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Epilepsy Foundation to host Camp Blackhawk Golf Outing in Kildeer

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Golfers from across Chicagoland will take part in the 14th annual Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk Golf Outing, hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. The event will take place at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer on Monday, Aug. 25.

Participants are playing to support two weeklong adventure camps for kids ages 6-17 who are living with epilepsy. Each summer, the Epilepsy Foundation's Camp Blackhawk gives its young participants the chance to experience all the activities and experiences that come with a trip to camp, leaving behind the various challenges epilepsy brings to their daily lives while still in a medically monitored setting.

Fishing, boating, sports, and zip-lining are just some of the activities the campers partake in. This is all provided at no charge to the campers.

Tee time is at noon for 18 holes of scramble format golf, and participant check-in will start at 11 a.m. with a box lunch. The day will conclude with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner with program, awards and auction at 6 p.m.

The registration fee is $275 for an individual golfer or $1,000 for a foursome. Guests may also attend just the cocktail reception and dinner for $65 per person.

Kemper Lakes Golf Club is a private country club in Ela Township in Kildeer. For more than three decades it has been recognized as one of the finest pure golf facilities in the country. The par 72, 7,217-yard course offers a dramatic, sprawling layout designed by architects Ken Killian and Dick Nugent, and features lakes, meadowlands and stands of oak.

Golfers may register for the tournament online by visiting www.EpilepsyChicago.org and clicking on the "Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk" link. For more information, contact Gayle Deja-Schultz at (312) 939-8622, ext. 209, or gdeja-schultz@epilepsychicago.org.

For more information regarding the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, contact Director of Communications and Awareness Morgan Murphy at (312) 939-8622, ext. 204, or mmurphy@epilepsychicago.org.

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