Chicago White Sox 2005 World Series MVP Jermaine Dye hosted the 4th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation June 10-11. The annual, two-day event has raised more than $185,000 to date and 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefit the medical needs of children.

Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing children with no-cost reconstructive surgery and follow-up medical care. Since June 2014, Fresh Start has provided 74 patients with no-cost surgeries and more than $3 million in donated medical services. They are also a Make It Better Philanthropy Award winner.

Dye and Honorary Chairperson Kevin Miller got the party started, quite literally, on Sunday by co-hosting the pre-tournament party at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois. The evening was filled with star-studded mingling and both live and silent auctions offering prizes, experience packages, and various sports memorabilia.

The following Monday morning, the golf outing took place at The Glen Club in Glenview, Illinois. Golfers teed off with celebrities, engaged in friendly competition, and enjoyed a fantastic lunch. Celebrity attendees included Lance Briggs, John Garland, Dan Paqua, Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, Bo Jackson, Scott Podsednik, Harold Baines, Vince Coleman, Fergie Jenkins, Adam Russell, Stephen Bardo, Chuck Garfien, and Toni Kukoc.

This event was made possible by the generous support and hard-work of Dye, Miller, golfers, guests, volunteers, and donors. In addition, Fresh Start would like to thank The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, and the services donated by doctors, clinicians, and other medical professionals.

Photos courtesy of Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation.

Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation: Jermaine Dye

Jermaine Dye (Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series MVP) completes his golf swing as teammates look on at the June 11, 2018, golf tournament at The Glen Club.

Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic Hosted by Jermaine Dye

Celebrities pose at the June 11, 2018, golf tournament at The Glen Club. Back row (left to right): Adam Russell, Lance Briggs, Fergie Jenkins, Toni Kukoc, Stephen Bardo, Dan Pasqua, Scott Podsednik, Jon Garland; Front row (left to right): Vince Coleman, Chuck Garfien, Marcus Allen, Jermaine Dye, Bo Jackson, Tim Brown, Harold Baines

Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic Hosted by Jermaine Dye: Fergie Jenkins and Maryann Baran

Fergie Jenkins (left), Hall of Fame pitcher; Maryann Baran of Rivers Casino (center); and stakeholder pose with Muhammad Ali boxing glove silent auction prize at the June 10, 2018 pre-tournament party at Rivers Casino.

Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic: Pre-Tournament Party at Rivers Casino

Ice sculpture at the June 10, 2018, pre-tournament party at Rivers Casino.

Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic Hosted by Jermaine Dye: Maryann Baran and Marcus Allen

Maryann Baran of Rivers Casino (center) and Marcus Allen (second from right), Hall of Fame running back, pose with golf teammates at the June 11, 2018, golf tournament at The Glen Club.

Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation: Jermaine Dye, Tricia Dye

Jermaine Dye poses with his wife, Tricia (left), and other key stakeholders at the June 10, 2018, pre-tournament party at Rivers Casino.

Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation

Impact: Healthcare professionals taking care of a child helped by the Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation.

 

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