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Fore! Naperville Professional Firefighters charity golf outing sports success


Event Co-Chair Evan Shor, representing Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause, and Actor David Eigenberg are pictured at the start of the Chari-Tee Time Golf Outing at Seven Bridges Golf Club on Mon., May 20, 2024. (Photo courtesy KidsMatter)

KidsMatter extends gratitude to the Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause for their generous donation from their annual Chari-Tee Time golf outing at Seven Bridges Golf Course, which was held on May 20, 2024.

Actor David Eigenberg supported the event, greeting golfers at the shotgun start and on the 15th tee. 

Eigenberg is well known for his role in the NBC series, “Chicago Fire,” as firefighter Christopher Herrmann. He also is a former Naperville resident and a 1982 Naperville Central High School graduate. After high school, Eigenberg enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve where he served for three years (1982–1986).

“We are grateful for the support of the Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause,” said KidsMatter’s executive director, Nina Menis. “The proceeds will support our programs that help young people manage stress and build positive values, healthy relationships, and self-esteem.”

For more information about KidsMatter, visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.

Editor’s Note / After Sept. 11, 2001, PN also recalls when actor David Eigenberg introduced then-Mayor George Pradel and other members of the community to firefighter Al Nocella, one of the Red Hook Raiders featured in Daily Herald stories that year. That Naperville visit led to many local residents’ supporting unmet needs at the firehouse stationed just across the Brooklyn Bridge from the World Trade Center. The Red Hook Engine 202 and Ladder 101 companies were among the first to answer the emergency call on Sept. 11. All seven men of Ladder 101 lost their lives on that horrific day.

Al Nocella and David Eigenberg visited the Naperville Municipal Center in 2001 a couple weeks after the United Way Auction that featured giraffe fiberglass sculptures up for bid. That year, painted giraffe sculptures had stood tall throughout downtown Naperville to bring United Way fundraising to new heights. To raise awareness for Oktoberfest, after the auction, the Rotary Club of Naperville placed “Gesundheit” in the lobby of the City of Naperville. (PN Photo 2001)

Nearly 23 years later, Memorial Day on Mon., May 27, is another time to remember. —PN


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