Golf Classic



Monday, August, 12, 2019

Olympia Fields Country Club
2800 Country Club Drive
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

8:30 AM Registration, Driving Range and Continental Breakfast
11:00 AM Shotgun Start
5:00 PM Cocktails
6:00 PM Dinner


Save the Date and set your alarm for the shot gun start on Monday, August 12, 2019 for the 19th Annual Big Shoulders Fund Golf Classic at Olympia Fields.

Hit the links with more than 300 leading civic and corporate leaders from across the country as they participate in our Hole-in-One and Closest to the Pin contests, several raffles, both a silent and live auction, and much more. Always memorable and packed with fun, the Golf Classic raises funds for the Friends of Big Shoulders Scholarship Fund to help students study for a brighter future.

What You Can Do

Join the Golf Committee

Sponsor the event

Purchase a foursome

Purchase a single golfer

Attend the dinner and auctions

Donate an auction item

Donate to our golfer bags

Give a monetary donation

Volunteer in the morning, afternoon, or all day long

Please feel free to contact Amy Drozda if you would like information on joining the Golf Committee, volunteering during the event, or with any other questions you may have.

Amy Drozda
Senior Director, Philanthropy, Partnerships, and Engagement
312.751.3850  ✶







Thank you for making the 18th Annual Golf Classic a huge success! 

The 18th Annual Golf Classic which took place on August 13, 2018 at Olympia Fields Country Club was a tremendous success and it was all because of YOU! Thank you for making this event so memorable and for helping to raise funds for the Friends of Big Shoulders Fund Scholarship. Together we raised more than $500,000 in net proceeds, making it one of our most successful Golf Classics!

A very special thank you to the Golf Classic Co-Chairs Giancarlo Turano, Bill Lagoni, and Giancarlo Turano II as well as the committee, volunteers, and staff who worked tirelessly to ensure this event was a success.


2018 Golf Committee

Golf Committee

Bill Lagoni
Giancarlo Turano
Giancarlo Turano II

Golf Committee

Craig Braham
Marc Cervantes
Michael Cooney
Don Draudt
Jon Flusser
Bill Fritz
Gary Hanson
Reed Hudson
Jake Karamol
Kim Karlen


Kristina Kelleher
Christina Kemper
David Knight
Drew Lear
Ron Lemar
Katie Libbe
Beth & John Long
Mark Masseur
Rick McGrath
Brian Mazzocchi


Matthew Micheli
Ken Purcell
Michael Quirk
Polly Richter
Andrew Sinclair
Chris Smulski
Kevin Terhar
Chris Velasquez
Thomas Walker

Golf Classic History

The Golf Classic raises funds for the Friends of Big Shoulders Scholarship which provides scholarships to deserving children who want to study for a brighter future in one of Chicago’s inner-city schools. The event’s continued success is due to a committed and active group of volunteers who comprise the Golf Classic Committee.

Facts about the Golf Classic

✶ Raised over $7.7 million since inception
✶ Provided over than $350,000 in raffle since inception
✶ Awarded over 7,500 scholarships since inception