Springfield’s Premier Golf Outing Set for June 17
Lung Association to host Springfield Golf Classic at the Illini Country Club
(May 16, 2019) - SPRINGFIELD, Ill.
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Today, the American Lung Association in Illinois announced the 26th annual Springfield Golf Classic, the region’s premier charity golf outing, will take place on Monday, June 17 at Illini Country Club.
“The Springfield Golf Classic is one of the longest-running charity tournaments in the region. Teams love this event because it is held at a beautiful golf course and is a fun networking event for local business leaders,” said Monica Guerrant, development manager for the Lung Association. “Most importantly, almost 90 percent of all of the proceeds fund local research, educational programs and advocacy efforts in the fight against lung disease.”
The Springfield Golf Classic features two main events, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Corporate Cup and the Golf Classic Scramble. New this year is the LUNG FORCE Foursome, a team that brings together women business leaders who are passionate about raising awareness for lung cancer in women.
Here in Illinois, more than 1.5 million people suffer from lung diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses. The Springfield Golf Classic raises awareness for lung disease, raises money for life-saving research, and funds critical local programing like educational programs to help local children better manage their asthma and free programs to help residents quit smoking. Over the years, the event has contributed more than $1.6 million to fight lung disease.
Registration for a foursome includes 18 holes at Illini Country Club, cart fees, on-course food and beverage stations, a culinary lunch and a premium gift. Sponsorships are also available. More information about the Springfield Golf Classic and registration is available here.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
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