2018 Fairways for THE ARMED FORCES charity golf outing
June 11, 2018
Mt. Hawley Country Club, Peoria, Illinois
Thank you all so much for your participation and support. Check out the video below from this year's event produced by Pat Clark Productions.
The second annual "Fairways for the Armed Forces" golf outing was held on June 11, 2018. It was even bigger and better than last year. We had 184 golfers play in a morning and afternoon shotgun scramble and then were thrilled to welcome guest speaker Aaron Bernstein as our guest speaker at the evening reception. Aaron Bernstein is the heart recipient of Nick's heart donation. Aaron truly has the heart of a champion in him.
Thank you to all who signed up, played, volunteered and donated their time, talent and treasure. We also gave away five $2,500 college scholarships to our worthy educational scholarship recipients. It is a joy to meet these outstanding young student-athletes and we look forward to watching their college careers develop and for them to continue to pay it forward on Nick's behalf. This golf event is one of the premiere golf outings in Central Illinois and we look forward to an even bigger and better event in 2019.
- The Murphy Family
Platinum (Title) Sponsors
A Platinum Sponsor is one of the Title Sponsors who will have their name or their company name as top billing and listing on all publications, banners and brochures promoting the golf outing. They donated $10,000.00 and be one of the title sponsors of the entire tournament. There will be a maximum of five title sponsors. That sponsor will also receive two foursomes (8 players) for golf included in that sponsorship and receive a hole sponsor sign. Title Sponsorship will be a huge amount of advertising for your company. You will also greatly benefit the Children's Hospital of Illinois, the educational scholarships, and to the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation Pro Bono Clinic that is providing free family law legal services to active duty members and veterans of the Armed Forces . We are pledging that $5,000.00 out of the $10,000.00 raised for each Title Sponsor will be used as a grant to the Children's Hospital of Illinois, Almost Home Kids, or the Heller Cancer Center, all locally here at OSF. We are going to try and use the Title Sponsors as our main fundraising for the charitable arm of Nick's Foundation in 2018. As a result, your company will know directly who benefited from your Title Sponsorship and you will have a great time playing in the golf tournament.
We are proud to announce that the law firm of Murphy & Dunn, located in Peoria and in Bloomington Illinois has pledged to be our first Platinum Title Sponsor for the 2018 Fairways for the Armed Forces charity golf outing. Murphy & Dunn is the largest and most successful divorce, custody and family law firm in Central Illinois devoted to serving individuals and families throughout the State of Illinois.
Josh Bellamy and Ashley Flanagan from The Yard have pledged to be our second Platinum Title Sponsor. The Yard is a state of the art facility in Peoria that has an entire turf soccer field, five batting cages, and two full size turf baseball fields indoor in Pioneer Park for rent to all sports teams and all ages. Zach McAllister from the Cleveland Indians was just there last week giving a clinic. Please support The Yard and thank Josh and Ashley if you see them. They are going above and beyond for the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation.
We now have a third Title Sponsor with Midwest Orthopaedic Center. CEO Derek Armstrong just confirmed that the doctors and staff of Midwest Orthopaedic Center have committed again this year to a $10,000.00 donation in support of Nick's Foundation. Thank you so much guys. This is the second year in a row they have made such a commitment to support Nick's Foundation.
Our fourth Title Sponsor is Lorenz Evans and his company, Lorevas, Inc. Please support Lorenz and his numerous companies. They have been a great friend to the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation and continue to be so.
That is a substantial amount that we are donating to the Children's Hospital and OSF, the Heller Center for Learning for Kids with Cancer, and the Anthony Rizzo Foundation, also to help kids with cancer) from Nick's Foundation for 2018. Thank you so much for your support. In addition, these funds will help support the educational college scholarships going to senior high school student-athletes, and help fund the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation Pro Bono Clinic. That Clinic is providing free and reduced rate family law legal services through the clinic and through the law firm of Murphy & Dunn to veterans and to active duty military in the areas of divorce, custody, child support and all areas of family law to pay them back for their service and sacrifice to our country. Just like Nick Murphy sacrificed his life in joining the U.S. Navy in his goal to become a Navy SEAL, these men and woman have also risked everything and we want to pay them back for that sacrifice, commitment and bravery.
