Golf outing to benefit Buffalo Grove group's charity efforts
The St. Vincent de Paul Society Buffalo Grove will hold its 35th annual charity golf outing Monday, Aug. 5, at The Grove Country Club in Long Grove to raise money for its food pantry and assistance programs, as well as SisterHouse in Oak Park.
SisterHouse is a spiritually based recovery center that helps women overcome substance abuse and develop new skills to build their independence.
Building independence is also the goal of the Buffalo Grove conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, spokeswoman Kathy Myers said. Though it primarily provides a food pantry on the third Saturday of each month, it also provides money for rent assistance and utilities, as well as counseling in aim of getting people in need back on their feet.
Depending on the time of year and changing needs, the local conference helps between 160 and 200 families every month, Myers said. Though the St. Vincent de Paul Society is Catholic-based, it helps all people, she added. Identification is asked only so that the organization can keep track of those whom it's assisting.
The golf outing costs $130 per person, and those who don't golf can pay just for dinner at $40 per person or $60 for two. Grand prize tickets will be sold at $5 each, three for $10, seven for $20 or 10 for $25.
Those interested can register online at svdp.stmarybg.org/register or contact co-Chairman Kan Pawula for more information at (847) 778-5624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"A great time is had by all, especially when considering the ways in which the proceeds benefit those less fortunate in our communities," Pawula said in a written statement. "I always leave the event uplifted by the good our efforts do."
On the day of the event, the golf check-in will be from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Cocktails before dinner will start at 6 p.m., dinner itself at 7 p.m. and the grand prize drawings will follow at 8 p.m.