September 30, 2021 was an awesome day for our community! We hosted two fundraisers; our 10th annual golf outing and an evening cocktail/dinner event. In addition to an amazing fun time, we raised over $85K (net) for our Scholars as well as awareness about our mission.
The 10th annual golf outing was held at the La Grange Country Club where 124 golfers played in a classic 4-person scramble format with a shot-gun start. Golfers enjoyed lunch served by Monks Burgers and More before they participated in the traditional golf cart parade to their holes. Congratulations to the team of Kevin Purcell, Emmett Purcell, Sean Purcell and Matt Ulmer for lowest team score. Congrats to Kolin McCarter for winning closest to the pin. The longest drive was won by Mike Budde. All winners received gift certificates in addition to the Legacy Guild golf umbrellas given to all golfers.
All sponsors were acknowledged at both events and had signs displayed at the various holes on the course and included in our program, posters, and video board during the evening event.
The evening event fundraiser was held at The Elm in downtown La Grange. The entire first floor was reserved and over 125 guests enjoyed drinks, a delicious buffet dinner and the music of Donny G and the Hat. We were honored for one of our Scholar parents, Cordelia Coppleson, to share her story and the positive impact that our organization has had on her family.
In addition, during the evening event two awards were given (see photos below):
- Joan Smothers (Smothers Group with Compass) was presented with the Community Champion Award for her dedication to improving the Lyons Township Community through her generous support of local charitable organizations.
- Tom Cushing was presented with the Bill Purcell Spirit of the Legacy Guild Award. Tom, a founding board member (and former president) has tirelessly volunteered on behalf of our organization and truly lives out our mission.
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