100 HOLES OF GOLF IN ONE DAY TO RAISE FUNDS TO HELP ERADICATE HUNGER IN DUPAGE COUNTY
ELMHURST, IL. May 18, 2015 – The Inaugural “Fighting Hunger Games”, a one-day 100-hole golf marathon for up to thirty-six participants will take place rain or shine on June 19, 2015 at Maple Meadows Golf Course in Wood Dale, Illinois. Each participant or “warrior” is expected to raise a minimum of $2,500 in pledges with proceeds going to the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation.
Dan Gibbons, Executive Director explains, “This is an opportunity to expand our community outreach beyond the Turkey Trot. We need to kick it up a notch as an organization and The Fighting Hunger Games is one of our new initiatives to keep our supporters engaged and to keep growing our donations so that we can ultimately make a difference right here in our own backyard.” He goes on to explain, “The sad truth is that 60,000 of our neighbors in DuPage County are at-risk of going to bed hungry every night and 20,000 of those are children.”
Every golfer will get their own golf cart and there will be 18 twosomes teeing off in a shotgun start at 6:15AM. In perfect conditions it should take approximately 11 hours to complete the marathon. The opponents are the elements and the sunset.
The Fighting Hunger Games
The Battlefield: Maple Meadows Golf Course in Wood Dale, IL.
The Date: Friday, June 19th. 6:15AM Shotgun Start.
The Cost: Each golfer will raise $2,500 in pledges.
The After-Party: All pledgers, sponsors and donors will celebrate with the golfers beginning at 5:30 PM. Dinner, DJ and top-shelf open bar. If the golfers are still on the course, revelers are welcome to observe at spectator holes 9 and 18, so come early. Get a beverage and cheer them on. Safe travel home will be provided for anyone, as needed.
Founded in 1984, the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation has donated over $3.25 million to feed the needy and support the underserved by staging a 5k run on Thanksgiving morning. To learn more or to sign up visit: www.dgttevents.org.
Contact: Dan Gibbons, Executive Director
8,075 Turkey Trotters braved the 7th coldest Thanksgiving Day in history!
Lima Lima flew
Jim Cornelison sang
Runners ran, walkers walked and the music played
The streets of Elmhurst were alive…!!!
Thank you to all our great sponsors, volunteers and participants.
Our fight to end hunger is ongoing.
Last Thursday we made a difference.
Thanks for being a difference maker.
Dan and the Board of Directors of the DGTT Foundation
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