The Event

The annual scholarship, awarded to a Rochester, Minnesota, student of good academic standing, who demonstrates financial need and who was active in high school athletics and/or extracurricular activities, was established in 2006 by three of his friends: Ted Swanson '01, who played basketball with Cole at St. Thomas, and Michael Zirbes and Alex Seibenaler, Rochester Lourdes High School friends of Cole. The trio raises the majority of the funds through the Cole Butler Classic, an annual golf tournament held in Rochester each summer, though Gail and a few of her relatives have since become regular contributors.

Event Date

The 14th Annual Cole Butler Golf Classic will take place June 23, 2018.


Oak Summit Golf Course
2751 County Road 16 SW
Rochester, MN 55902


Register and pay to play in The 14th Annual Cole Butler Golf Classic by clicking on the button below. Registration cost is $110 per golfer.