Edward Foundation Golf Tournament raises record $430,000

August 06, 2015
The Edward Foundation raised a record $430,000 at its 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on July 20 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. The Foundation is the charitable fundraising organization of Edward Hospital.

Eddie Olczyk, former Chicago Blackhawk, analyst for Blackhawks hockey on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN-TV, and lead analyst for NBC’s NHL coverage, was the celebrity guest.

More than 320 golfers took part in the event and contributed funds through sponsorships, donations, raffles, games and the purchase of tournament contest bracelets.

The winning team on Cog Hill’s Dubsdread course included Chris Crowley, Dr. Matt Dunne, Scott Lowe and Greg Semmer. The winning team on Cog Hill’s Course #1 and #3 included Bob Belke, Glen Haidl, Dave Hammond and Kelly Jackson.

The event featured a Helicopter Ball Drop in which entrants paid for a chance to have a numbered golf ball dropped from a helicopter and land closest to the flag. The winner and Foundation split the Ball Drop proceeds of $4,250.

The Foundation’s next major event and fundraiser, the 25th annual gala, The Big Gig: Passport, will be held on Saturday, October 24 at The Westin Hotel in Lombard. For more information and to register, visit www.edward.org/biggig.

The Edward Foundation was established in 1990 and has raised more than $40 million in its mission to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, including free services and health and wellness programs; centers of excellence like Edward Heart Hospital and Edward Cancer Center; and programs that make Edward unique, like the Ronald McDonald Family Room. To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.eehealth.org/ways-to-give.