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Swing for a cause at St. Coletta's 35th Annual Kennedy Golf Invitational

Jun 13, 2024

Join us on the green Aug. 19 to support individuals with developmental disabilities

Calling all golfers with a passion for making a difference! St. Coletta’s of Illinois is thrilled to announce the 35th Annual Kennedy Golf Invitational, set to take place at the prestigious Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club on Aug. 19.

This year’s event promises a day filled with camaraderie, competition and compassion as we rally together to support a cause close to our hearts. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives and reach their fullest potential.

Event Details:

·         Date: Aug. 19, 2024

·         Location: Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club, Orland Park

·         Time: Registration begins at 11 a.m.; Lunch at noon; Shotgun start at 1 p.m.; Cocktails/dinner at 6 p.m.

·         Tickets: $600 per golfer or $2,400 for a foursome

Golfers of all skill levels are invited to join us for a day of golfing excellence, all while making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities. Each ticket includes a round of golf on Crystal Tree’s meticulously manicured course, access to exclusive on-course activities, a welcome gift, buffet lunch, beverages and snacks on the course, and an evening meal with cocktails.

Not only will participants enjoy a memorable day on the greens, but they will also have the satisfaction of knowing that their contribution directly supports St. Coletta’s vital programs and services for individuals with special needs.

“We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of our community,” said St. Coletta’s CEO Heather Benedick. “The Kennedy Golf Invitational is not only a fantastic opportunity for golf enthusiasts to showcase their skills, but it’s also a chance to come together and make a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve.”

“Your generosity provides critical services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” added Kennedy Invitational Committee Chair Bill Rybak.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today at

Those who participate will have an opportunity to take part in several skills tests along the way, including:

·         Two opportunities to sink a hole-in-one for a chance to win a lease on a new Lexus

·         An opportunity to “Beat the Nun” by challenging Sister Maryann Dosen to a closest to the pin competition. Those who do “Beat the Nun” will be entered in a raffle to win a new putter.

Throughout the event, raffle tickets will be available to purchase for a chance to play in the exclusive 2024 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship at Pebble Beach Resorts in December.

Raffle tickets are $100 each, three for $250, or 10 for $500. The winning ticket will be drawn during the Kennedy Golf Invitational dinner on Aug. 19. You do not need to be present in order to win.

To purchase your raffle tickets online, please visit

Not a golfer? Not a problem. You can still support St. Coletta’s by making a donation or joining everyone for dinner and cocktails that evening. Dinner tickets are $400 each and may be purchased online at

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