Golf Classic


Monday, July 31, 2023

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

8:30 am – Registration, Driving Range &
Continental Breakfast

10:30 am – Shotgun Start
Grill Lunch at Halfway Houses

5:00 pm – Cocktail Reception
Silent Auction Opens
Closest to the Pin Shoot Out Contest

6:00 pm – Grill Dinner Begins

6:05 pm – Dinner Program Begins

6:30 pm – Silent Auction Closes
Golfer Awards Announced

6:35 pm – Live Auction
Big Ticket Raffle Drawing


Save the Date and set your alarm for the shot gun start on Monday, July 31 for the 23rd Annual Big Shoulders Fund Golf Classic at Olympia Fields. Hit the links with leading civic and corporate leaders as they participate in our Hole-in-One and Closest to the Pin contests, several raffles, silent 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.

Golf Classic History

The Golf Classic raises funds for the Friends of Big Shoulders Scholarship which provides assistance to deserving children who want to study for a brighter future in a Big Shoulders Fund school. 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 more than $9.5 million since inception
✶ Hosted nearly 5,000 rounds of golf since inception
✶ Awarded more than 7,500 scholarships since inception

2023 Golf Committee

Golf Committee

Bill Lagoni
Giancarlo Turano
Giancarlo Turano II


Craig Braham
Mark Carr
Marc Cervantes
Megan Collins
Michael Cooney
Huy Doan
Don Draudt
Becki Etzler
Pati Flannery
Jon Flusser
Brian Fordon
Christina Kemper Gidwitz
Gary Hanson
Dan Hickey
Reed Hudson

David Knight
Drew Lear
Ron Lemar
Beth & John Long
Caimin Long
Connor Long
Clare Marlin
Adam Marshall
Mark Masseur
Brian Mazzocchi
Matthew McGrath
Rick McGrath
Matthew Micheli
Michael Quirk
Ben Rebecca
Stephen Reynolds

Polly Richter
Brant Sichko
Andrew Sinclair
Chris Smulski
Chris Velasquez
Matthew Vuckov
Andy Williams


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

Amy Drozda
Chief Advancement and Development Officer
312.751.3850  ✶

Kevin Pitts
Director, Donor Engagement and Corporate Partnerships
312.566.4403  ✶