Rain could not damper the spirit of giving so on May 20-21 Michael Phelps, the world’s most decorated Olympian, and Jason Day, one of the world’s top golfers teamed up for the Second Annual Golf.Give.Gala., presented by ALE Solutions, and raised $1 million dollars for their respective foundations.
The Golf.Give.Gala kicked-off on Sunday, May 20, with a star-studded gala, silent and live auction that was held at the historic Hotel Baker with a concert at Chicago’s treasured Arcada Theater. The celebrity golf outing was to be held on Monday, May 21 at the legendary Saint Charles Country Club, but was a rain-out. Activities continued indoors.
“We were thrilled to once again to host Michael and Jason for the second annual Golf.Give.Gala. This year was a great success and the St. Charles community will be worthylocal recipients of the charitable donations. Raising funds to benefit these two worthy Foundations touches my heart.” Rowena Zimmers, Founder and President of ALE Solutions
Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Michael Phelps Foundation and Jason and Ellie Day’s Brighter Days Foundation as well as support several local causes. The Michael Phelps Foundation will be partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elgin and St. Charles Special Recreation to implement the Foundation’s im program, a world-class curriculum for swimming, healthy living and goal setting. In addition, the Foundation has committed to providing support for the upcoming St. Charles Aquatic Center.
“Being able to come back together again, to be able to be back in St. Charles, is great,” Phelps said. “We’re able to come together for things that could change people’s lives, which could make a massive impact.”
The Brighter Days Foundation provides funding and resources to deserving projects, organizations and families in need to ensure everyone has a chance for a brighter day and a brighter future. The Brighter Days Foundation will be providing support and a grant to St. Charles shelter, the Lazarus House.
“We’re impacting a lot of people, not only here in St. Charles but across America,” Day said. “That’s what we need to do more of. There are a lot of people in need, a lot of people who are struggling and need the help.