The Edward Foundation raised a record $440,000 at its 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on July 18 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. The Foundation is the charitable fundraising organization of Edward Hospital.
Andre Dawson, former Chicago Cubs outfielder and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 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 Jim Cavanaugh, Chris Maul, George Parr and Rick Schweiger. The winning team on Cog Hill’s Course #1 and #3 included Tom Bollinger, Tom Giroux, Marty O’Malley and Brett Schroeder.
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, Connor Doherty, of Chicago, and Foundation split the proceeds of $5,050. Doherty was also on the team that finished in 2nd place on the Dubsdread course.
The Foundation’s next major event and fundraiser, its 26th annual gala, The Big Gig: Immersion, will be held on Saturday, October 22 at The Westin Hotel in Lombard. For more information and to register, visit www.eehealth.org/EdwardBigGig
The Edward Foundation was established in 1990 and has raised more than $43 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.edwardfoundation.org