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SEASPAR golf outing raises funds for special recreation

Aug 01, 2017 09:06AM ● By Ben Scott

SEASPAR’s Summer Golf Classic’s winning foursome, from left, Tom Canney, Cory Abraham, Mike Toohey, and Neil Buchelt. The group received a $200 prize which they donated back to SEASPAR.

Woodridge, Ill. (August 1, 2017) – The South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation (SEASPAR) hosted its 15th annual Summer Golf Classic fundraiser on Friday, July 28 at the Woodridge Park District’s Village Greens of Woodridge.

More than 50 golfers competed in the four-person team scramble tournament. The foursome of Mike Toohey, Neil Buchelt, Cory Abraham, and Tom Canney won the first place prize of $200, which they generously donated back to SEASPAR.

The Summer Golf Classic raised nearly $8,000 to support SEASPAR’s recreational programs and services for individuals with disabilities served by the park districts of Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Westmont, and Woodridge, and the villages of Brookfield, Indian Head Park, and Western Springs.

Generous sponsors of the event included Ellen Lilly; the Law Office of Gina L. Madden, Attorney at Law; Deirdre Toler; Abbington Distinctive Banquets; Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital; Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, Dicianni & Krafthefer, P.C.; Avec Panache; Babich & Associates Financial Services; Blooming Color; Bob Carter’s Auto Body; Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation; Downers Grove Park District; Fairview Dental Care; Forzley Eye Clinic; Friends of Ray Osowski; Grove Dental Associates, P.C.; Lisle Savings Bank; Cathy Mahoney – Downers Grove Park District Commissioner; MG Computer; Midwestern University; the Thomas family; T.W. Group; and the Village of Western Springs. Beautiful raffle baskets and items were donated by 221 Creations, Anderson’s Bookshop, Avec Panache, Chama Gaucha, Downers Grove Park District, Downtown Management Corporation, Home Depot, Jeans and a Cute Top Shop, Lemont Park District, and Dan Skarnulis.

SEASPAR is also very grateful for its partnership with the Village Greens of Woodridge. SEASPAR’s board, staff, and participants appreciate all their efforts in making the Summer Golf Classic successful.

For more information about SEASPAR’s recreational programs and services for individuals with disabilities, visit or call 630-960-7600.