Little City raises nearly $340,000 at Invitational Golf Classic
Roughly 220 golfers came out to Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove Monday to raise nearly $340,000 for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The 55th annual Little City Invitational Golf Classic was another successful chapter in one of Chicagoland’s longest running charity golf events. Of the $340,000 raised for Little City, $18,000 will go toward Little City’s new SmartHome pilot program.
SmartHomes are innovative setups that will allow Little City residents greater access to and control of their environment. Some features include adjustable countertops, software designed to improve communication, automated windows and locks and safety features such as emergency call buttons in bathrooms and bedrooms.
The pilot program is aimed at converting one of Little City’s 14 Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA).
“Little City strongly believes SmartHomes can provide life-changing resources for our residents and allow our aging adults to remain safe and comfortable in their homes,” said Shawn Jeffers, executive director of Little City. “This exciting program would not be possible without the amazing support we receive at this event year after year.”
Two of the strongest supporters of the LCI Golf Classic have been Kenneth Kolmin and Marcus Montanye, who were honored with the Morrie Kellman Humanitarian Award. Kolmin and Montanye have co-chaired five LCI Golf Classics and have been responsible for recruiting committee members, sponsors, players and honorees. Through their efforts, the LCI tournament has experienced incredible growth and raised more than $3 million under their leadership.
“Little City, and this tournament, would not be where it is today without supporters like Ken and Marcus who go above and beyond,” Jeffers said. “We are glad to honor their legacy of support and look forward to many more years of working closely with them to help Little City grow and thrive.”
Little City would like to thank all its tournament sponsors including Underwriting Sponsor: CIBC Bank USA; Birdie Sponsors: Dentons US, LLP; Keystone Capital; Melissa and Marcus D. Montanye; Par Sponsors: Baird – The Angeletti Group; Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Desmond; Duff & Phelps Investments; Dussias Wittenberg Koenigsberger LLP; Patrick C. Frangella; Jack George; Gianaras Family Foundation; Hockfield & Associates/Barbara & Steve Anderson; Hockfield/Rose Families; Patrick J. Jensen; McHugh Construction; Reyes Holdings; Scott & Kraus, LLC; Ethel & Joel Sharenow; Bob Sherman & Barbara Bradford; Sysco Chicago, Inc.; TTSG; Vedder Price P.C.; William Blair & Company; Wintrust Commercial Banking; Wipfli LLP; The Hal Wolken Family & Sonic Drive-Ins; Chicago Blackhawks; Mesirow Financial; Additional Sponsors: Newman Realty; First Bank of Highland Park