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The Return of a Classic
10th Annual Golf Outing Benefits Mercy Home
For the first time since our January 2020 Poker Night, Mercy Home held an in-person special event with a scaled-down but sold-out Mercy Home Golf Classic at Chicago’s historic Beverly Country Club.
The popular event had been growing in the years leading up to the pandemic. Before last year’s event was canceled entirely, the outing was played on two courses, with nearby Ridge Country Club hosting the expanded field.
The 10th annual Golf Classic was enjoyed by 136 guests, including members of our Board of Regents and Ambassadors Board. Thanks to the generosity of our friends who came out to enjoy a gorgeous weekday on the greens, we raised $108,000 to support our critical programs for youth and families.
This event remains a success because of the active support of committed board members. Our new Board of Directors chairman, Bob Carmody, brought an incredible 9 foursomes out to play.
On the 10th hole, Joe Wronka and Jim Marrese dealt rounds of Blackjack to golfers who vied for tickets in the prize raffle. And the event featured a Split-the-Pot Putting Challenge, which was won by Board or Regents member Mark Brady.
Following a full day of golf, our guests gathered for dinner and the awards ceremony on the Beverly Country Club’s spacious patio, where Bob Carmody thanked them for their support of our young men and women and made a spirited appeal on the Home’s behalf.
We hope to see our friends back on the links next year. Special thanks to our Golf Committee, Danny Nicholas, George Nolan, Ken Wroblewski, Mike McCarihan, and Dave Moorhead, our Hole in One Sponsor, Jim Sunderland of James & Sons, and our Dinner Sponsor, Eric Larsen of Walsh Construction.