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More than $115,000 raised at Saint Xavier University’s 12th Annual Golf Classic

Former Chicago Bears attend record setting event

news story imageChicago (Aug. 7, 2008) A group of former Chicago Bears players spent the day on the links at Saint Xavier University’s 12th Annual Golf Classic on Aug. 5 at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. The golf outing and dinner drew more than 180 participants and raised more than $115,000, a Golf Classic record, with proceeds going to student scholarships.  

Former Bear Bruce Herron joined guests’ foursomes along with Wendell Davis, Mickey Pruitt and former Superbowl champ Otis Wilson. 

The event also included a live auction and raffle. Prizes included: premium sets of golf clubs; a 42-inch plasma TV; a party for 25 at Balmoral Park; a gift package at the American Club in Kohler, Wis.; premium seats at Sox and Cubs games; an overnight stay at the New Trump Tower International; and airline travel for two on Southwest Airlines. 

“We are simply delighted by the growth and support of the SXU Golf Classic,” said SXU Vice President for University Advancement Steven Murphy. “Our thanks go out to the many generous sponsors, students, alumni and friends who participated in this worthy event.”  


Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.