TDS Open Raises $65K to Help Children with Dyslexia

TDS Telecom (TDS®) associates were joined by dozens of vendors to raise $65,000 for Children’s Dyslexia Center-Madison through the company’s annual golf outing Saturday, July 17.

The TDS Open has been held for more than 30 years, and it transitioned to a charity event in 2011. In the last 10 years, the event has raised over $480,000 for local charities. Excluding the 2020 outing, which was held virtually, this year’s TDS Open resulted in the largest charitable donation in the event’s history.

“An important part of TDS’ mission is investing in the communities we serve. The TDS Open is just one way we give back, and I’m incredibly grateful for the support for this year’s event,” TDS Telecom CEO Jim Butman said. “I am so proud of our associates and vendors for stepping up and supporting such a tremendous organization.”

This year’s event benefitted Children’s Dyslexia Center-Madison, which provides free 1:1 tutoring for students diagnosed with dyslexia. Its mission is to help students learn reading and written language in a way that makes sense for that student.

A total of 120 people participated in this year’s golf outing, which was held at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, Wis. About 90 of those players were TDS associates.

The outing also attracted the support of 38 sponsors. Top sponsors included Calix, KGPCo, and Nokia, as well as Accedian, Artis Reit, Commscope, Millennium Tech Partners, NetScout, Precision Optical, Quanta, and TiVo. Money was also raised through raffle tickets, mulligan sales, and hole contests.


Media Contact: Mark Schaaf, Associate Manager-Communications | TDS | 414-242-7438 |

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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