Golf for Kids Raises Green on the Green

2009 Golf for Kids

Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould and North Park Alumnus Brian McCaskey Co-Host the 15th Annual Golf for Kids Fundraiser

CHICAGO (June 12, 2009) – For the third consecutive year, Chicago Bears place kicker Robbie Gould joined 1982 North Park alumnus Brian McCaskey to host the 15th annual Golf for Kids fundraiser. The event, which took place on June 10, supports the University’s programs for urban youth in the neighborhood surrounding North Park University.

Held for the fifth consecutive year at the Traditions course at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Ill., Golf for Kids is an annual collaboration between North Park University and the Chicago Bears Football Club. This year the event welcomed six new foursomes to the tournament, one of which had members who flew in from Toronto. Along with Gould and 12 Bear alumni and staff, 10 Bear rookies joined a record number of golfers (131) on the course.

McCaskey has led the event for many years, and Gould is involved in a variety of charitable causes. He even founded his own nonprofit, the Goulden Touch Foundation, in 2009 to benefit the millions of Americans affected by essential tremor (ET).

McCaskey was joined at the banquet and award presentation by his mother and the team owner, Virginia McCaskey, who accepted a personalized game football given in appreciation to the Chicago Bears. Along with Swedish Covenant Hospital, the Bears organization has supported Golf for Kids for its entire 15-year history.

“Golf for Kids is not only a fundraiser, but we also consider it a “friend-raiser,” Brian has frequently said.

Director of University Events Sue Gost couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the day. “It was a wonderful celebration of our tradition, with generous people coming together to enjoy themselves and to ensure that the work North Park does with urban youth can continue."

View a photo album of the 2009 Golf for Kids event.