Golf outing raises funds for schools
Kaneland Foundation invites community members to event
by Keith Beebe
KANELANDâ€”Looking for a great excuse to hit the golf links before fall starts? If so, then youâ€™re in luck, as the Kaneland Foundation will hold its annual golf outing and dinner on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Bliss Creek Golf Course.
The Kaneland Foundation encourages community members to take park in the golf outing, a fundraiser that has taken place every year since 1990. People can even choose to skip the golf and just enjoy the dinner if their short game isnâ€™t up to snuff. And if anyone has difficulty putting together a foursome, the folks at Bliss Creek will be happy to pair you up with others attending the event.
â€œWe are hoping to have 80 to 100 golfers attend, and a few more usually attend the dinner,â€ event organizer Chuck Liss said. â€œAny level of (golf) skill can play. (The event) is set up as a golf scramble, so skill level doesnâ€™t really matter.â€
So far, approximately 45 people have signed up and paid to participate in the outing, Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said.
â€œHopefully that number will increase through this week (with) additional registrations,â€ Schuler said.
The Kaneland golf outing typically raises $10,000 each year, Liss said. The Kaneland Foundation in the past has spent profits from the golf outing on things such as an elementary school field trip to a retirement community, the opening of the elementary school library, scales and balances for the Harter Middle School science curriculum and high-school peer tutoring supervision. The Foundation has not determined for what purpose it will use the proceeds from this yearâ€™s golf outing.
Sign-up under way
To register for the
annual golf outing and/or dinner
Thursday, Sept. 16
Contact Chuck Liss
at (630) 774-8574 or the
Kaneland Superintendentâ€™s office
at (630) 365-5111, ext. 109.
The deadline to sign up for the
golf outing is Sept. 13.