In an effort to provide deserving students with the resources they need to pursue higher education, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF) is hosting its annual Scholarship Golf Outing July 19.
This year, the foundation—which is committed to ensuring future generations have the opportunity to strive and become future leaders—will be giving out $60,000 in scholarships to students across Illinois. Since the foundation’s first golf outing in 2002, the ILBCF has given over $430,000 in scholarships.
According to Larry luster, ILBCF’s executive director, awardees are determined on need, achievement and completion of the application. “I want to note that one of our application requirements is for students to be registered to vote,” Luster said. “So not only are we giving scholarships away, we were also able to successfully register 340 students to vote.”
In addition, Luster also noted that it is the foundation’s responsibility to give back with Illinois’ current budget crisis.
“When our governor goes out of his way to intentionally hamper our children’s career goals, we can’t count on anyone but ourselves to pick up the slack,” he said. “We may not be able to pick up all the slack, but we will be doing our part to create future leaders. We must lift as we climb. We have a tool to help create the next generation of leaders and it’s our responsibly to foster that growth.”
The event will take place at the Harborside International Golf Center located at 11001 South Doty Avenue East. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and tee off is at 9:00 a.m. Those participating in the golf outing—which includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, a cart and beverages during golf and lunch—will also be able to participate in ILBCF’s silent auction. The prizes range from golf apparel to Beyonce concert tickets. Corporate and individual golfer packages are available, too.
For more information, interested golfers can visit http://illinoislegislativeblackcaucusgolfouting.com/ for more details.