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St. Charles, Elgin beneficiaries of fundraiser by Michael Phelps, Jason Day

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  • Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and PGA Tour golfer Jason Day speak to the media Monday at the 2nd Annual Golf. Give. Gala. outing at the St. Charles Country Club. While rain washed out the golf portion, which was presented by ALE Solutions, the fundraising started Sunday with a celebrity gala and silent and live auctions at the Hotel Baker followed by a concert at the Arcada Theatre. Last year's event raised $500,000 for Phelps' and Day's respective charities.

      Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and PGA Tour golfer Jason Day speak to the media Monday at the 2nd Annual Golf. Give. Gala. outing at the St. Charles Country Club. While rain washed out the golf portion, which was presented by ALE Solutions, the fundraising started Sunday with a celebrity gala and silent and live auctions at the Hotel Baker followed by a concert at the Arcada Theatre. Last year's event raised $500,000 for Phelps' and Day's respective charities.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Actor Taylor Kinney does an interview outside Monday as the rain washes out the 2nd Annual Golf. Give. Gala. outing at the St. Charles Country Club. Kinney stars as Lt. Kelly Severide on "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Med."

      Actor Taylor Kinney does an interview outside Monday as the rain washes out the 2nd Annual Golf. Give. Gala. outing at the St. Charles Country Club. Kinney stars as Lt. Kelly Severide on "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Med."
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Chicago Bears tight End Zach Miller speaks to the media Monday at the 2nd Annual Golf. Give. Gala. outing at the St. Charles Country Club.

      Chicago Bears tight End Zach Miller speaks to the media Monday at the 2nd Annual Golf. Give. Gala. outing at the St. Charles Country Club.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Michael Phelps, the world's most decorated Olympian, and Jason Day, one of the world's top golfers, joined forces Sunday and Monday by hosting the 2nd Annual Golf. Give. Gala.

The event kicked off Sunday with silent and live auctions at the Hotel Baker followed by a concert at the Arcada Theatre.

Monday's golf outing was rained out at St. Charles Country Club.

The event, presented by ALE Solutions, raised funds for Phelps' and Day's respective foundations.

Net proceeds benefit the Michael Phelps Foundation, and Jason and Ellie Day's Brighter Days Foundation as well as support several local causes.

"We are excited to give back to St. Charles and the surrounding area," Phelps said in a statement, noting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elgin is also a beneficiary. "We are working with local organizations that share our mission to help grow the sport of swimming and encourage healthy lifestyles, especially for children."

Brighter Days Foundation is providing support to Lazarus House in St. Charles.

For more information visit michaelphelpsfoundation.org and brighterdaysfoundation.com.

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