THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Just update to our website….Preliminary donation to the hospital from Friday’s event will be…$19,000.
(We still have some expenses and some verbal donations to account for)
All of you should be so proud of the impact you have made and we can not thank you enough for your continuing support! The post golf dinner movie will be added in a day or two…again, THANK YOU!
See each of you Friday and we are looking forward to an amazing golfing day. The dinner has a very special movie created by two talented local kids (Connor’s brother, Jack Wright and Oliver Keicher) who spent 20+ hours to remind each of you of the impact you are making by participating in the Shriners Scramble.
Please read the attached PDF file for detailed information on each item
Dick Butkus Autographed Helmet……….Value $300……….Buy It Now $300……Minimum Bid $150
The Great Outdoors……………………………Value $524……….Buy It Now $350…….Minimum Bid $225
**Tiffany & Co. Infiniti Necklace…………..Value $600………Buy It Now $700…….Minimum $300
A House Divided………………………………..Value $620………..Buy It Now $500…….Minimum Bid $250
**Framed Brian Urlacher Print……………..Value $650………Buy It Now $800…….Minimum $350
Westin Getaway & “Away” Luggage…..Value $655……………Buy It Now $400..….Minimum Bid $200
4 Bears United Club Tickets ………………Value $1,100 ……….Buy It Now $1,000….Minimum Bid $400
** We realize these two items have a higher minimum bid. These two items will be posted online if minimum bids are not met per the donors request to raise the most funds given the uniqueness!
Click on the above “2018 Posters” link to view a detailed description of each silent auction item
THANK YOU TO OUR NEWEST SPONSOR –
RHIANNON FOSTER-COLDWELL BANKER THE REAL ESTATE GROUP
A Personal Note…My second Mom, Judy Miller, passed away in February after a brief but valiant fight against cancer. Judy loved this fundraiser every year and would spend the entire year saving and opening up her heart to this wonderful event for Shriners Hospitals for Children. This past year, Judy was able to attend her last Shriners Scramble event, for the 10th anniversary by digging deep and showing the strength we all know she had. She was so happy to spend time at the dinner with her grandson Connor and her second favorite patient, Alec! Judy absolutely loved spending her time giving to others, especially children like Alec and Connor! She asked that her memorials be donated to The Shriners Scramble and The Quad Cities Animal Welfare Center. I would like to thank everyone that gifted to Judy’s Memorial for The Shriner Kids/The Shriners Scramble. To date $1190 has been gifted via Judy’s Memorial to The Shriners Scramble.
Sadly, we have also lost Bill Lundberg and Jim Moroni.
Bill was a lifelong resident of DeKalb and a close family friend that golfed every year but one, which was due to a health issue. Bill was a great supporter of the Shriners Scramble benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children and NIU Athletics. Bill was always in the seats with a vote of confidence while I played basketball at NIU 1997-2001.
Jim golfed with Bill Andersen’s group from the Glen Ellyn Shrine Club. Jim was so kind and also supported our mission. Both men will be missed…Kelly
Reflections of 2017…We had an extremely successful 2017 Shriners Scramble, even though our original date of July 21, 2017 was rained out. We re-scheduled for September 1, 2017 and still had a complete field of thirty-six foursomes! With the help of golfers, sponsors, donated raffle basket and silent auction items, friends and the Sycamore community, $16,000 was gifted to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago. The highlight of this year’s event was at the post golf dinner where our guest speaker was 16 year old Alec Cabacungan. Alec is a patient at the Chicago Hospital and a National Ambassador for the twenty-two hospitals. He is a dynamic speaker. You would recognize Alec from TV commercials and sports interviews across the country.
Connor started 2017 on the basketball court finding his love for the game! He also participated in the 2017 Sycamore Orchesis show “A Decade of Dance”. Connor said good-bye to North Grove Elementary School and prepared to move on to the Middle School in the fall. Connor and his siblings, Jack & Peyton played Spring Soccer with all three of them on the same team! Together they helped to bring home a championship trophy. Summer found Connor sharing his time between the golf course and swimming. Fall was the start of sixth grade at Sycamore Middle School and has earned straight A’s to date.
Connor was free of surgery during 2017, a welcome relief for him! Currently dental and orthodontics are the main focus. He spends quite a bit of time in the dental and orthodontist chairs with no end in sight. Doctors are currently working on his bite, jaw alignment, and structure of his mouth from the cleft.
Connor is back on the basketball court and also practicing baseball preparing for upcoming season. And once again participating in 2018 Orchesis presentation in March.
I think his favorite visit to the hospital is presenting a check from the Shriners Scramble. Connor has met some incredible children at the hospital and these children have enriched Connor’s life like no other experience!
Connor continues to be helpful and protective of anyone with a special need. He truly lives by “Love to the Rescue”.
A testament that these hospitals treat more than medical conditions…they treat the mind, body and “heart” as well!
If you are interested in making a donation or becoming a Hole Sponsor you make Click on the “ShrinerKids Icon” Tab on the right side of the website or click on the “Sponsors” Tab at the top of the page and scroll to the bottom. Either will take you to the Sponsorship form. You make your donation via Visa or MasterCard if you choose to do so. (Unfortunately, due to PayPal restriction, we are unable to accept American Express)
The event is used as a platform to inform and educate families about Shriners Hospitals for Children. The hospital is staffed with elite surgeons, nurses, therapists and clinicians, which is all available to families without concern of monetary situations or insurance. The funds we raise help aid the hospital to help all families with continued care and research.
- Shriner Kids events are not only to raise money, but also to create an awareness of how Shriners Hospitals for Children provide care for families in need
- Be a parent liaison with the hospital, as a parent whose child who receives care, treatment, and surgeries, at the Shriners Hospital for Children – Chicago Hospital
- Continue to support the research and development of the newly designed Speech Application for schools
2017 Check Presentation to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago
Connor presenting a check at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago from the 2017 Shriners Scramble. $16,000 was gifted to the hospital from last years event, bring the total amount gifted in nine years $152,000! Each of you has been a part of this gift. We can not thank you enough! Looking forward to another successful outing.