Monday, July 14, 2008

Jimmy Biggs Memorial Cabrini Connections Golf Benefit, this Thursday, July 17

This week we'll hold the Annual Golf Benefit. It will be at Highland Park Country Club on Thursday, July 17. We hope for about 90 golfers and about 100 for dinner.

This event is named in honor of Jimmy Biggs, a student who joined the tutoring program at Montgomery Ward when in elementary school. He continued with Cabrini Connections while in high school and joined our staff following graduation. Jimmy helped create the golf outing and the video program. His dream was to recruit "100 business leaders who would support tutoring/mentoring" with their leadership, their talent and their dollars.

He died in August 2000, shortly after that year's golf benefit. However, his memory lives on in the way we recruit volunteers to become advocates and supporters of Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection.

We hope you're planning to play or attend the dinner at this week's benefit. However, if you cannot join us, please consider a donation so you can add your own leadership to our efforts to connect inner city youth with tutors/mentors and extra learning.

If you have questions about the golf benefit, call 312-492-9614 or email

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