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Helping Hands Network’s 2019 Celebrity Golf Outing and Game Day
July 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
CELEBS AND PRO ATHLETES ROUND OUT FOURSOMES AT UPCOMING HELPING HANDS NETWORK’S ANNUAL GOLF OUTING AND GAME DAY
Funds Raised Support Programming for Children & Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Northbrook, IL, May 22, 2019—The Helping Hands Network’s 2019 Celebrity Golf Outing and Mahjong/Canasta Game Day will tee off on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, Illinois. Proceeds will go to Northbrook-IL-based Keshet, which offers programming for individuals with special needs.
Traditionally media personalities, celebrities and pro athletes golf alongside the more than 30 foursomes. This year, the following are scheduled to appear: retired NHL athletes Jeremy Roenick, Patrick Sharp, Jamal Mayers and Adam Burish; retired Chicago Bears’ Dan Hampton; ABC’s Mark Giangrecco; NBA analysts Neil Funk, Steve Kashul and Sara Kustok; CBS’s Rob Johnson, Chicago Bears’ Kyle Fuller; Atlanta Falcons’ Gabe Carimi; The Score’s Steve Rosenbloom; NHL announcer Pat Foley; White Sox announcer Chris Singleton and retired Major League Baseball’s Michael Huff.
“I am thrilled and proud to be a part of this year’s event,” said Patrick Sharp, retired NHL left wing, three-time Stanley Cup winner and current NBC analyst. “Being a part of this effort to help my Chicago community support disabled children and adults is such an honor and privilege.”
Last year’s golf outing raised more than $250,000, which helped support Keshet’s GADOL and Adult Residential programs. GADOL is designed to bridge the gap existing in community-based programs serving young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The residential program is designed to allow residents to become fully active members of the community in a warm and caring home that promotes independence and meaningful life.
“Keshet’s mission is aligned with our commitment to create community awareness and raise funds for organizations committed to helping those with disabilities enjoy their lives to the fullest,” says Steve Hara, Helping Hands co-founder. “This means giving them opportunities to be full members of their communities, something that enriches everyone’s lives—abled and disabled.”
Helping Hands Network was co-founded by President Scott Rudin, Vice President Steve Hara, and Secretary Michael Rosen. The 501c3 was founded to ensure programming to adults and kids like Kenny Rudin, son of co-founder Scott Rudin and his wife Debbie. In 2019, Kenny passed away. This year’s golf outing will be a celebration of Kenny’s life.
Registration, practice and lunch, 11 a.m.
Mahjong/Canasta Game Day registration and lunch, 11:30 a.m.
Program, presentations and live auction, 12:15 p.m.
Golf shotgun and games, 1 p.m.