A golf outing to benefit the Salvation Army of Lake County raised more than $55,000 for the organization.
The amount was more than double raised for the group’s last fundraising golf outing in 2019.
The Chip-In Golf Outing drew 130 golfers who hit the links of the White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point on Sept. 16. All of the money raised will help individuals and families served by The Salvation Army’s corps community centers in Gary, East Chicago, and Munster.
“The incredible turnout and generosity of the community comes at a time when requests for rent assistance remain high at our locations,” said Capt. Brian Clark, Lake County coordinator for The Salvation Army. “We are especially grateful for the support, as The Salvation Army is bracing for another challenging holiday season to meet the increasing needs of people struggling to stay in their homes.”
The organization continues to provide assistance to people still recovering from the pandemic.
Top sponsors for the Chip-In Golf Outing included American Precision Services, Strack & Van Til, Hard Rock Casino of Northern Indiana and Peoples Bank.
The golf outing also featured a live auction, including an electric guitar autographed by Alan Parsons and members of his band. The guitar netted a winning bid of $2,000.
Alisa Hecimovich, chair of the advisory board for The Salvation Army of Lake County, said the organization presented its annual ‘Doing the Most Good’ Award to Peter Peluso, president of Sysco Great Lakes Region.
“From March 2020 until now, Sysco has donated almost 100 tons of food to The Salvation Army of Lake County,” she said.