Charity Golf Outings score high marks for good causes

Golf Outings can be updated/added for the 2018 & 2019 seasons

Golf Scores High for Local Charities

Local links are chock full of charity golf outings to hit the mark for many good causes!

Does your favorite golfer have a birthday coming up?  What about Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Consider giving the gift of a charity golf outing for any special occasion or the holidays! (Think ahead! Most outings are scheduled at the same time next year.)

If your organization is planning a charity golf outing that you’d like us to post below, please send the date with all the particulars to stephanie@positivelynaperville.com.

Just as past seasons helped to heighten awareness and raise funds for many worthwhile causes, this year’s charity golf outings also will carry on the tradition of outdoor fun and fundraising on the greens. Thanks to all who sent updates.

Editor’s Note regarding Updates:  We welcome info for the 2018 OR 2019 season as the outing updates become available. This listing no longer includes “place holders” from past years.

Also, please note a number of the golf outings usually held on Monday now are scheduled on other days.

Some outings listed may be for members/guests of various organizations.  All local charity golf outings are listed in the month they were held last year for planning purposes. And most welcome the public with advance registration.

Naperville Public Courses! For more information about Naperbrook and Springbrook Golf (pictured above) courses, visit www.naperbrookgolfcourse.org and www.springbrookgolfcourse.org or call Naperbrook at (630) 378-4215 and Springbrook at (630) 848-5060. Check out special family rates, golf-outing rates and much more.

A few distinguishing facts about local golf clubs

The Glen Ekey Swing… (Photo by Jo)

Did you know? You’ll find the Glen Ekey Driving Range at Naperbrook Golf Course. Not only did Ekey serve from 1981 to 1996 as executive director for the Naperville Park District, he also was co-chairman with Ed Channel of the Naperville Riverwalk 2000 Campaign to raise funds for the extension of the winding path from the Washington Street Bridge to Hillside Road.

Did you know? Golf legend Arnold Palmer played a ceremonial first round on August 7, 1989, at White Eagle Golf Club with then-head pro Kent Sirois and several local dignitaries and friends of developer Harold Moser. Originally designed by Arnold Palmer Design Group, White Eagle Golf Club is located on approximately 163 acres.

Did you know? Naperville Country Club was founded in 1921. During its 90-plus year history, golf greats Lee Trevino, Jim Colbert, Fuzzy Zeller, Big Cat Williams and Padraig Harrington have played the 18-hole course.

Did you know? Founded in 1963, Cress Creek Country Club was owned and operated by the corporation that developed the Cress Creek Country Club Estates subdivision.

Did you know? Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Dr. in Woodridge, is a 4-star rated course by Golf Digest and is recognized as one of the top 5 public courses in the Chicagoland area. The Dick Nugent designed, finely-manicured course boasts a bucolic setting featuring 100-year-old oaks and picturesque lily pad ponds.


May 2018

Scratch! NAPERVILLE YMCAs 2017 GOLF OUTING AT CRESS CREEK COUNTRY CLUB / Mon., May 14, 2018 / To benefit programs at Fry Family YMCA, 2120 95th St.; Kroehler Family YMCA, 34 S. Washington St.; Safe ‘N Sound, 31W290 Schoger Dr. / SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 11:30AM Registration with Driving Range Open and Lunch; 1PM Shotgun Start; 5:30PM Cocktails (open bar); 6:30PM Dinner and Awards. COST: $200 per golfer /$800 per foursome.  / Register online at https://donate.ymcachicago.org/naperville

Scratch! 29TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S RESIDENCE BENEFIT GOLF OUTING AT STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB / Mon., May 21, 2018 / It’s time for all golfers to get out your clubs and join the Carmelite Sisters for a day of fun at the 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Residence Benefit Golf Outing.  It’s a fun day that begins with lunch, a putting contest and 18 holes of golf with hole-in-one contests and chances to win $25,000 Cash, a 2017 GMC Acadia Denali or a 3 year lease on a 2017 Ford Explorer. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll enjoy a 19th Hole Cocktail Hour and a delicious sit-down dinner with auctioneer Greg Dellinger. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the live and silent auctions and raffle. Schedule:

  • Registration: 10AM
  • Putting Contest: 11:45AM
  • Lunch: 10 – 11:45AM
  • Shot Gun Start: Noon
  • Cocktail Hour, Sit Down Dinner and Auction: 5:30PM

If you are not able to golf,  join in at cocktail hour and dinner. If you would like to golf, attend dinner, be an event sponsor or donate an item to our live and silent auctions or raffle, please contact Melissa Hageman, Marketing and Development Assistant at (630) 416-6565, ext. 1511 or mhageman@stpatricksresidence.orgRemember what the fun-loving Sisters say, “Golf… It’s habit forming!”

