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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

UPDATE: DJ's Court Tourney

Here is a press release from DJ Slater about this past weekend's basketball tournament played in honor of former Franklin High School star, the late Christine Rathke:

DJ’s Court Tourney 2010 Raises $1,900 for

Christine Rathke Memorial Scholarship Fund


            DJ’s Court Tourney, an annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament that honors former Franklin High School basketball star Christine Rathke, raised $1,900 through its 2010 tournament, the most ever raised from a DJ’s Court tournament.

The new monetary benchmark can be attributed to this year’s 18-team turnout, as well as greater generosity from the Franklin community. DJ’s Court Tourney 2010 was held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 31 at Franklin High School.


          “The 2010 tournament truly was remarkable when you consider today’s economy and the fact that most of our advertising is done word-of-mouth,” Tournament founder DJ Slater said. “I’m glad we can present Mrs. Rathke with our largest donation to date for the scholarship fund.”

           DJ’s Court Tourney 2010 currently holds the record for largest turnout and largest donation among the nine other tournaments before it. The previous donation record was set in 2007 at $1,350. The largest turnout was 16 teams.


          The tournament began in the summer of 2000 in a Franklin driveway. It has since grown into a charity basketball tournament to honor Christine Rathke, who was killed in a car crash on Feb. 16, 2003. All proceeds from the tournament go toward the scholarship fund; Slater and his family handle the tournament expenses, such as T-shirts, food and trophies.

Since 2003, when the tournament started raising money for the scholarship fund, DJ’s Court Tourney has collectively raised approximately $9,232. Money for the fund comes from team fees - $60 per team – and donations.


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