2018 PLATINUM (TITLE) SPONSORS TO DATE:
Lorevas, Inc. (Lorenz Evans)
Gold Star Sponsors
A Gold Star Sponsor has donated $5,000.00 and will be included as a major sponsor of the tournament on all publications, banners and brochures. That sponsor will also receive one foursome (4 players) for golf included in that sponsorship and receive a hole sponsor sign.
We are proud to announce that Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS), through the support of our friend James Hefti, has pledged to be our first Gold Star Sponsor for the 2018 "Fairways for the Armed Forces" charity golf outing. Thank you Jim ands ATS for such a huge pledge and for all of your support.
We are also pleased to announce that Tom and Lana Frake and their family have pledged to be our second Gold Star sponsor. Tom and Lana and their family were great supporters of Nick Murphy and our family and continue to be great friends and great support of the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation. Thank you so much.
2018 Gold Star Sponsors to date:
Tom and Lana Frake Family
Blue Star Sponsors
A Blue Star Sponsor donated $2,500.00 and will be included as a large sponsor of the tournament on all publications, banners and brochures. That sponsor will also receive two golfers as part of the sponsorship and will receive a hole sponsor sign.
2018 Blue Star Sponsors To Date:
Lesley and Mark Matuszak
Vicki Hosek and Family
Silver Star Sponsors
A Silver Star Sponsor donated $1,000.00 and is included as a sponsor of the tournament on all publications, banners and brochures. That sponsor will also receive one player for golf included in that sponsorship and receive a hole sponsor sign.
2018 SILVER STAR SPONSORS To Date:
Chip and Jennifer Nellinger
Jay and Nancy Harms
Anthony (Toner) Babovac Family
Keith and Beth Liszewski & Family
Karyn and Chris Winkel & Family
Jay and Joan Janssen
Ray and Kathy LaHood
Pete and Theresa Mangieri & Family
Bronze Star Sponsors
A Bronze Star Sponsor will donate $500.00 and is included as a small sponsor of the tournament. They will not be listed on the marketing materials, but they will receive one round of golf for 1 player included in that sponsorship as well as a hole sponsor sign.
2018 Bronze Star Sponsors to date:
Jim and Vicki Rooney & Family
Jeff and Wendy Kolbus & Family
Mike and Donna Verheyen & Family
LaHood for Congress
INTEGRITY Community Bank, Branch of Bank of Farmington, Since 1903
2018 Lunch Sponsor
At the outing we will be offering a grilled lunch for both our morning and afternoon golfers' enjoyment. The lunch sponsor will donate $2,000.00 and have their name or their company name on place cards at the table throughout the lunch hour.
2018 lunch Sponsor:
2018 Reception Sponsor
After golf, we have food, drink and a reception to honor Nick and the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation. The reception sponsor will donate $2,500.00 and have their name or their company name on place cards at the table throughout the reception after golf.
2018 Reception Sponsor:
2018 Hole Sponsors
Hole sponsors will pay $250.00. For that donation, they will receive a ground sign at the hole location for all golfers to see as a hole sponsor.
2018 Hole Sponsors to Date:
The Hogan Family
Jeff Dunn & Family
The Babcock Family
The Fenger Family
Candice Thomason and Nathan Paquet
Mayor Jim Ardis
Unruh & Unes Wealth Management Group
Moon Family Dental
Sponsors who donated goods and services in kind:
Ted and Jamie Brodeur & Family
Dean and Cheryl Murin & Family
George and Jeannine Jacob & Brewers Distributing Company
The Rockow Family & Coca Cola
Mt. Hawley Country Club
Paul DiGiallonardo & Family
Lesley Matuszak & Family
James Kemper & Christine Bare-Kemper
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation
Theresa and Ed Murphy & Family
Thank you all so much for your support. See you on the green!