Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Australian professional golfer Jason Day co-hosted the second annual Golf.Give.Gala presented by ALE Solutions May 20-21. The two-day event raised $1 million for the Michael Phelps Foundation and Jason and Ellie Day’s Brighter Days Foundation, as well as other St. Charles-area causes.

The festivities kicked off Sunday with a star-studded gala, complete with a private access red carpet reception. The evening continued with a program and auction at the historic Hotel Baker. Following the gala, guests were invited to a concert at Chicago’s Arcada Theatre with an invitation-only VIP after party following. Monday’s celebrity golf outing, at St. Charles Country Club, was a rain out. Activities continued indoors.

“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.”

Nicole Phelps, Michael Phelps, Robert Zimmers, Rowena Zimmers, Jason Day, and Ellie Day

Gala at Hotel Baker in St. Charles. Pictured (L-R): Nicole Phelps, Michael Phelps, Robert Zimmers, Founder and Owner of ALE Solutions Rowena Zimmers, Jason Day, and Ellie Day (Photo courtesy of Golf.Give.Gala.)

Marisa Fortier, Michael Phelps Foundation; Michael Phelps; Christa Landgraf, ALE; Rowena Zimmers, ALE; Tracey Bricker, ALE; Jason Day and Clark Harvey, Brighter Days Foundation

Golf Outing Foundation Group Shot. Pictured (L-R): Marisa Fortier, Michael Phelps Foundation; Michael Phelps; Christa Landgraf, ALE; Rowena Zimmers, ALE; Tracey Bricker, ALE; Jason Day and Clark Harvey, Brighter Days Foundation (Photo courtesy of Golf.Give.Gala.)

 

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Emily Stone is Associate Editor at Make It Better. She earned a degree in journalism from Elon University in North Carolina. Along with writing, Stone has a passion for digital storytelling and photography. Her work is published in Chicago Athlete Magazine. Stone is a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Stone is a fluent Spanish speaker who in her free time loves a good dance class.

 

 

 

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