Abbott is title sponsor of 25th year of Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing

For Immediate Release

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 Abbott is title sponsor of 25th year of Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing

Annual event raises critical funds for Chicago’s largest independent youth and family services organization

CHICAGO, July 27, 2017— Abbott and Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) proudly invite you to join the highly anticipated Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the exclusive Skokie Country Club.

The event, which is in its 25th year, seeks to raise critical funds to carry out programming for CYC, Chicago’s largest independent youth and family services organization. Last year’s event raised more than $111,000, which went toward funding programs such as the Maker Lab, which provides STEM experiences, digital media, filmmaking, violence prevention, arts, music, and recreation for youth in Chicago’s most underserved communities.

CYC is pleased to announce Abbott, an American worldwide healthcare company, as this year’s title sponsor for the Chipping in for Chicago Youth Golf Outing.

"As co-chair of this event, I am proud to partner with my fellow co-chair and CYC board member, Al Reid, and Abbott to invest in Chicago's children through this annual golf outing,” said CYC board member Rick Baer. “With 87% of every dollar raised going toward developing tomorrow’s leaders, this is an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of more than 2,000 of Chicago’s youth and their families.”

The Skokie Country Club, the fifth oldest golf club in Illinois, is a Donald Ross masterpiece with fast, undulating greens and a challenging layout that can be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. The morning session starts at 7 a.m. and the afternoon session begins at 11 a.m.

In addition to helping CYC raise critical funds, this exclusive experience features:

  • The opportunity to play at a historic masterpiece and one of the top private golf clubs in the nation
  • A morning or afternoon session that allows golfers to experience the Skokie Country Club by playing in a "best ball" tournament
  • Carts for all players and one caddie for each foursome
  • Halfway house and accommodations throughout the event
  • Breakfast (for morning players)
  • A delicious lunch buffet
  • Silent auction and raffle
  • Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and an awards dinner

To view costs and package details for sponsorships, foursomes, and individual play time, visit To ensure placement in shotgun time of choice, registration is requested by Aug. 4. The deadline for player registration and on-hole recognition is Aug. 11.

About Chicago Youth Centers: CYC gives youth in Chicago’s underserved communities the tools needed to achieve success in school, life, and ultimately the workforce: innovative and creative spaces to learn, engaged families and mentors, and programs designed to allow children to discover their potential. CYC serves more than 2,000 children and their families each year at its six neighborhood Centers and several partner sites. Learn more at, on Twitter @ChicagoCYC, and