District 163 Marks another Successful Golf Outing

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163’s third annual Teeing Off Fore Education Golf Outing welcomed 130 people to golf and dinner at Lincolnshire Country Club in Crete. The June fundraising event resulted in a $26,500 donation to District 163 that will benefit its reading and enrichment programs and student field trips.

Winners of the 2013 outing’s events included:
Closest to the pin
Female-Mary Carroll
Male-Hunter MacDonald

Longest Drive
Male-Joe Franklin
Female-Mary Philbin

Longest Putt
Eric Hage

1st Place Foursome
Walter Mosby
Mary Carroll
Anthony DeLuca
Ted Maras

“As in prior years, our golf event was very enjoyable. We had wonderful weather, a lovely location and enthusiastic attendees who had fun,” said Superintendent Joyce Carmine. “It is an important good will event for our community. The golf outing demonstrates that we have business partners who care about the School District and its community and are contributing to the well being of the schools and our students. We are grateful to these partners and appreciate their generosity.”
Walter Mosby, president of the board of education and co-chair of the golf committee with board member Margaret McDannel, agreed with Dr. Carmine, saying, “I enjoy the day because it attracts our community partners, who are very important to us. They know that schools benefit from their financial support through their participation in Teeing Off Fore Education. Our outing is successful because of them.”
Co-Chair McDannel commented, “We are grateful to all of our sponsors for their tremendous support. It means a great deal to our children and their families. We also are grateful to the members of our golf committee who began to plan for June’s outing when school opened in September. Now we look forward to next year’s Teeing Off Fore Education.”
Major sponsors of the event were: Planera Architects; BMO Harris Bank; Home Depot Chicagoland; Phoenix Rising Management Group; Preferred Meal Systems; Scariano, Petrarca and Himes; Chicago Heights Construction; Crystal Financial; Chicago Office Technology Group; School District 163 administrators; Electronic Learning Environment; Trademark Financial Services; Village of Park Forest; and City of Chicago Heights.

Additional sponsors included: A Safe Haven Foundation; Adler Planetarium; Al Ronan; AP Private Detective Agency; Arctic Ice Arena; Arnie Bauer GMC; Arthur Gallagher & Co.; Aurelio’s; Balagio; Battery Giant; Beacon Hill Youth Committee; Beggar’s Pizza; Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm; Bergstein’s NY Delicatessen; Big Apple Pancake House Birch Street Townhouses; Flossmoor Station Brewery; Calumet City Plumbing; Carlo’s, Chicago Heights; Carrier Electric; Center for Performing Arts; Central Beverages Company; Chicago Heights Park District; Chapman & Cutler; Chicago Bears; Chicago Bulls; Chicago Cubs; Chicago Dough Company; Chicago Heights Ward 1; Chicago Sky; Chicago White Sox; Chicago Wolves Hockey; Chicagoland Speedway; Citizens for Al Riley; Cloverleaf Farms; David Bernstein Foundation; Dick’s Sporting Goods; Dr. Joyce Carmine; Egg & I; Flavor Restaurant; Fancezek Radelet PC; Fresh Starts; GK Golf, Homewood; Glenwood Oaks; Golf Smith; Governors State University; Grady’s Grill; Hygieneering; Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra; John G. Shedd Aquarium; Kickert Bus Company; Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins; Layne Foundation; Legacy Professionals; Lifetouch; Lincolnshire Country Club; Lincoln Oaks Golf Course; Matteson Orthodontics; McDonald’s of Olympia Fields; Midwest Medicine; Mike Jordan of State Farm Insurance; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Matyasec; Mark Sheahan; Mr. and Mrs. John Goodrich; Mrs. Jean Bernstein; Museum of Science & Industry; MV Heating & Cooling; Nathan Manilow Theater, Park Forest; Northside Construction; Oak Lawn Park District; Panera Bread; Park Forest Police Department; Park Forest Travel; Pearson Learning Group; Precision Control Systems, Inc.; Olympia Fields Cleaners; Republic Services; Scrementi’s in Steger; Senator Toi Hutchinson; Siam Thai; Smithereen; Southwest Ice Arena; Sports Authority; St. James Hospital; Staples; TAMES Health Resource Service; Teachers Federation of Park Forest; Tin Fish; Ultra; Walmart; Walt’s Food Stores; WineStyles; Windy City Thunderbolts; and Zane Bloser.