Wintrust Commercial Banking Returns as Golf Outing Title Sponsor

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Wintrust Commercial Banking Returns as Title Sponsor for Chicago Youth Centers Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing

Chicago, Ill., June 3, 2014 – Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), Chicago's largest independent, locally based, multi-site youth services organization, welcomes a $15,000 title sponsorship from Wintrust Commercial Banking (Wintrust) for the 22nd annual Chicago Youth Centers Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing. Support gained from the outing will allow CYC to continue providing effective high-quality programming to serve the needs of kids, parents and communities—focusing on academic achievement, social and emotional skill development and parent/family engagement.

Taking place on Monday, August 18 at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, the public is invited to join CYC’s cause on the green during the day and in the dining room in the evening. This year’s event will include two shotguns, giving golfers the opportunity to choose between a morning or afternoon start. This event is a unique opportunity as it is one of only two fundraising events held by the Skokie Country Club each year. Pat DeLacey of Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is chairing this year’s outing.

“As Chicago’s bank, Wintrust is proud to support organizations that help children in need in our communities,” said John Dvorak, Executive Vice President of Wintrust and CYC board member. “As a company committed to giving back to the communities we serve, Chicago Youth Centers —with its mission to improve the lives of low-income, at-risk children and teens through a variety of innovative and effective programs—could not be a more deserving organization to support. Wintrust thanks Chicago Youth Centers for all they do to help Chicago’s children.” Wintrust returns as the Chipping in for Chicago Youth title sponsor for the second year.

Event Details

The Chicago Youth Centers Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing will be held Monday, August 18 at the exclusive Skokie Country Club located at 500 Washington Ave. in Glencoe. The morning shotgun start is 8 a.m. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. for all golfers. The afternoon shotgun start is 1 p.m., and the awards dinner for all golfers begins at 6 p.m. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, or to register your foursome, contact Vakarie Christian, at or 312-913-1700 x424.

About Wintrust Commercial Banking

Wintrust Commercial Banking, a financial holding company offering community and commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage services, has served Chicago’s communities since 1991. As a locally based and locally run company, Wintrust takes responsibility for investing in, and giving back to, the neighborhoods it serves. Although Wintrust’s focus is on finance, philanthropy is part of its foundation. Wintrust is proud to support Chicago Youth Centers in its mission and knows that the 2014 Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing will be an enjoyable, successful event.

About Chicago Youth Centers

Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in the academic, social and emotional development of children and teens in underserved Chicago communities to help them discover and realize their full potential. Founded by Elliott Donnelley and Sidney Epstein in 1956, CYC has grown to include eight neighborhood centers, seven 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Camp Rosenthal. CYC provides youth, ages three to 18, with the following programs: Early Childhood Education, School-Age Child Development, Teen Leadership Development, Camp Rosenthal, Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services and Education Support Initiative. Last year, CYC served more than 5,400 children, parents, and guardians, offering programming ranging from early childhood education to college and career readiness. Visit for more information.