The Longest Day of Golf
8 Guys + 15 hours + 70-80 Holes = $40,000 to 1 great cause!
Proceeds from this year's Longest Day of Golf will support an amazing non-profit, Willow House! This local organization is a national leader in the field of Child & Family Grief Support Services.
We chose Willow House as this year's beneficiary, because we are familiar with the very unique and invaluable support that they provide. Many of you will remember the terrible Fox River Grove bus-train accident that occurred 20 years ago this October. Michael Hoffman, son of our friends Kitty & Bruce Hoffman, was one of 7 high school students who tragically died in that accident. In the aftermath of this accident, Willow House provided crisis support, consultation, and group support services. Their staff and volunteers worked closely the with families, friends, and schools impacted to fill crucial needs in our community.
Willow House is the only free-standing nonprofit in the entire Chicago Metropolitan area providing ongoing no-cost grief support groups, crisis intervention, education and outreach to schools, organizations, and communities. All of their services are managed by certified professionals with extensive education and profound depth of experience related to death, suicide, and grief.
It is impossible to underestimate the value of these benefits to grieving families and to our community. Please donate to our golfers to support healthy grieving and its key benefits: adjustment, coping, mental health support, and potentially, suicide prevention.
Please click on the name of one of our Longest Day golfers
to make your donation:
Questions? Please contact Cathy Koehler, Development & Marketing Director at 847-236-9300 or by email at CathyKoehler@willowhouse.org
“The most valuable thing I learned from Willow House group is that I am not alone and there is hope.”
“I firmly believe that as we look back on the pivotal, early years of our loss, it will be through the efforts of Willow House that we were able to move forward, not afraid to look back, fully understanding and accepting our loss.” - Willow House Father