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BIRDIES & BOOKS

Bernie’s Book Bank Charity Golf Classic

Birdies & Books is the longest-running fundraising event for Bernie’s Book Bank. This signature event affords players a meaningful and exclusive golf experience at the prestigious Shoreacres. Sponsorships help Bernie’s Book Bank create pathways to success through book ownership. Birdie’s & Books will be held on August 26, 2024, see you on the course!

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
Contact Christina Holt to become a 2024 sponsor.

Presenting Sponsor – $50,000

  • Three foursomes
  • 12 Additional dinner tickets
  • Sponsors 3,125 children with 8 books for one year
  • Opportunity to attend a VIP book distribution
  • Two team-building event opportunities including use of Bernie’s Book Bank meeting space
  • On-site volunteer opportunity at your workplace
  • Option for branded giveaway item at Birdies & Books
  • Branded signature cocktail at Birdies & Books reception
  • Recognition in Program for 240 guests
  • Halfway House & tee box signage
  • Visibility in newsletter to 55,000+ supporters
  • Ongoing Presenting Sponsor recognition in the Processing Center viewed by 45,000+ volunteers

Nobel Prize – $25,000

  • Two foursomes
  • Sponsors 1,563 children with 8 books for one year
  • 8 Additional dinner tickets
  • Opportunity for a small group to attend a VIP book distribution
  • One team-building event opportunity including use of our meeting space
  • Recognition in the program for 240 guests
  • Halfway House & tee box signage
  • Ongoing recognition in the Processing Center viewed by 45,000+ volunteers

Pulitzer Prize – $15,000

  • One foursome
  • 4 Additional dinner tickets 
  • Sponsors 938 children with 8 books for one year
  • Opportunity to attend a VIP book distribution
  • Recognition in the program for 240 guests
  • Tee box signage
  • Ongoing recognition in the Processing Center viewed 45,000+ volunteers

Newbery Medal – $8,500

  • One foursome
  • Sponsors 469 children with 8 books for one year
  • Recognition in the program for 240 guests
  • Tee box signage
  • Ongoing recognition in the Processing Center viewed 45,000+ volunteers

Foursome – $6,000 – Sales will open, based on availability on June 19.

  • Sales will open, based on availability on June 19
  • One foursome
  • Sponsors 2,500 books for Chicagoland children
Non – Golf Sponsorships

If you are unable to golf but still want to participate in the event and support Bernie’s Book Bank, we invite you to consider a non-golf sponsorship.

Significance Hole Sponsor – $20,000 (3 available)

Providing a matching gift is an incredibly impactful way to inspire Birdies & Books players to donate critical funds needed to distribute books to children from under-resourced communities throughout Chicagoland.

  • Prominent recognition on pledge cards for all players
  • Sponsors 315 children with 8 books for one year
  • 8 Dinner tickets
  • Tee box and Hole signage on Hole #12

 

 

 

  • Sponsor recognition in the Processing Center
  • Sponsor recognition in program to 240 guests
  • Visibility in newsletter to 55,000+ supporters
Lunch Sponsor – $5,000
  • Prominent signage at breakfast and lunch for all players
  • Sponsors 315 children with 8 books for one year
  • 2 Dinner tickets
  • Tee box signage
  • Sponsor recognition in the Processing Center
  • Recognition in program to 240 guests
  • Visibility in newsletter to 55,000+ supporters
Reception Sponsor – $5,000

 

  • Prominent signage at the evening reception
  • Sponsors 188 children with 8 books for one year
  • 2 Dinner tickets
  • Tee box signage
  • Sponsor recognition in the Processing Center
  • Recognition in program to 240 guests
  • Visibility in newsletter to 55,000+ supporters
Halfway House Sponsor – $4,000
  • Prominent signage at Halfway House for all players
  • Sponsors 250 children with 8 books for one year
  • 2 Dinner tickets
  • Tee box signage
  • Sponsor recognition in the Processing Center
  • Recognition in program to 240 guests
  • Visibility in newsletter to 55,000+ supporters
Beverage Cart Sponsor – $2,500

 

  • Prominent signage on the Beverage Cart
  • Sponsors 157 children with 8 books for one year
  • 2 Dinner tickets
  • Tee box signage
  • Sponsor recognition in the Processing Center
  • Recognition in program to 240 guests
  • Visibility in newsletter to 55,000+ supporters
Breakfast Sponsor – $1,500
  • Prominent signage at breakfast for all players
  • Sponsors 94 children with 8 books for one year
  • Tee box signage
  • Sponsor recognition in the Processing Center
  • Recognition in program to 240 guests
  • Visibility in newsletter to 55,000+ supporters

What will a day at Shoreacres with Bernie’s Book Bank look like? View the gallery below for photos from previous Birdies & Books events

2024 BIRDIES & BOOKS COMMITTEE

Bev & Bill Birck
Jeff Burtelow
Mark Rakoczy                                                                                                                      Phil Rosborough
Phil Slovitt
Lynn Van Cleave

BIRDIES & BOOKS CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC WINNERS

2023 Champions: Jaime Bays, Mark Bowser, Eric Doty & Heath Frey

2022 Champions: John Gaines, Pat Green, John McDermott & Kevin Schultz

2021 Champions: Brian Blasius, Chase Bouchard, Chuck Dale & Rob Hoffman

2020 Champions: Chuck Dale, Vito Quaranta, Brian Rosenburg & David Zorzy

2019 Champions: Tricia Dell, Sean Fahey, Ryan Kengott & Todd Souder

2018 Champions: Patrick Campbell, Drew Herpich, Geoff Kelley & Nick Shroeger

2017 Champions: Suzanne Brown Mahoney, Janie Taubensee, Nancy Taubensee & Patrice Wetzel

Gallery

“I felt like a member of Shoreacres for the day – not a guest at an outing. The course, networking and focus on children’s literacy made the event truly remarkable. I am a proud supporter and will be back next year.”

J. A.

Player, Birdies & Books Charity Golf Classic

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