La Crosse native is contestant on Holey Moley, an ABC summer game show

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) — A La Crosse man will make his debut on a popular TV summer game show Thursday night.

The premise for the ABC show Holey Moley is for contestants to compete on a ramped up miniature golf course that takes them through many obstacles and twists and turns.  

Three years ago Zak Chaouki  used his high school graduation money to host a fundraiser for a friend who was diagnosed with cancer. He raised $7,000. That feeling of helping others sent him out to Los Angeles to start a company that raises money for charities.

Zak didn’t stop there. He eventually decided to try acting and answered a casting call for an American ninja warrior mixed with extreme mini golf game show called Holey Moley.

The show features players navigating their way through a wild and crazy mini golf course.

Zak says he’s learned more than he ever imagined by being involved in the show.  “I think the main takeaway from that was I was impressed with my composure under pressure. I mean you’ve 700 people surrounding you with cameras at every angle and major celebrities on commentary. The fact that I could keep my composure and still play, I think that made me a better player,” said Chaouki.

Holey Moley airs Thursday night on ABC but due to the Packer Game on WXOW 19 we will air the show on a delayed basis.

Zak’s episode will air at 12:06 Friday morning.

Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong

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