Scratch! CASA OF DUPAGE CHAMPIONS OF HOPE GOLF OUTING AT ARROWHEAD GOLF COURSE IN WHEATON! / Mon., May 21, 2018 / $175 per golfer / $700 per foursome / 11:30am Lunch with 1PM Shotgun Start.  5:30PM Reception & Dinner. Get ready to play the beautiful course, compete in contests and enjoy a delicious dinner all while being a “Powerful Friend to Powerless Children.”  To purchase tickets (Starts at $175 per golfer) or partnerships, http://dupagecasa.org/events/click here. For more information, contact Beth Stremel or 630-221-0889, ext. 304.

(Placeholders from 2018 golf outings for will be saved for 2019. Scratch!=Swinging event over for 2018)


June 2018

Scratch! QUIGLEY’S IRISH PUB ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF OUTING / Typically the first Friday in June / At Fox Bend Golf Course on Route 34 in Oswego / All proceeds benefit Families Helping Families. / Note: Quigley’s is taking the year off from its annual golf outing. For more info about other events and live music, visit: www.quigleysirishpub.com.

Scratch! BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY 24TH ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S INVITATIONAL GOLF OUTING / Tues., June 5, 2018 / At Cantigny (Note new month and vew location!) / Register at 10AM. Single shotgun start at 11:15AM. Cocktails, dinner and program at 5:30PM. All proceeds benefit scholarships at Benedictine University. / For information, contact Deb Smith at (630) 829-6080 or e-mail dsmith@ben.edu. INFO: http://www.ben.edu.

Scratch! THE NPFFC CHARI-TEE TIME GOLF OUTING / Mon., June 11, 2018 / Shotgun start at Seven Bridges Golf Course in Woodridge / The Golf Outing is presented by Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause and proceeds will benefit Naperville Responds for Our Veterans. Registration begins at 9AM with a shotgun start at 10AM. The post-round meal and cocktail party begins at 3PM with a silent auction and raffle. $125/golfer, $500/foursome, $50/dinner only. Register at npffc.org. Contact the Event Coordinator Jeremiah Adeszko with questions at jadeszko@iaff4302.org or napergolf@iaff4302.org.

Scratch! WDSRA / CHARLIE LONG WDSRA GOLF CLASSIC / Mon., June 11, 2018 / Arrowhead Golf Course, Wheaton / WDSRA Golf Classic provides a blend of golf, refreshments, and contests with proceeds from the day going to support Western DuPage Special Recreation Association / Online registration is available at www.wdsra.com / 10:30PM registration, Noon shotgun start /  INFO: www.WDSRA.com.

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Scratch! 4TH ANNUAL ROAST OUT SARCOMA GOLF TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH M. SWEENEY / Mon., June 18, 2018 / The outing will be held at Mistwood Golf Club (1700 W Renwick Rd, Romeoville, IL), and it will begin with at 11:15AM with lunch and a pig roast dinner and raffle/auction following the day’s events. The event is sold out for golfers. Tickets are available for the dinner and auction only for $50 beginning at 4:30PM. All proceeds will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America in Joe Sweeney’s name. Register at www.events.org/JMSgolf. Sponsorships are still available.

Scratch! NAPERVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF OUTING / 10:45AM-9PM / Mon., June 25, 2018 – 10:45AM registration with 12PM Shotgun Start / INFO: (630) 355-4141. Springbrook Golf Course / 18-Holes /   REGISTER HERE!  EARLY BIRD extended until June 1, 2018! Members of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce invite members/guests for a day of golf.  STILL AVAILABLE: Evening dinner (Cuisine on the Green), fun, prizes, and a celebration to “Stay the Course.” INFO: www.naperville.net. Register online or by contacting Kara Carpenter at 630.544.3360.   Ask about Early Bird registration discount.  ALSO! Chamber of Commerce Member volunteers are an integral part of providing a great day out on the course.

July 2018

Springbrook Golf Course off 83rd St.

