L'Arche Golf Classic
Monday, June 11, 2018
Golf, Network, Impact
We are delighted to invite you to our 5th Annual L’Arche Golf Classic at Hawthorn Woods Country Club on Monday, June 11, 2018.
L’Arche Chicago is a community where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together in homes, as family. L’Arche strives to merge the highest quality of care with mutual relationships, building a community where everyone has a genuine place of belonging.
Your participation and donations to the 2018 Golf Classic will make a direct impact on the lives of vulnerable adults with disabilities while also giving a life changing experience to new assistants and new neighbors. For 2018, we’ve got our eyes set on raising $50,000 in order to fund the care for new core members (people with developmental disabilities) of the community by building the foundation of a new fully accessible ADA home. In the state of Illinois, there are over 7,000 people with disabilities on a waiting list for group home care. L’Arche is answering the call to grow and provide a healthy community for two people in need.
Spirit of L'Arche Award Dinner
Once a year, L'Arche Chicago honors friends of our community who have believed in our mission and have taken action to partner with us and make a difference. The Spirit Of L'Arche Award is presented to people who have assisted L'Arche to grow and develop into the community we have today.
You are invited to join us in celebration of this year's awardees, John Biggs and Elbert Lott at Hawthorn Country Club on June 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm as the culmination of the 5th Annual L'Arche Golf Classic.
John Biggs was one of the first board members of L’Arche Chicago in 2001. Inspired by the mission of L'Arche to create meaningful lifelong homes, John has spent the last 17 years serving not only L'Arche Chicago but also L'Arche USA. John spearheaded the L'Arche Chicago Golf Classic, successfully running 5 consecutive events that brought new stability, growth, and momentum to L'Arche Chicago.
Elbert Lott was the first core member of L'Arche Chicago in 2000. Elbert has shared his optimism, faith, and joy-of-serving with those in L'Arche Chicago ever since. Elbert was born in Cherokee, Georgia and later moved to the south side of Chicago until he moved into L'Arche Chicago's Angel House in 2000, quickly saying with conviction, "I plan to stay at L'Arche forever."