District 214 Education Foundation Launches With Golf Open

The new District 214 Education Foundation will launch formally Monday, September 21 with the inaugural “Foundation for the Future” Golf Open and Dinner.

The Open, in line with the Foundation’s mission, will support student success, innovation and lifelong learning in the District’s 10 schools and programs across eight communities, as well as integral community programming that impacts generations.

The event will be held at Rolling Green Country Club, 2525 E. Rand Road in Arlington Heights, and feature 18 holes of golf, brunch, on-course contests, a reception, buffet dinner and awards presentation. District 214 culinary students will prepare on-course food, and student musicians will provide evening entertainment.

Participants will have the opportunity to bid on caddies – including Elk Grove High School Assistant Principal Bob Murphy, a former Rolling Green caddie, and John Hersey High School Principal Gordon Sisson, an avid golfer – and hear from speakers whose lives have been impacted by District 214.

A raffle will feature prizes including athletic tickets, a ride in a classic mustang and more.

“We are excited to host this event and begin funding new opportunities for student success,” said Glenn Scoggins, a retired United Airlines employee and community volunteer who is chairing the Golf Open Committee. “District 214 is doing great work, and we want to make sure every learner is able to reach their full potential.”

The Open starts with a 10:30 registration and brunch. The shotgun start is at noon. Prices are $250 for an individual or $1,000 for a foursome. A Dinner-only option is available for non-golfers for $75, and includes the reception.

Alumni are especially encouraged to participate in a decade vs. decade foursome competition. To register, purchase raffle tickets, become a sponsor or make a donation, visit www.d214.org/foundation, email foundation@d214.org or call 847-718-7708.

The District 214 Education Foundation replaces the former Community Education Foundation and funds needs District-wide, in a time when nearly 30 percent of District students are living in poverty and state funding is uncertain.

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