Scratch! NAPERVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING: TEE OFF FOR 203 / Mon., July 9, 2018 / Springbrook Golf Course / The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) will host its annual golf outing, Tee Off for 203 (https://nef203.org/event/nef-golf-outing/)Enjoy an afternoon of golf while supporting NEF programs that benefit students in Naperville School District 203. NEF supports district-wide programs including study Skills Academy, Kid Booster Anonymous Fund, grants for specific, innovative and creative teacher/student projects, Business INCubator and Start the Day breakfast program.

The day will begin with registration and lunch at 12:30PM, followed by a shotgun start at 2PM, then dinner, awards and raffle at 7PM. Each golf registration includes greens fees and cart, “all in” games for each golfer, welcome small bites and drink, on-course “Golf a la Cart” snacks and beverages, and dinner. Register for the event or see sponsorship information at https://nef203.org/event/nef-golf-outing/ or contact Wendy or Amy at (630) 420-3086 at the NEF office. (Can’t attend this year? Click here to bid online for great prizes by 7PM July 9.)

Scratch! 9TH ANNUAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NAPERVILLE CHARITY GOLF OUTING / Mon., July 16, 2018 / Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, Yorkville IL / Play for a chance to make a difference in a child’s life by supporting the Naperville Area Boys and Girls Club/ Scramble Format/ $175 per golfer and $700 per foursome/$50 Dinner Only Tickets /Registration: 10:30AM/ Boxed Lunch: 11AM/Shotgun Start: 12PM/Golf Contests/Silent Auction Begins: 4:30PM/Dinner: 5:30PM /Golf Awards and Recognition/Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities available/ For more info, contact bgcnagolf@bgcna.org / INFO: bgcna.org.

Scratch! 25th ANNUAL EDWARD FOUNDATION ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT / Mon., July 16, 2018 / Cog Hill / Afternoon foursomes with registration one hour before start times 11AM for 1PM /  Featuring the”Helicopter Ball Drop” Game, a free shot at a 2018 Car with a hole-in-one, and a chance to participate in the MILLION DOLLAR SHOOTOUT as well as the return of the popular Chuck the Chicken game on each course. Cocktail party, awards, dinner, silent and live auction / INFO or foursome reservation/online registration can be found at www.golfinvite.com/edward.

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Scratch! RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE GOLF CLASSIC / Wed., July 18, 2018 / Cog Hill Golf & Country Club 12294 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439 / Registration opens at 8AM. Arrive early to pick up your exclusive Titleist golfer gift, enjoy a continental breakfast, browse the silent auction, and warm up on the driving range. Tee Times 9:45AM Dubsdread & Ravines Course 2 & 4 Opening Ceremony at 10AM – Dubsdread Shotgun Start, 10:30AM – Ravines Shotgun Start — 10:45AM / Course 1 & 3 Opening Ceremony at 11AM – Course 1 & 3 Shotgun Start / Lunch will be served along the courses / 3:30PM Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction /5PM Silent Auction Closes, Tournament Prizes Awarded, Closing Remarks. Register here!

Scratch! ANNUAL PUTTS FOR PETS GOLF OUTING AT BOLINGBROOK GOLF CLUB / Tues., July 24, 2018 /  11AM / Shot Gun Start at 12:30PM / Held at Bolingbrook Country Club. Golf Registration is $250 per person and includes lunch, golf with cart, full complimentary beverage service throughout the event, and dinner. Silent and live auctions will take place, along with a 50/50 raffle and other fun activities! Those unable to golf who would like to participate in the dinner and auctions are welcome at a rate of only $60 per person. Registration and lunch begin at 11AM; shotgun start is at 12:30PM, and cocktails kick off the dinner and awards portion of the day at 6PM. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this fundraising event to support the critical programs and services provided by the Naperville Area Humane Society. Hosted by Naperville Area Humane Society to benefit the NAHS. INFO: www.napervillehumanesociety.org/events.cfm or call (630) 420‐8989.


Yet to Play for 2018 Season!

August 2018

Tony Gonzalez and Jamie Nieto

13th ANNUAL BURN AWARENESS GOlf OUTING / Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL. / Registration/Buffet lunch 11:30AM / Shotgun Start 1:00PM/ 6:00PM Dinner buffet, awards, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. $175 per golfer/$700 per foursome/$60 dinner only. Registration, sponsorships available today at loyolamedicine.org/burnawarenessgolf or contact Tony Gonzalez at (630) 632-3424 or Lisa Gonzalez at (630) 532-1555 to donate silent auction items.

