Golf Open Raises Student Success Funds

Area residents are invited to tee off in the name of student success at the Harper College Educational Foundation's 25th Annual Golf Open, which raises critical funding for scholarships and programming campus-wide. The event is Monday, June 10 at the Inverness Golf Club, 102 N. Roselle Road in Palatine. It includes 18 holes of golf, brunch, a cocktail reception and a buffet dinner and awards presentation.

Individual golfers can play for $500; foursomes and sponsorships also are available, and an evening-only package featuring the cocktail reception and buffet dinner is available for $125. The Open will feature a raffle and live auction, with prizes including golf foursomes, gift cards for local businesses, baseball tickets and more. Raffle tickets are available for $20 or three for $50. Proceeds benefit Harper's Resource for Excellence Fund, which aids the College with programming, scholarships and other support where it's most needed, amid decreased state funding.

The Open starts with a 10 a.m. registration, brunch and free golf clinic. The shotgun start is at 11:30 a.m. The Golf Open planning committee is chaired by Educational Foundation board members Mark Cleary, Director of Business Management at Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Jay Fritz, Managing Director at Cornerstone National Bank  amp; Trust Company.

To attend the event, purchase raffle tickets, become a sponsor or make donation, call 847.925.6490 or visit

Media contact: Erin Brooks, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159