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Sights From The 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

Current and former Chicago Blackhawk & NHL superstars were out in full force to support The Denis Savard Foundation’s 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The Golf Classic took place July 18th at the Edgewood Valley Country Club in La Grange, IL.

Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville was the 2016 Honoree of the classic. Lucky attendees scored a signed vintage Hartford Whalers Coach Q jersey. Below are a few sights and sounds of the event. Thank you to all who made the Celebrity Golf Classic a success!

The event benefited the charities listed below:

The Celebrities of the 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic:

2015 Denis Savard Charity Golf Tournament Recap

Hundreds gathered at the Edgewood Valley Country Club this year to support The Denis Savard Foundation’s Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The event honored Chicago Blackhawks forward, Patrick Kane. View a video recap below:

100 Miles For Danny Video Recap

This past Sunday, Denis Savard joined Nick Curley, a seven-year old Chicago hockey player, who’s skating 100 miles to help raise money and awareness for the Danny Did Foundation at the Barrington Ice Arena.

Denis and Nick staked 5 miles in front of an enthusiastic crowd who cheered them on during their 50+ laps. In addition to his participation, The Savard Foundation donated $500 to help Nick reach obtain his goal of raising $25,000 for The Danny Did Foundation.  The foundation was created in honor of Danny Stanton who passed away at the age of 4 from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

For additional information and to make a donation to the foundation, please see the links below:

Upcoming Schedule & how to make a donation
Danny Did Foundation
Facebook
Recent Yahoo Article

Savard to Participate in ‘100 Miles for Danny’

Denis Savard will skate this Sunday at the Barrington Ice Arena at 6pm alongside Nick Curley, a seven-year old Chicago hockey player, who’s skating 100 miles to help raise money and awareness for the Danny Did Foundation. The Foundation was created in honor of Danny Stanton who passed away at the age of 4 from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

Where:
Barrington Ice Area
28205 W. Commercial Drive
Lake Barrington, IL 60010

When:
Sunday, August 19th from 6pm – 7pm

Please find the following links below and help Nick reach his goal of raising $25,000 for the Danny Did Foundation.

– Upcoming Schedule & how to make a donation

– Danny Did Foundation

– Facebook

– Recent Yahoo Article

Savard to Bring Charity Event To Lake Forest Sportscars

When Denis Savard arrived in Chicago at age 19 in 1980, the Chicago Blackhawks first-round draft choice had never spoken a word of English.

“My first word was copasetic – it means everything’s fine,” said Savard, who hailed from Verdun in the French-speaking province of Quebec.

By the time his Hall of Fame career wrapped up in 1997, his creative play on the ice had sparked a new English phrase — the “Savard Spin-O-Rama,” where the center spun with the puck to avoid defenders, a daring move that often concluded with a back-handed goal.

A few years ago, the well-spoken Blackhawks ambassador created yet another new term: The Denis Savard Foundation. And on Friday, Oct. 21, his non-profit will put on the Monte Carlo Charity Gala at Lake Forest Sportscars in Lake Bluff.

“I was given so much here in Chicago,” said Savard, whose foundation is designed to help both children and veterans. “I’m blessed to have a daughter who’s 23 and healthy. But my nephew’s son is 10 and doesn’t talk. I’ve gotten to meet some of the guys came back from Iraq and Afghanistan. For me to give back is a no-brainer.”

The Monte Carlo Charity Gala — which features honorary co-chairs Melissa and Steve Esposito of Lake Forest, along with local chairpersons Tina Ballis, Ada Boras, Lynne Kennedy, Leslie Gantos and Lori Rozdolsky — anticipates between 250-300 people patronizing its roulette wheel, blackjack tables and other games of chance. The Buckinghams will play, Lovell’s, The Deerpath Inn, Southgate Cafe and Philly G’s will provide food, and former pro athletes such as Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton and one-time Blackhawk right winger Marty LaPointe will chat with attendees.

Read the full article here.

Click to learn more about the Monte Carlo Charity Gala.

