Community | Masks On, It's Tee Time!
This year’s Bailey Edward golf team may not have been as well dressed as last years’, but fun was had by all at the Related Midwest & Lendlease 16th Annual Charity Golf Classic on September 17, hosted by Related Midwest and Leandlease at Chicago’s Harborside International Golf Center to benefit SOS Children's Villages Illinois and Saturday Place, two Chicago-area non-profits aiming to create brighter futures for disadvantaged children.
Zach Clark, Kent Locke, David Kennedy, and James Auler who all work on Related Midwest’s affordable senior housing projects at Bailey Edward, were just four of 296 mask-clad golfers who helped to raise over $400,000 dollars. SOS Children’s Villages and Saturday Place will use this money to build a better future for children in need by ensuring they receive not only basic amenities but also a community in which to thrive while providing a solid base for the children’s future success and, hopefully, a better world for us all. As the charity event attained its $2 million fundraising mark, the services provided by these organizations are especially appreciated as financial security and future certainty are at an all-time low.
SOS Children's Villages Illinois enhances the traditional foster care model by providing single-parent housing for foster children with their siblings to live together in a single family home within one of the organization's Villages, which are clusters of foster homes, recreational facilities, and administrative offices, helping to build a strong community to improve the confidence, trust, and hope of these children. To learn more about SOS Children's Village, please click here: www.sosillinois.org
Saturday Place is a two-year academic program ensuring 3rd and 4th graders in Chicago Public Schools stay on track in their core skills, reading, writing, and math. Classes are held every Saturday on university campuses to inspire the dream of a college education for the students who typically come from disadvantaged backgrounds. To learn more about Saturday Place, please click here: www.saturdayplace.org