24 Apr

REGISTRATION IS OPEN – Celeb Golf Outing

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

This year’s 17th Annual Celebrity* Golf Outing & 12th Annual Women’s Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Monday June 20, 2016.

Registration is now open online for Sponsorship Opportunities as well as to register for golfCLICK HERE for more information

We continue our commitment with Keshet (which serves children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities) as a beneficiary of the event. We are especially proud to announce a relationship with Special Olympics Illinois as a beneficiary. Each year, Special Olympics provides opportunities for over 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Illinois to compete in 19 different sports at no cost to them or their families.

This event has yet to disappoint the participants and sponsors and gives you the opportunity to play alongside current & former Chicago sports celebrities and media personalities participating in the fun-filled event.

More than 56 million or about one in every five Americans have some type of disability, according to the Census Bureau. Autism, for example, affects one in 50 children. In order to accomplish the task of finding resources that enable Special Kids Network to execute its mission, the charity and its executive board created the Celebrity Golf Outing and Women’s Tennis Tournament. This tournament has been the backbone to our fundraising and with the additions of our casino night and celebrity bowling tournament the charity has now exceeded $4 million raised since 1999.

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All golf foursomes and individuals receive a round of golf, fore caddies, bbq lunch prior to tee-off, cocktails, heavy hor d’oeuvres, player gift bag, valet parking with bag drop off and access to putting green, driving range and locker room facility. Many contest prizes including longest drive and closest to the pin will be a part of the tournament. If event is rained out donations will have higher write-offs for tax purposes. *Celebrity Guest Appearance subject to change.

Please click here to see photos to from last years event & click here for photos of our celebrity/sponsor dinner hosted by GIbson’s Steakhouse.

Celeb Golf Outing 2016

28 Jan

Save-The-Date 17th Annual Golf Outing

SKN Celebrity Golf Outing

Save-The-Date

This year’s 17th Annual Celebrity Golf Outing & 12th Annual Women’s Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Monday June 20, 2016.

We continue our commitment with Keshet (which serves children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities) as a beneficiary of the event. We are especially proud to announce a relationship with Special Olympics Illinois as a beneficiary. Each year, Special Olympics provides opportunities for over 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Illinois to compete in 19 different sports at no cost to them or their families.

Many current & former Chicago sports celebrities and media personalities participating in the fun-filled event.

More than 56 million or about one in every five Americans have some type of disability, according to the Census Bureau. Autism, for example, affects one in 50 children. In order to accomplish the task of finding resources that enable Special Kids Network to execute its mission, the charity and its executive board created the Celebrity Golf Outing and Women’s Tennis Tournament. This tournament has been the backbone to our fundraising and with the additions of our casino night and Chicago Bears players bowling tournament the charity has now exceeded $4 million raised since 1999.

For more information on how to get involved please email us or contact the offices at 847.282.3171 and speak with Trevor Brody. Currently we are looking for volunteers to help with the Live/Silent Auction, Registration, On Course volunteers and something everyone can do….spreading the word to your friends and family.

01 Jul

SKN Golf Outing – Board of Directors Message

golfbanner1On behalf of the Board of Directors of Special Kids Network, we want to thank you for your patience during what was our first weather-related interruption of our annual golf and tennis outing in 16 years.  The weather created a number of unprecedented challenges and our all-volunteer board did their best to meet the needs of our sponsors and supporters.  In some regards, we were unable to meet the high standards we have set ourselves, especially in terms of communication.

Our first priority is to ensure that your perception of SKN is not shaped by a single, unfortunate event caused by the weather. So the SKN Board has held several committee and personal meetings with representatives from Twin Orchard, and has evolved a plan of action with the cooperation of Twin Orchard which we hope will be satisfactory to you — our long time loyal and generous constituents.   We have developed three options:

A) We are excited to let you know that we have scheduled Thursday, October 8, 2015 for a day of golf with SKN at Twin.  We will Tee-off: Noon (Play your own ball only); Lunch/Brunch: 10:30; Cocktails/light appetizers: 5:00pm.  This offer is extended to any individual/corporation who paid for a group or was enrolled through trade.  Please note that all responses, if you wish to play, must be received no later than July 31, 2015 by email to info@specialkidsnetwork.org.  There will be no celebrities at this event. ***A separate date is being scheduled for the women’s tennis event that was rained out in the afternoon, and will come under separate cover.

B) As an alternative, those who cannot make October 8, 2015 make-up date will be eligible to receive a tax deductible contribution letter as close to 100% as we can allow. Please email info@specialkidsnetwork.org if you wish to receive a this tax deductible letter.

C) Anyone who purchased a golf coupon book which was to be used for activities on the course can either (1) receive a 100% tax deductible contribution letter or (2) request a refund of the coupon book.  Please email info@specialkidsnetwork.org with your choice of donation/tax letter or refund.

D) Anyone that paid for dinner can either (1) receive a 100% tax deductible contribution letter or (2) request a refund of the dinner cost.  Please email info@specialkidsnetwork.org with your choice of donation/tax letter or refund.

All responses must be in no later than July 31, 2015 for the above listed options (A-D); if no response is received your donations will be processed as 100% tax deductible and you will receive a letter accordingly from the SKN office.

There will be no carry over to the 2016 event so please select from the options listed above.

Again, we are grateful for your continued support and appreciate your kindness, consideration and thoughtfulness over the past 16 years. While Mother Nature got in our way on June 22, 1015, we hope she is much kinder when we see you on October 8, 2015 on a glorious beautiful day.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Trevor Brody (Executive Director at 847.282.3171) or via email trevor@specialkidsnetwork.org.

Sincerely Yours,
The Board of Directors
Special Kids Network