NSYMCA Community Strong Golf Outing Raises Money to Help the Community

Under a bright sun and blue skies, over 110 golfers, 20 volunteers, and 45 sponsors participated in the North Suburban YMCA's second annual Community Strong Golf Outing and Patio Party on July 21. Held at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, the outing raised over $40,000 to help provide scholarships for Y programs to families in need and help fortify the Y's future. The outing also included a shop and donate event with J.McLaughlin Clothing of Winnetka and Kendall Scott jewelry of Old Orchard with proceeds being donated to help families in Highland Park.

The golf outing was the second phase of the Y's Community Strong Fundraising events of 2022. Fundraising also included the Community Strong Dinner and Casino night held in May at Loft 21.

"We could not be more pleased with the results of this year's outing. We're so grateful for the support we've received from all of our participants, sponsors, and our community," beamed Kathy Fielding, CEO of the North Suburban YMCA. "These scholarships and the growth of our Y would not be possible without their generous contributions."

Following the day of golf, a closing reception and patio party sponsored by Allstate was held to celebrate the outcome of the fundraising event and recognize the top foursome tournament winners. Taking home a trophy and prizes for lowest team score were Howard Schultz (former CEO/President of the NSYMCA), Ron Goldblatt, Chase Noonan, and Kevin Braude. New this year were awards for the best dressed team which included Northbrook residents Liz Chmiel, Jocelyn Garner, Chris Murphy and Lisa Rudise; and best dressed individual with the prize going to Bob Caldwell from the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce. This year there were more than 40 awards and prizes giving most participants the opportunity to go home a winner.

"Everyone played a part in making this year's golf event a huge success," said Kim Nyren, Director of Community Investments and Events. "We are humbled by the outpouring of support with over 45 sponsors this year. Events like this are not possible without the support of local businesses that sponsor, donate prizes, or volunteer their time. We are very lucky to be in a community that cares about what we do."

"I joined the NSYMCA board this year and strongly believe in what the Y does for our communities," stated Andrew Dempsey, UBS Financial Services-Northbrook, golf participant and NSYMCA board member. "This golf event brought out golfers of all ages and golf levels which made the event diverse and incredibly entertaining. By far one of the best golf fundraisers I have attended."

The Community Strong Golf Outing included the following sponsors: Premier Sponsors: Northwestern Medicine, Allstate (Lunch by Café Zupas and the Patio Party); Beverage Cart sponsor: Viso Graphics; Contest Sponsors: Northbrook Bank & Trust, Mediaocean, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Norwood Builders; Hole Sponsors: Complete Chiropractic, Covenant Living, Countryside Day School, Del Vasey State Farm, FGMK, Greengard Engineers, Hill & Stone Insurance, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Paylocity, Reebie Moving & Storage, Stumm Insurance, Sunset Foods, UBS Financial Services-Northbrook, Verilife, WLS-FM, WLS-AM, and Q101-FM; Cart Sponsors: The Herald, Fitz Home Watch, PXG, The Nyren Company, Rover's Place, Senior Helpers, Superior Optical, and Tom Len Homes; Prize/Award Sponsors: Best Buy-Northbrook, Culver's-Northbrook,, Cooper's Hawk, Dick's Sporting Goods, Lynfred Wines, PGA Tour Superstore-Vernon Hills, Golf Tec, Restore Wellness; Dessert Sponsor: Culver's Northbrook; and Music Sponsor: Bach to Rock.

For more information about supporting the NSYMCA, contact Kim Nyren,

About the North Suburban YMCA

The North Suburban YMCA services Northbrook and 14 surrounding communities with programs and tools that help its residents become healthier, more connected, and confident, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The NSYMCA focuses on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility and is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, inclusive and welcoming to all in our community. Learn more at

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