July 14 - Sunday, July 20 at Brown Deer Park Golf Course. Information, schedule of events and tickets for the U.S. Bank Championship are available by calling 414-431-GOLF (4653) or visiting http://www.usbankchampionship.com.

The U.S. Bank Championship -- 'This You Gotta See'

The U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee is a one-of-a-kind event, and the region's only permanent PGA TOUR stop. The U.S. Bank Championship offers businesses the unique opportunity to host customers and employees with customizable, affordable corporate sponsorships, helping businesses of all sizes achieve multiple goals at a single event. Golf fans and non-golf fans alike can enjoy the excitement at a PGA TOUR event. With the help of its volunteers, the not-for-profit U.S. Bank Championship has contributed millions of dollars to Wisconsin charities since 1994.

About U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $242 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 2,522 banking offices and 4,844 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, and trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at http://www.usbank.com.

SOURCE U.S. Bank Championship

CONTACT: Jamie Szwiec, +1-414-319-5700, ext. 259, jamieszwiec@zizzogroup.com, for U.S. Bank Championship

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