John F. McDonough with Little City Golfers

Invitational Golf Classic

On Monday, August 22, 2016 nearly 150 golfers raised $280,000 for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This year, Little City hosted its invitational golf outing at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, IL and honored John F. McDonough, President & CEO of The Chicago Blackhawks, with the Morrie Kellman Humanitarian Award.

The highlights of the night included a $10,000 bid during the live auction, Little City Special Olympian Ciara Craig’s emotional speech and John McDonough’s announcement of a $15,000 matching donation that will be used toward a sensory room at Little City.


John McDonough Executive Head shot 2013John F. McDonough
President & CEO of The Chicago Blackhawks

John F. McDonough joined the Blackhawks in 2007 as President and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Under his guidance, in what Forbes Magazine has called the “The Greatest Sports-Business Turnaround Ever,” the Blackhawks have revitalized the team’s profile and re-energized its fan base. Since McDonough joined the Blackhawks, the team has won Stanley Cup titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015, becoming the first organization in the NHL’s salary cap era to capture three championships.

Among his many honors and awards, McDonough was named to The Hockey News’ “100 People of Power and Influence,” and was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Mr. McDonough serves as a Sustaining Board Member for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Illinois Board, and also sits on the Athletic Advisory Board of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Special Olympics Illinois Foundation Board, Chicago Blackhawks Charities Board of Directors, NHL Club Business Advisory Board and NHL Board of Governors.

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Golf Classic 2016

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There are so many capable and caring staff at Little City, past and present, who have helped Clifford. He has made a lot of progress in mastering his behavior.

Colleen, Mother of a child living in a ChildBridge Group Home