As the Daily Herald notes, purchasing tickets through the Ryder Cup Magnificent Moments campaign is a great way to help children and families, and has a fantastic tax-deduction. Call (630) 623-8366 to buy now! You can read the story here.
Former Bulls great Scottie Pippen dropped in on the Ryder Cup Exhibit in Oak Brook Center and joined, from left to right, Bill Ibrahim, IPGA Senior Director of Operations, Michael Miller, IPGA Executive Director, Michael Belot, Ryder Cup Tournament Director, and Eric Schmidt, Magnificent Moments Executive Director. Photo courtesy of ©Nick Novelli, Medinah Country Club.
Check out “The Ryder Cup Exhibit – Where Legends are Forged and Legacies are Made” at Oak Brook Center until Sunday, September 30th. There’s no admission charge and you can see rare Ryder Cup artifacts from the private collections of such players as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Read more about the exhibit here. Photos courtesy of ©Nick Novelli, Medinah Country Club.
David Kaplan, Brian Noonan, and Andrea Darlas of WGN Radio’s Sports Night welcomed the Magnificent Moments team to talk about the campaign and the Ryder Cup. RMHC-CNI CEO Doug Porter, Rob Dauphinais, Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Chicago, and Mike Kregor, Magnificent Moments Chairman were happy to share more info about the campaign. To listen, please click here.
CHICAGO (August 20, 2012) – Michael Jordan signed his “Jumpman” golf ball today for the upcoming “Tartan Art on the Avenue” public art exhibit in Chicago. The exhibit is part of Magnificent Moments, an officially sanctioned charitable fundraising campaign of the 39th Ryder Cup, which will be played Sept. 25-30 at Medinah Country Club. The campaign is raising money for two local Chicagoland charities: The Illinois PGA Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. “Tartan Art on The Avenue” will be on display during the month of September along Chicago’s Michigan Avenue and at other iconic Windy City locations, with giant golf balls being decorated by local, international and celebrity artists. For more information, visit www.magnificentmoments.org.
Thanks to Mike Schoaf/Illinois PGA for the photo!
Local PGA Professionals visited Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago this week to help host an “Adapted Golf Clinic” for patients at the hospital. Patients were able to learn a little about the game of golf and practice their skills alongside Illinois PGA Professional volunteers. Even patients who needed specially adapted equipment were able to participate. Shriners Hospital for Children – Chicago is just one of many local organizations that will benefit from the Magnificent Moments campaign and the Illinois PGA was thrilled to partner with the hospital and children on such a fun event!
If you ever wondered what the scale is for a Ryder Cup, wonder no more. Mike Spellman from the Daily Herald has the inside scoop here.
In his last visit to Chicago before the Ryder Cup this fall, European Captain Jose Maria Olazabal visited children and families at the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola Medical Center after testing out Medinah’s famed #3 Course. Taken on a guided tour of the House by the children he visited, Jose Maria played games with his new friends and signed caps and golf balls for all the families. Special thanks to Jose Maria Olazabal and his friends with the European PGA Tour for being so generous with their time!
Wheeling’s very own Haley Reinhart finished in third place during the tenth season of American Idol. This past May, Haley released her debut album title “Listen Up!”, a ten-track fusion of pop, R&B, rock and roll, and soul that’s both timeless and irresistibly fresh. You can read more about her here!
‘MAGNIFICENT MOMENTS’ ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE 2012 RYDER CUP TICKET PACKAGES
CHICAGO (August 1, 2012) – The Magnificent Moments campaign, an officially sanctioned charitable fundraising campaign of the 2012 Ryder Cup, announced today that it is offering a limited number of exclusive Ryder Cup ticket “Combo Packs” to the public this week.
“With the sold-out 2012 Ryder Cup less than two months away, excitement surrounding the event continues to grow,” said Magnificent Moments Executive Director Eric Schmidt. “The Magnificent Moments campaign currently provides the best way to secure a spot on the grounds of Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.”
Tickets are available through a gift of $600 to the campaign, and donors will be given their choice of one practice round (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and one Match day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday), providing them with two total opportunities to visit Medinah and witness historic Ryder Cup action in person.
The campaign is raising money for two local charities – The Illinois PGA Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC®CNI) – by hosting a series of charitable “magnificent moments” in downtown Chicago.