The goal of Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation is to raise $125K to help disadvantaged patients suffering from physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease. (Pictured above l-r: Ozzie Guillen, host Jermaine Dye, CEO of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Shari Brasher, and Frank Thomas at the 2019 golfing event.)
Chicago nonprofit Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation will hold its sixth Annual Celebrity Golf Classic hosted by Jermaine Dye (Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series MVP) on Sunday, May 23 through Monday, 24, at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. The annual golf tournament was created to help children suffering from physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease.
“We are honored to have so many faithful stakeholders who are excited to partner with us for such a rewarding weekend of fun and fellowship to give children who have deformities a new lease on life. No child should be denied surgery due to lack of insurance or lack of financial resources. We are truly excited to bring together some of the biggest celebrities and professional athletes to help raise awareness of the great work performed by Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation,” says Utica J. Gray, PhD, national director of Fresh Start Caring For Kids.
Celebrities and athletes Jermaine Dye, Marcus Allen, Chris Hale, Vince Coleman, Wendell Davis, Richard Dent, Grant Fuhr, Chuck Garfien, Harold Green, Mike Huff, Bo Jackson, Patrick Mannelly, Mark Mulder, Adam Russell, Herm Schneider, Sterling Sharpe, and more have signed on to help the children. The goal is to raise $125,000 to ensure that patients and their families incur absolutely no cost for the surgeries and related medical care provided by Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation.
The event will begin with a Celebrity Shootout during the afternoon of Sunday, May 23, which will be followed by a pre-tournament dinner and a post-dinner VIP party (for special guests). Auction items to be featured during the pre-tournament dinner will include exclusive experience packages, sports memorabilia, jewelry, and accessories. Each foursome will be paired with a celebrity for the Monday, May 24 golf tournament, which will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 am. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the conclusion of the tournament.