The Lurie Children’s Hospital Founders’ Board hosted its 55th annual Dinner on the Bluff and Pro Amateur Golf Championship on June 28 and 29, and raised $1.6 million for the hospital. Founders’ Board members Cammie Hoban, Karin Larkins and Kim Urban (all of Winnetka) served as co-chairs of the event, and David Boles of Kenilworth and Toby Davis of Lake Forest chaired the Men’s Golf Committee. The funds raised went toward the Founders’ Board $1 million commitment to the areas of Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplants.
Over 500 guests attended the Dinner on the Bluff at Shoreacres (photos below), which was emceed by MIX radio personality Eric Ferguson. Two hundred and eight amateur golfers from various leading Chicago corporations as well as 52 golf professionals played in the Pro Am golf tournament, held at the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest. The golf tournament ended with a 19th Hole Party to celebrate the Pro Am founder, Sissy Wheeler. The party also recognized Toby Davis, outgoing Men’s Golf Committee chairman; and Lauren Gorter, outgoing Founders’ Board president.
The presenting sponsor for the 2015 Pro Am was United Airlines, which has been a part of the Pro Am for the past 54 years.