South Suburban School Celebrates 130th Anniversary At Annual Golf Outing

Glenwood Academy golf outing 130th anniversary
Glenwood Academy students greet golf foursomes during the school’s 130th Anniversary Pro-Am event at Flossmoor Country Club on Aug. 2, 2017. (Photo: Glenwood Academy)

Glenwood, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Over 70 amateur and professional golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the green at Flossmoor Country Club on Wednesday, Aug. 2 for Glenwood Academy’s 130th Anniversary Pro-Am Golf Outing. The event is an annual Glenwood fundraiser. This year’s Pro-Am is part of a yearlong celebration honoring the organization’s 130 years of service to children and families. Golf enthusiasts traveled from as far away as Florida to support
Glenwood’s mission of eradicating poverty, injustice, and inequality.

Glenwood students greeted guests curbside upon their arrival which was followed by an all- American luncheon with hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. The festivities began promptly at noon with a shotgun start following acknowledgements from Pro-Am Committee Member, Liam Garvey. Later in the day, golfers enjoyed a dinner program where prizes were awarded and also included a live auction featuring play at Chicago Golf, Shoreacres, and Dunes Club.

Glenwood 7th grader, Dwan, shared an inspiring story about how Glenwood has given him hope to achieve his dreams. Dwan’s story highlighted the need for events like Pro-Am to support youth on their academic journey. “Since I’ve arrived at Glenwood, I’ve received support from my teachers and my house parents that has prepared me for success,” Dwan said.
“They’ve provided extra help in school when I’ve needed it and have given me advice to make good decisions.”

The event raised more than $104,000 to support Glenwood’s supportive learning community that offers students and their families a safe haven of combined academic and residential excellence. Through a rigorous core curriculum, a nurturing residential program and strong family partnerships, the Glenwood experience builds a platform children need to be successful students and become outstanding citizens. This experience forever changes their lives, enhances the lives of their families and improves the fabric of their communities.