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More than 200 players teed off on Monday, October 7th for the annual Birdies & Books Charity Golf Classic. It was a perfect fall day for 18 holes of competitive and meaningful golf at Shoreacres.

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Bernie’s Book Bank. In his remarks, Founder and Chief Advancement Officer Brian Floriani reflected on what this milestone means, “When I was carrying bags here, I used to dream about having an organization that would be worthy of being at Shoreacres. Having all of you here to spend the day with us for the children we serve…know that your support will never be taken for granted at Bernie’s Book Bank. Thank you for everything you do.” 

Congratulations to the winning team: Tricia Dell, Sean Fahey, Ryan Kengott and Todd Souder. Each champion was presented with a framed original thank you note from a child who receives books from Bernie’s Book Bank. Their names have also been added to the coveted Birdies & Books trophy. 

Congratulations to the hole-competition winners:

A.M. Closest to the Hole (Women): Brenna Bricker

A.M. Closest to the Hole (Men): John Blacketor

A.M. Longest Drive (Women): Tricia Dell

A.M. Longest Drive (Men): Pat Campbell

P.M. Closest to the Hole (Women): Lisa Cornell

P.M. Closest to the Hole (Men): Patrick Theiler

P.M. Longest Drive (Women): Cyndi Millspaugh

P.M. Longest Drive (Men): Mark Goode

Thank you to our sponsors, listed below for their generous support of our mission. Thank you to Birdies & Books Committee members Graham Cook, Matt Goode, Jason Lersch and David Schremser.

We are grateful to everyone who spent the day supporting the 360,000 at-risk Chicagoland children served annually by Bernie’s Book Bank.
Join us on August 31st for the 2020 for Birdies & Books Charity Golf Classic!

View a selection of photos from the 2019 Birdie’s & Books Charity Golf Classic –