June 7, 2012
-- Beyond Sports Foundation (BSF), a needs-based program for high school student-athletes in the Chicagoland, will be hosting its first Golf Benefit on June 18, 2012 at the Royal Country Club of Long Grove. Golfers are asked to play for more than just the love of the game, but also to help support the college preparatory programs provided for 16 high school student-athletes during the 2012-2013 academic year. BSF, established by the owner of Executive Fitness Training Sports Performance Center, Elias Karras, has a vision to put athletically gifted students, who face serious personal obstacles, on the path to achieving lifelong success both on and off the playing field.
This golf benefit will welcome around 100 guests, including golfers and celebrity guests. Each guest will have an opportunity to meet and interact with not only many of the current BSF student-athletes who will be present, but also professional athletes who support BSF, such as Tommie Harris, Devin Hester, Nathan Vasher, Robert Hughes, Johnny Knox, Jason McKie, and more. Guests will be encouraged to participate in the silent auction where there will be countless memorabilia and special offers as well as an opportunity to bid on adding an NFL star to a Foursome. Golf registration continues.
Robert Hughes, one of the alumni and early students of BSF, graduated from Hubbard High School, received a football scholarship at University of Notre Dame, graduated in three and a half years with a degree in Sociology, and currently a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers preparing for the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season.
“I would not be where I am in life today if not for the resources, support and encouragement I received through the Beyond Sports Foundation,”
Golfers are still welcome to participate for a limited time for $250 per player or $75 per person for Golf dinner only, by visiting www.SupportBSF.org or by calling 847-748-8190.
“There are many other success stories BSF would like to share to not only attract more high school student-athletes, but also to appeal to prospective donors to the Foundation,”
stated, Steve King, Executive Director of BSF. “More donors are encouraged by way of monetary support or grant assistance in funding future programs.”