The Marklund Golf Classic costs $550 per golfer. Foursome sponsorships range from $2,200 to $3,000.
The public is invited, and all funds raised are in support of the programs and services Marklund provides for infants, children and adults with severe developmental disabilities. The monetary goal at the event is to net $150,000.
“We are thrilled to be hosting our 28th Annual Golf Classic,” said Tracy Beattie, director of the golf outing. “This event gathers more than 200 guests who network, entertain clients, have fun and raise significant dollars to support Marklund’s mission.”
For the third consecutive year, the golf outing has exceptional leadership with Chairmen George Webster, president of RAM Mechanical. Webster’s company sponsors a very popular contest at which all golfers will have the opportunity to win $5,000 in the annual RAM Mechanical Putting Competition from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The title sponsor for the 28th Annual Marklund Golf Classic is Porter Pipe & Supply Company of Addison, and a major sponsor is Hilton Chicago-Indian Lakes Resort. Partner Sponsors include, Ahead, LLC, Architectural Resources & Technologies, Inc., Bob Korvas Insurance Agency, Chuck Sheets and The Mutual Fund Store.
“The support of George Webster of RAM Mechanical Services and Jim Porter of Porter Pipe & Supply have helped us to take this event to the next level,” Beattie said. “Their devotion to Marklund is unparalleled. The money raised at this event allows Marklund the ability to provide a better quality of life for the individuals served."
“I support Marklund, because I trust the quality of care that is being given to the clients every day,” George Webster said. “This is a fine organization and I am proud to participate.”
“Since I toured Marklund several years ago, I have felt compelled to share my time and resources with such an amazing cause,” Jim Porter said. “Marklund is the best at what it does, and you can’t help but feel good about helping such a solid organization and a deeply committed staff.”
Newcomers who want to become involved in a quality charity event with meaning and results are welcome. Such involvement will go a long way toward Marklund's mission to serve its residents and keep performing ‘little miracles’ every day.”
Every year the Marklund Golf Classic attracts many Chicagoland sports celebrities, all of whom support Marklund. More than 25 celebrity invitations have gone out. Past attendees include Bob Avellini, Ronnie Bull, Jose Cardinal, Mike Ditka, Minnie Minoso, Gale Sayers, Al Weis, Bob Will and many more.
In addition to golf, the day’s festivities will include lunch, on-the-course competitions, open bar, multi-course dinner, raffle prizes and a unique live auction of outstanding items such as an unparalleled experience in Napa Valley Wine Country. This auction item features such perks as a chauffeur, wine train, and a Marriott Napa Valley 5-night stay for two and airfare.
Other live auction prizes are a six-hour sail for a party of six on Lake Michigan on a 36 ft. sailboat with a captain and crew member, Cubs/Sox skybox tickets, and vacation stays in Clearwater Beach, Mexico and Hilton Head Island.
The live auction will be conducted by David Goodman, owner of Auction Results in Chicago. He is one of a select number of professional auctioneers who devotes all his time to raising money for charities, as opposed to art, bankruptcy and real estate. He is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School which is considered to be one of the best in the country. He brings even more entertainment to the live auction with his talent for magic.
For more information, call Tracy Beattie at 630-430-5312;
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Marklund, a not-for-profit located in Geneva, IL, provides services for infants, children and adults with severe developmental disabilities.