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Golf outing in Wheeling and Buffalo Grove to benefit Lukemia Research Foundation

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Submitted by Leukemia Research Foundation

Golfers "swinging for a cure" will take to the links Monday, Sept. 10, at the Bob Chinn's 10th annual Charity Golf Outing. The awards dinner immediately following golf will be catered by Bob Chinn's Crab House. The charitable beneficiary for this year's event is the Wilmette-based Leukemia Research Foundation.

The golf outing will be held at both the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling and The Arboretum Golf Club in Buffalo Grove. Golfing spots at Chevy Chase are already sold out for the event and foursome spots are filling quickly at The Arboretum. Visit www.BobChinnsGolf.com to register.

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"The Leukemia Research Foundation is proud to be associated with this signature event which combines the cuisine of one of the world's finest restaurants, fine golfing tradition of two superior golf courses, with our mission to conquer leukemia, lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndromes by funding research into their causes and cures, and to enrich the quality of life of those touched by these diseases," said Kevin Radelet, executive director of the Leukemia Research Foundation.

The event will be played in a scramble format. The entry fee is $200 per golfer (prior to Aug. 15), $225 per golfer (Aug. 15 to Sept. 5) and $250 per golfer on the day of the event. Entry includes golf, lunch, raffle, prizes, golf apparel and a dinner catered by Bob Chinn's Crab House. A $10,000 putting contest and Helicopter Ball Drop will take place before golf.

Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. and the golf shotgun start will be promptly at noon. Tickets to attend the dinner without golf are $75 each. Cocktails will be served beginning at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Raffles and auctions will also be held at the Bob Chinn's 10th annual Charity Golf Outing. Raffle tickets are $10 each and prizes available include flat screen TVs, iPads, restaurant gift certificates, sporting event tickets, golf packages and more. Five hundred golf balls will be sold for the Helicopter Ball Drop at $20 each. The numbered ball closest to a target on the course wins. The winner splits the contest proceeds with the Leukemia Research Foundation (maximum winning amount of $1,000). Second, third and fourth place prizes will be awarded as well.

Information and reservation details can be found at www.BobChinnsGolf.com or by calling Steve Jirak at Bob Chinn's, (847) 520-3633 or the Leukemia Research Foundation at (847) 424-0600.

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