Invitational Golf Classic

Join us on Monday, August 21, 2017 for a day of golf while assisting Little City in raising much-needed awareness and funds for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. We will be honoring the philanthropic legacy of Barbara Bradford & Bob Sherman.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Twin Orchard Country Club | Long Grove, IL
10:00 am – Registration & Brunch
11:45 am – Golf Classic Shotgun Start
5:00 pm – Cocktails/Heavy hors d’oeuvres/Auctions/Awards


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Barbara Bradford & Bob Sherman

Barbara and Bob Sherman worked for the past 45 years in the mattress industry.  During that time, they successfully built their business, Serta Mattress Company, into the number one brand before selling in 2005.

Today, Barbara and Bob are the proud owners of A. Marek Fine Jewelry in Oak Brook, which specializes in unique luxury collections of fine diamonds and precious gemstone jewelry.  What sets them apart, and what is near and dear to their hearts, is philanthropy.

Barbara and Bob’s support of Chicago based charities includes Little City, PAWS Chicago, the Brookfield Zoo, the Morton Arboretum, Lookingglass Theatre and A Silver Lining Foundation.

Their best days are spent with their three children and 10 grandchildren on family trips.


Double Eagle Sponsor

Bob Sherman & Barbara Bradford


Par Sponsors

Timothy Desmond

Gianaras Family Foundation
Hockfield/Rose Family

Birdie Sponsor The PrivateBank

Ethel B. and Joel H. Sharenow
William Blair

The Hal Wolken Family & Sonic Drive-Ins



For sponsorship opportunities, contact Director of Special Events Heidi Merritt at 847-221-7807 or


“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services