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Golf Classic to be held at Silver Lake Country Club Aug. 7

Annual fundraiser benefits student scholarship program

Chicago (July 10, 2007) – Tee off with Saint Xavier University at the 11th annual Golf Classic at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. The outing raises money for student scholarships. Last year’s event raised more than $75,000.

Dan Hampton, a member of one of the most fearsome defenses in NFL history and a favorite former Chicago Bear, will participate and golf with some of the guests at the outing. 

Registration for individual golfers is $300, which includes green fee and cart, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and prizes. Raffle tickets can be purchased at a cost of one for $25 or five for $100. A variety of exceptional raffle prizes will be awarded, and this year a live auction of items will be offered to support the SXU Scholarship Fund. Winners need not be present at time of the raffle drawing.

Henry Bros. Co. is the presenting sponsor of the golf outing. Other major sponsors include Tuitman Enterprises, Inc.; Kinsella Landscape, Inc.; Linear Electric, Inc.; Ozinga Brothers Inc.; and American Airlines.

The 2007 Golf Classic Committee is chaired by William H. Callaghan, Jr., and George W. Ferrell. Honorary co-chairs are Thomas J. Nessinger, a former SXU board chairman and a life trustee; and current Trustee Kenneth A. Skopec. The Golf Classic Committee includes SXU trustees, friends of the University, and alumni, including Brian Badke ’03; Thomas E. Chomicz (Board Chair); Daniel K. Curley (Trustee); Jose L. Garcia ’91; the Honorable Rosemary Grant-Higgins ’75; William Keyser (Trustee); Mary Clare Loftus ’65; Laura Shallow ’78, ’86, ’03; Nick Urso ’99; and Thomas F. Wogan ’83.

Located at 147th Street and 82nd Avenue in Orland Park, Silver Lake Country Club is one of the finest golfing facilities in the Chicagoland area, with more than 300 acres devoted to golf, including two championship 18-hole courses and one 9-hole executive course, providing challenges to golfers of all skill levels.

To make a reservation or find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Saint Xavier University’s Office of Special Events at (773) 298-3311 or specialevents@sxu.edu.

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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