The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s first-ever Camp “I Am Me” Golf Classic was held at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling on September 22nd. The fundraiser was able to net $20,000 to support Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors while treating guests to a wonderful day of lunch, dinner, golf, and prizes!
The event saw 144 golfers, 17 volunteers, and 32 sponsors come together and support the nonprofit and provide direct funding to assist those that have been affected by burn-related injuries, as the 30th anniversary of Camp “I Am Me” took place this past June.
IFSA Board President Jim Kreher noted, “We are grateful to our supporters and sponsors who have backed our mission for the past 35 years. Programs such as Camp “I Am Me” would never be able to take place without all of the generosity and time given to help the cause. Burn survivors of all ages need continued support after they are treated at the hospital – with the kindness of people at events such as this golf outing, we can continue to be that needed resource for them.”
Before the nearly 30 raffle prizes were awarded, the parents of camper addressed the packed banquet hall to explain the impact Camp “I Am Me” and other survivor support programs offered by the IFSA have made on their young child.
“The event was super well-run, very organized. It felt like an established outing – you guys are rock stars!” said David Broz of Railside Citrus Insurance Agency.
Ideas on enhancing the golfing experience for next year have already begun. 2022’s date will be announced soon.
Camp “I Am Me” Golf Classic”