Thursday, September 30th was another fantastic day dedicated to supporting children’s charities in the Chicagoland area. This year the Annual Charity Golf Classic hosted by nationally prominent real estate developer and industry leader, Related Midwest, and leading international property and infrastructure group, Lendlease once again brought together individuals from the construction industry to continue its tradition of creating stable foundations for children across Chicagoland.
Even though once again COVID-19 made the event look different and smaller than usual, the enthusiasm and energy were there in volumes. This year’s Annual Charity Golf Classic showed that even in unprecedented times of uncertainty, there can still be a lot of good happening, which really embodied the spirit of this event and kicked it off.
2021 Annual Charity Golf Classic
This year, the Golf Classic raised a significant amount of money to financially benefit three charities in the Chicagoland area: SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, Saturday Place, and the Hire 360. As a 501(c)3 child welfare agency, SOS Illinois benefits greatly from the backing of the generous and loyal sponsors at the Golf Classic, which included Snaidero, Norman Mechanical, Inc., Amberleaf Homes, and more.
During this year’s Golf Classic, golfers were in groups of four teeing off with tee-times instead of a shotgun start, and all were following current CDC guidelines. The day was a great success and truly an enjoyable time for everyone involved. There was excitement and good fortune as money was being raised during the friendly competition.
Committed to Supporting Youth in Need
Since its inception in 2004, the Golf Classic has donated over $3 million to various children’s charities. Corporate initiatives such as these are critical for SOS Illinois, as we continue uniting brothers and sisters in foster care under the care of full-time, professional Foster Parents in one of our Village communities. We offer sincere gratitude to Related Midwest, Lendlease, and all participating business supporters. With your help, we are able to provide at-risk children safe spaces to grow, heal, and achieve their permanency goals.