For reservations or more information, please contact Anything’s Possible Events at (708) 450-1710. Limited availability!

 

Tickets Still Available For Monte Carlo Charity Gala

Tickets are still available for the The Denis Savard Foundation’s Monte Carlo Charity Gala. The event will take place on Friday, October 21st at Lake Forest Sportscars, 990 North Shore Drive Lake Bluff, IL from 6:30PM – 11:00PM.

Individual tickets available for $150 per person:
– Includes complimentary Wine and Food
– Free admittance into casino event (Blackjack – Craps – Poker – Roulette Tables)

VIP Reserved Tables Available for $2,500:
– Admission for Ten (10) guests
– Prominent Table for Event of Buckinghams Concert

For reservations or more information, please contact Anything’s Possible Events at (708) 450-1710. Limited availability!

The Monte Carlo Charity Gala will benefit the charities listed below:

 

2nd Annual Golf Classic: Rewind

Rewind to earlier in the summer and watch video highlights of The Denis Savard Foundation’s 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic.

All proceeds from the golf and auction items will benefit the following Chicagoland organizations:

 

To learn more about the event, please click here.

Monte Carlo Charity Gala Announced!

The Denis Savard Foundation is proud to announce the Monte Carlo Charity Gala. The event will take place on Friday, October 21st at Lake Forest Sports Cars from 6:30PM – 11PM featuring The Buckinghams live. Tickets start at $150. CLICK HERE for more information.

The event will benefit the charities listed below:

 

 

2nd Annual Golf Classic a Success!

The 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at Edgewood Valley Country Club in La Grange, IL was held on Monday, July 18th.  In its second year, the event drew many current NHL players including Patrick Kane, Brian Campbell, Bryan Bickell and Corey Crawford. Additionally, NHL alumni in attendance included Bobby Hull serving as the featured guest, Stan Mikita, Rick Tocchet, Gerry Cheevers and Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville. NBC color analyst Eddie Olcyzk served as the Master of Ceremonies.

All in attendance received an autographed Bobby Hull Blackhawks jersey and various other takeaways.  Additionally, live and silent auctions were held for various sports memorabilia including framed signed jerseys from Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Ed Belfour, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Towes and many more. All proceeds from the golf and auction items will benefit the following Chicagoland organizations:

Below are a few shots of the event with more to come.

The Dinner Hall

Denis with a great shot

Some of the items up for auction

The video above was edited by FiveNineGroup.

The video above was created by BlackhawksTV.

The 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic was put on by Anything’s Possible Events.  For more information please call (708) 450-1710.

Schedule for the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

The Denis Savard Foundation is proud to present the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic.  The event will take place on Monday, July 18th, 2011 at the Edgewood Valley Country Club which is located at 7500 S. Willow Spring Road in La Grange, IL (view in Google maps).

CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC TIMELINE:

9:30 AM:                             Driving Range Opens & Registration Opens
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM:        Lunch
11:30 AM:                           Pairing Announcements
12:00 PM:                           Shotgun Start
5:00 PM:                             Cocktails
7:00 PM:                             Dinner/Program

CELEBRITIES:

-Bryan Bickle

-Stan Bowman

-Brian Campbell

-Gerry Cheevers

-Corey Crawford

-Adam Creighton

-Denis Cyr

-Eric Daze

-Michel Goulet

-Mike Haviland

-Bobby Hull

-Patrick Kane

-Reggie Kerr

-Mike Kitchen

-Steve Konroyd

-Cliff Koroll

-Marty LaPointe

-Dave Mackey

-Pete Mahovlich

-Peter Marsh

-Stan Mikita

-Grant Mulvey

-Troy Murray

-Jack O’Callahan

-Ed Olcyzk

-Brad Park

-Joel Quenneville

-Rick Tocchet

* Celebrity list is subject to change

The Celebrity Golf Classic will benefit the charities shown below:


The 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic is sold out.  If you would like to donate or learn more about The Denis Savard Foundation, please read here.