Little City’s 49th annual golf tournament Aug. 13

It’s no fluke that the annual Little City Invitational is one of the state’s longest-running golf tournaments.

Not only does the fundraiser benefit a worthy Palatine nonprofit agency, but organizers say the event, now in its 49th year, is truly first-class.

“I’ve been involved with this tournament for the past 12 years and I can proudly say the golf experience is incredible; this year will be no exception,” said event Chair Marcus Montanye, who also sits on Little City Foundation’s board of advisers.

This year’s Little City Invitational will take place Monday, Aug. 13, at Twin Orchard Country Club, 22353 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove.

After 18 holes of golf, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, “lavish” dinner, musical entertainment, auctions and an awards ceremony. Little City also will honor Harper College President Ken Ender with its Morrie Kellman Humanitarian Award, named after the invitational’s founder.

Tickets are $750 per golfer or $3,000 per foursome. Tickets for only dinner are $150. Openings and sponsorships are still available.

Little City, which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, depends on the tournament as one of its most important fundraisers. In 2010, organizers said the event drew more than 200 golfers and raised $375,000.

For more information or to register, visit or call Phyllis Shipbaugh at (847) 221-7892.

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