Golf Classic




Monday, August, 14, 2017

Olympia Fields Country Club
2800 Country Club Drive
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

11:00AM Shotgun Start
5:00PM Cocktails
6:00PM Dinner


Set your alarm for the shot gun start on Monday, August 14, 2017 for the Big Shoulders Fund Golf Classic at Olympia Fields.

Hit the links with more than 300 leading civic and corporate leaders from across the country as they participate in our Hole-in-One and Closest to the Pin contests, several raffles, both a silent and live auction, and much more. Always memorable and packed with fun, the Golf Classic raises funds for the Friends of Big Shoulders Scholarship Fund to help students study for a brighter future.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at multiple levels.

What You Can Do

Join the Golf Committee

Sponsor the event

Purchase a foursome

Purchase a single golfer

Attend the dinner and auctions

Donate an auction item

Donate to our golfer bags

Give a monetary donation

Volunteer in the morning, afternoon, or all day long

Please feel free to contact Amy Drozda if you would like information on joining the Golf Committee, volunteering during the event, or with any other questions you may have.

Amy Drozda
Director, Corporate Partnerships and Outreach
312.751.3850  ✶


2017 Golf Committee

Golf Committee

Giancarlo Turano
Bill Lagoni

Golf Committee

Blair Arnell
Frank Auriemma
Brian Beattie
Craig Braham
Mark Carr
Marc Cervantes
Michael Cooney
Don Draudt
Katy Egan
Becki Etzler

Meggan Flom
Bill Fritz
Christina Kemper Gidwitz
Amy Gift
Sabrina Guthrie
Gary Hanson
Jarrett Joyce
Jake Karamol
Kim Karlen
Kristina Kelleher
David Knight

Drew Lear
Ron Lemar
Beth & John Long
Mark Masseur
Brian Mazzocchi
Rick McGrath
Kelly McHale
Matthew Micheli
Ernesto Pedroza
Ken Purcell
Michael Quirk

Polly Richter
Ken Roberts
Andrew Sinclair
Chris Smulski
Kevin Terhar
Giancarlo Turano II
Chris Velasquez
Kenneth Viellieu
Thomas Walker
Andy Williams
Stephen Zimmer

Golf Classic History

The Golf Classic raises funds for the Friends of Big Shoulders Scholarship which provides scholarships to deserving children who want to study for a brighter future in one of Chicago’s inner-city schools. The event’s continued success is due to a committed and active group of volunteers who comprise the Golf Classic Committee.

Facts about the Golf Classic

Raised more than $6.3 million for scholarships
Participants have played more than 4,000 rounds of golf
Provided over $300,000 in raffle prize winnings
Awarded more than 7,000 scholarships
 46 dedicated volunteer committee members ensure the event is a success every year.