This outing (previously held at Tamarack) is led by Tony Gonzalez and Jamie Nieto, both burn survivors and volunteers in the burn center. Tony and Jamie both experienced extensive burn injuries and met when Jamie was being treated in Loyola’s burn intensive care unit and Tony was volunteering. United by their love for golf, these two friends now raise funds to enhance the care provided by the dedicated team of physicians, nurses and other staff in Loyola’s burn center.  


September 2018

TURNING POINTE GOLF OUTING / Mon., Sept 10, 2018 / The 2018 Golf Outing tees off at Edgewood Valley Country Club in LaGrange on September 10. To learn more, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact contact Barb Brauer at bbrauer@turningpointeaf.org or (630) 615-6033.  More details coming soon.

MAYOR’S CHARITY FALL INTO GIVING (REPLACES PAST MAYOR GOLF EVENTS) / 5:30PM Thurs., Sept. 13, 2018 / Noah’s Events / $150 per person / Please make checks payable to Rosanova & Whitaker, C/O Kristen 30 W. Jefferson, Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60540 / For more info, call (630) 369-9070. Website with complete details coming soon. This year’s charities are 360 Youth Services, DuPage Children’s Museum, Edward Foundation Kids Care, Hesed House, KidsMatter, SamaraCare, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation and YMCA of Naperville.  Meanwhile, click here to link to a recap of last year’s charity fundraiser during the check presentation at Hugo’s and the announcement that Bianca Morin is the Chairman of the 2018 Mayor’s Charity Event.

SHARING CONNECTIONS GOLF OUTING / Mon., Sept. 17, 2018 / Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517. 11AM – Registration and Lunch. Noon – Shotgun start. / 5:30PM – 19th Hole Party & Dinner. Click here to register: $250 per golfer / $1,000 foursome.

BILL JACOBS BMW CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT NAPERVILLE RESPONDS FOR VETERANS / Wed., Sept. 19, 2018 / Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Dr. in Woodridge / Golfers are invited to register at www.golfinvite.com/billjacobs. The scramble-format outing has a shotgun start scheduled for 1PM, and the cost is $100 per golfer – which includes golf and cart, boxed lunch, three drink tickets, dinner buffet, 2-hour open bar, prizes and more. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Proceeds from the Charity Golf Classic will benefit Naperville Responds For Veterans. For more info, call (630) 657-5700. Registration and sponsorships are available at www.golfinvite.com/billjacobs.

CANCER KISS MY COOLEY™ (CKMC) 3RD ANNUAL KISS OF HOPE OPEN / Fri., Sept. 29, 2018 / Held at Randall Oaks Golf Course, Registration 10:30-11:45AM. Shotgun Start 12PM. Dinner and Awards 6PM. CKMC was created in memory of a very special boy, Carter Kettner. To honor his memory, the golf outing not only provides financial assistance to local families dealing with pediatric brain cancer, but gives Kisses of HOPE to those children.  To see how many families have been helped to date, visit www.ckmc.org and take a look at our Wall of HOPE. For Sponsorship Information or to register as a golfer visit http://www.ckmc.org.


October 2018

LITTLE FRIENDS ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC / Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 / Seven Bridges Golf Club / INFO is available about the upscale Little Friends Golf Outing at www.littlefriendsinc.org.  Event includes nine holes of golf with cart, shotgun start at 3:15PM, cocktails and appetizers on the course, dinner in the Clubhouse, welcome gift, auction, raffles, prizes, networking opportunities and more. Registration begins in June.  Golf outing Contact: Renee Miklosik, Manager of Special Events and Volunteers at (630) 355-6533 or  rmiklosik@lilfriends.com. For more about Little Friends and upcoming special events, visit their website.


Hey, Golfers!

Fore! Plan ahead! Save the dates! Live on greens. Have fun in the sun.

If your group is planning a 2018 or 2019 Charity Golf Outing, link it at www.positivelynaperville.com.

The folks at Minuteman Press / Blooming Color can help you with everything you need—hole signs, souvenir pencils, score pads, novelties, golf shirts, signature hats, personalized golf balls—  to plan the perfect golf outing.

Just give MMP / Blooming Color a call at (630) 369-1360 any weekday.

Remember also that many Naperville restaurants offer catering and/or box lunches. Thanks for thinking locally as much as possible when planning golf outings (or any special event, for that matter). That way playing on the greens keeps the green growing for the local economy.

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