CASA Of Will County Finds Success in First Golf Outing

First Annual Golf for the Child Classic

CASA of Will County President Kevin Manson (Left) at the First Annual “Golf for the Child Classic” with writer Len Ziehm, Jarrett Payton, Will County Circuit Judge Paula Gomora and Will County Circuit Clerk Pam McGuire.

The following appeared in the Chicago Tribune on July 8, 2013. Click here for the original article.

Funds raised through this outing will help serve abused and neglected children in Will County

JOLIET, Ill. – June 28, 2013 – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Will County held its first annual “Golf for the Child” Classic on June 28 at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont. Funds from the outing go directly to the nonprofit organization, which serves abused and neglected children in the Will County juvenile court system. Event organizers were very pleased with the turnout and dollars raised for this inaugural event.

The day’s festivities included an 18-hole scramble tournament as well as on-course prizes and games (Hole-In-One, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Longest Putt Contest and more). Chicago-based Argus Brewery provided samples of Jarrett Payton’s All American-Wheat Ale throughout the outing for golfers to enjoy.

After the tournament, participants attended a post-golf cocktail reception and auction emceed by board member and co-host of “The Friends Over Fifty Show”, Ed Kerfin and his on-air partner Ross Novak. Items present at the auction included signed professional sports jerseys and framed photos, along with gift baskets and sporting event tickets. Jarrett Payton, son of football legend Walter Payton, gave a motivational speech before auctioning off a memorabilia piece highlighting his late father’s 1993 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sponsors of the event included Edward Jones (Golf Cart Sponsorship) and D’Arcy Motors (Cocktail Reception Sponsorship). Hole Sponsors included Complete Investigative Services (Joliet), RWK Design and Services (Frankfort), Damian Sichak Liberty Mutual Insurance, and All About Me It’s A London Thing (Homer Glen), among others.
Organizers are looking forward to announcing the second annual “Golf for the Child” to be held in 2014. To receive the latest updates about the organization and future events, follow the CASA of Will County Facebook page at Other information about CASA of Will County, including how to become a volunteer, can be found on its official website at

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