Under the direction of first-time event co-chairmen Rob Martin, Scott Shannon and Kevin Brown, the 10th annual Randy Hancock Golf Outing was one of Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity’s most successful events.
The July 22 outing at Morris Country Club, netted $20,000 for the nonprofit organization.
Outing proceeds will help pay for building materials for the organization’s 10th home. It is the second of five Habitat homes being constructed on the former Paper Mill property in Morris.
Rey Mercado of Morris, and his daughters Willow and Marina, were selected for the home based on their need for adequate housing, ability to pay the interest-free mortgage and willingness to contribute 400 hours of sweat equity toward its construction. The home’s anticipated cost is $85,000 after discounted and donated materials, as well as volunteer labor.
Following the outing, several participants noted its highlights. Bonnie Latta, owner of Bone-ifide Care, participated in the event for the first time. She said, “I would definitely play in it again. The golf, breakfast, lunch and auctions went along so smoothly. There were many fabulous door prizes and auction items.”
John Almer, new Habitat Board member, said, “Over the years, I have been to many golf outings. The 2013 Habitat for Humanity Golf Outing was one of the best, if not the best, outing I’ve been to.”
First Midwest Bank’s Charissa Dehler played in the event for the third time. She said, “I am amazed by the growth in attendance. It’s fantastic to see everyone supporting this wonderful organization.”
Next year’s date has been selected with the intention of being one of the first golf outings in the area. Participants are asked to save the date of May 16 when the event will be in the afternoon and evening at Morris Country Club.
Top sponsors of the 10th annual Habitat Outing included Buchanan, Martin & Associates, “D” Construction, First Federal Savings Bank, First Midwest Bank, and Hancock’s Jewelry.
Beverage Cart Sponsors included Morris Kiwanis Club and S&L Development.
Contest Hole Sponsors were Century 21-JoEllyn Johnson, Fruland Funeral Home, Grundy Bank, LyondellBasell, Morris Mayor Dick Kopczick, Pam Roth, Richard’s Building Supply and Service Gas.
Hole sponsors were American Family Insurance-Steven Kieslar, Art & Kathleen Hornsby, Brian Zabel & Associates, Century 21-Abbey Pool, Chamlin & Associates, Clark’s Carpet Cleaning, Country Financial-Dean Tambling, Dr. Phil Wilkinson, Friends of Kevin Callahan, Goose Lake Jake’s Angry Squirrel Survival Gear, Grundy State’s Attorney Jason Helland, Hydro-Exc. Inc., Ken & Donna Poundstone, MKM Oil – BP Fast & Fresh, Pro Signs, Reeves Funeral Home, RE/MAX-Joanne Gretencord, Servpro of Morris/Ottawa, Southwest Suburban Homebuilders Association, Standard Bank, State Farm-Phil Dinelli, Steve’s Lawn Care, and Troutman Excavating.
Golfer’s bag sponsors included Edward Jones – Kristi Bennington, Jim Feeney, Tammy Johnson and Mike Wright.
The best team score sponsor was First Christian Church and the driving range sponsor was John Latimer.
For information, call 815-942-1452 or email email@example.com. Visit www.grundy3rivershabitat.org or follow Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity on Facebook.
Raffle, silent auction and door prize donors included American Heritage, Animal Care Hospital, Athletic Outfitters, Beneath It All, Bone-ifide, Carpetile, Chicago Pizza Department, Clayton’s Tap, Dolphin Car Wash, Dunkin’ Donuts, Ebbey George’s, Feeney’s Liquor, Gigi’s, Great Clips, Grundy Bank, Hancock’s Jewelry, Healthsmart, Heap’s Pumpkin Farm, Holiday Inn Express, Jimmy John’s, Joliet Slammers, Keith’s Custom Woodworking, Lesa’s Liberty Street Café, Maria’s, Mary Kay, Midwest Signworks, Montage Wine Bar, Morris Athletic Club, Morris Community High School, Morris Liquors, Safelite Auto Glass, Sears, Serenity Salon & Spa, Sherwin Williams, Skydive Chicago, Steve’s Hair Studio, Subway, Sweet Tooth, The Mar Theatre, Tobby’s Mexi Mart, Turtle’s, Underground Hair & Nails, Walmart, WCSJ/WJDK, Wendy’s, Dana Duggins, Sara Grieff, Julie Wilkinson and Bonnie Murphy.