Above / John Rosenberger of SEI Investments, Philadelphia, PA; and Brett Skeen, Naperville, Executive Director, Edward Foundation, empty buckets as part of the Helicopter Ball Drop to see which entrant landed closest to the flag.

(Naperville, IL – July 24, 2018) – The Edward Foundation raised $440,000 at its 25th annual Charity Golf Tournament on July 16 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. The Foundation, the charitable fundraising organization of Edward Hospital, was established in 1990 and has raised more than $49.9 million in its mission to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives.

Mary Lou Mastro, Palos Park, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health, addresses golfers prior to the Edward Foundation’s Charity Golf Tournament. Looking on are, (from left) Renee Peters, Naperville, Edward Foundation (EF); Brett Skeen, Naperville, Executive Director, EF and Eileen Belokin, West Chicago, EF.

More than 300 golfers donated funds through sponsorships, donations, raffles, games and the purchase of tournament contest bracelets.

Celebrity guests included Tom Waddle, former Chicago Bear and co-host of Waddle and Silvy on ESPN 1000 Chicago, and Dionne Miller, weekend sports anchor and reporter, ABC7 Eyewitness News.

The winning team on Cog Hill’s Dubsdread course included Bill Hayes, Tyler Weber, Chris Maul and Johnny Zitko. The winning team on Cog Hill’s Course #1 and #3 included Mark Cronin, Jack Kenney, John Momper, Jr. and John Momper, Sr.

With Dave Pavlik, Naperville, looking on, the team of Dr. Daryl Wilson, Naperville, Edward Hospital (EH); Doug Skotnicki, Lisle, EH and Naperville Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis, take part in the “Chuck the Chicken” contest.

The event featured a Helicopter Ball Drop in which entrants paid for a chance to have a numbered golf ball dropped from a helicopter and land closest to the flag. The winner was Doug Johnson of Elmhurst.

Save the date! 28th Annual Gala / Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

The Foundation’s next major event and fundraiser, its 28th annual gala, The Big Gig: Swing, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at The Westin Hotel in Lombard.

For more information and to register, visit www.eehealth.org/EdwardBigGig. To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org.  

Story and photos submitted by Keith Hartenberger, Public Information Officer, Edward-Elmhurst Health, for Edward Foundation.

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