Gale Sayers Celebrity Golf Classic Raises Funds For Gale Sayers Center
The first ever Gale Sayers Celebrity Golf Classic was held at the Whittaker Woods Golf Course, located at 12578 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Michigan, on Saturday May 12, 2012. The Gale Sayers Celebrity Golf Classic was able to raise $17,000, with all proceeds benefitting the Gale Sayers Center, located at 7901 S. Sangamon in Chicago, IL.
During the event, teams of four played a round of golf and attended a celebratory reception afterwards at the Whittaker Woods Country Club. "This fundraiser allowed us another opportunity to raise awareness for our much needed after school programs that we so strongly believe in. With so many challenges facing our youth today, we are finding that our after school programs serve as more than just an educational support mechanism. In fact, we know the more time our youth spend at school the better they perform, and I think we all can support that,” says Frank Vite, Board Member for the Gale Sayers Center. Founder Gale Sayers and President of the Board Erric Byrd addressed attendees at the reception. Superbowl champion and former tight end for the Chicago Bears Emery Moorehead was also in attendance.