Northbrook, Illinois — June 22, 2021 — The Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) is honored to announce that it will be one of four beneficiaries for the annual fundraising event Celebrity Golf and Games Tournament, hosted by the Helping Hands Network. The Celebrity Golf and Games Tournament will take place on Thursday, August 5 at the Twin Orchards Country Club in Long Grove, Illinois.
This year marks the second year that the Helping Hands Network has designated NSSRA as a beneficiary of its event. NSSRA was also a beneficiary in 2020. With the unexpected challenges of a global pandemic, the Helping Hands Network and the unwavering generosity of donors contributed $30,000 to NSSRA as a result of a micro covid compliance golf outing in August of 2020.
The Helping Hands Network is an independent non-profit organization created to provide funding for programs that help young adults with special needs. The Helping Hands Network’s mission is to create community awareness and raise funds in support of organizations, who believe that regardless of a person’s background or disability, they should be able to enjoy life to its fullest and participate in the mainstream of their community.
NSSRA provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. NSSRA is an extension of the Park Districts of Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, and Winnetka; the Cities of Highwood and Lake Forest; and the Village of Riverwoods. NSSRA has created an environment of belonging through play since 1970 and has the distinction as the first Special Recreation Association in the country.
The 2021 Celebrity Golf and Games Tournament, benefitting NSSRA and other worthy organizations, will feature celebrities such as Jeremy Roenick, Bill Whittington, and Patrick Sharp, golf at a prestigious course, the option to play Mahjong or Canasta, great food, giveaways, raffles and more. It will be a celebration of Helping Hand’s commitment to NSSRA and the children, teens, and adults with disabilities they serve each year.
NSSRA Executive Director Craig Culp says, “We are grateful that the Helping Hands Network supports NSSRA and our mission. The funds raised at this event will help bring more recreational programs and services to all of our participants.”
A wide range of options is available for the Celebrity Golf and Games Tournament. Please visit helpinghandstoday.org, which lists the various opportunities to participate or sponsor, tailored to fit different budgets, ensuring that everyone can contribute to these worthy causes.