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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. Since its inception, Birdies & Books has provided its participants with a unique and meaningful golf experience that brings them much closer to the mission and work of Bernie’s Book Bank. The event is held at the prestigious Shoreacres. Please join us to help Bernie’s Book Bank further its ability to provide books for a better life for hundreds of thousands of under-served Chicagoland children.

SAVE THE DATE – Monday, August 29th, 2022 | Shoreacres (Lake Bluff, IL)

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)

7:00am | Breakfast & Check-In AM Wave

7:45am | Welcome & Birdies & Books Tribute

8:00am | AM Wave Play

11:30am | AM Wave Lunch & Score Reporting * PM Wave Lunch & Check-In

1:15pm | Birdies & Books Tribute PM Wave

1:30pm | PM Wave Play

6:00pm – 8:00pm | Appetizers, Drinks & Awards Ceremony AM & PM Waves

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
Interested in becoming a sponsor or purchasing a foursome? Contact Nikki, Director of Development, at [email protected]

Presenting Sponsor – $50,000

  • Three foursomes
  • Sponsors 50,000 books for under-served children
  • Distribution opportunity with children we serve
  • 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
  • Ongoing Presenting Sponsor recognition in the Processing Center viewed by 45,000+ volunteers
  • Visibility in newsletter to 55,000+ supporters

Nobel Prize – $25,000

  • Two foursomes
  • Sponsors 25,000 books for under-served children
  • Opportunity for a small group to attend 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

  • Two foursomes
  • Sponsors 15,000 books for under-served children
  • Opportunity for a small group to attend book distribution
  • Recognition in the program for 240 guests
  • Tee box signage
  • Ongoing recognition in the Processing Center viewed 45,000+ volunteers

Newbery Medal – $7,500

  • One foursome
  • Sponsors 7,500 books for under-served children
  • Recognition in the program for 240 guests
  • Tee box signage
  • Annual Recognition in the Processing Center viewed 45,000+ volunteers

Foursome – $5,000 

  • One foursome
  • Sponsors 5,000 books for under-served children

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

2021 BIRDIES & BOOKS COMMITTEE

Bill & Bev Birck, Co-chairs
Chuck Dale
Matt Frekko
Matt Goode
Phil Rosborough
Samantha Schnettler
Dave Schremser
Phil Slovitt
Jon Talty
Lynn Van Cleave
Chris & Diana Webb

BIRDIES & BOOKS CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC WINNERS

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

Looking for more ways to engage with our mission? Learn about additional fundraising events at Bernie’s Book Bank.

“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.

2020 Player, Birdies & Books Charity Golf Classic