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Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event Committee Members with Bobby Hull

On Monday, August 8, the 44th Annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event will take place at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Ill. Last year the Kane Outing raised $37,000 for student scholarships. This is the highest fundraising total for the outing.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Golf and Lunch, $135 per player
Golf, Lunch and Dinner, $200 per player
Dinner Only, $75 per person
View the 2016 sponsorship opportunities brochure.


Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 11:00 a.m.
Cocktails: 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.

Day Includes:

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Putting contest with a chance to win a cash prize
  • Chance to win $10,000 at our hole-in-one contest
  • Silent auction featuring many exciting items
  • Awards for all top foursomes
  • Box lunch, cocktail hour and dinner

Conducted by the NEIU Foundation since 2009, the event has raised over $250,000 for student scholarships.

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation’s annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event is held annually in memory of former athletic director and golf coach Charles "Chuck" Kane. Chuck Kane scholarships have supported more than 135 students, a group known as The Second 9, since 1973.

The tournament has drawn a number of notable alumni over the years, including NBA referee Danny Crawford and former MLB pitcher Alan Hargesheimer. 

Featured Alumni Speaker, Marc Buslik

Featured speaker Marc Buslik

Commander Marc Buslik (B.A. ’88 Criminal Justice) is a 36-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and is currently the liaison to the U.S. Department of Justice during their civil rights investigation of the CPD.  Previously he was the District Commander of the 14th (Shakespeare) District. A member of the FBI’s Terrorism Liaison Officers Committee, he was also on the Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force. Marc has authored several articles and book chapters on policing and is a nationally recognized expert on the use of police body cameras. Marc is also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Illinois at Chicago, and is pursuing a doctorate in criminology from UIC where he earned an M.A. in Public Administration.

For questions or more information please call Jake Meding, Office of Development, at (773) 442-4223,

Check out photos from the 2015 Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event!

Various photos from the 2015 Chuck Kane golf event

Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, Ill

Check out the course tour!

Beautiful shot of the Chevy Chase Country Club golf course.

The 2016 Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event is generously sponsored in part by:

Dinner Sponsor

Sponsor logo Zaptones

Beverage Cart Sponsors

Sponsor logo Evolution Volleyball Academy      Sponsor logo Kessler Orlean Silver 

Chuck Kane Sponsor

Sponsor logo Chuck Kane Family

Contest Hole Sponsor

American Campus Communities
Thomas F. Power, Jr.

Gift Sponsor

Tom R. Gramins, CPA, PFS

Hole Sponsors

Robert W. Baird and Company
Larry Bernstein and Friends of Jimmy DiMatteo and Doc Waechter
Blue Leaf Lending
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C.
Liesl V. Downey and Michael Downey
The Findley Family in Honor of Melissa Findley Thompson
President Sharon K. Hahs and Dr. Billy G. Hahs, Jr.
Provost Richard Helldobler and Robert E. Brown III
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Department
Melissa Reardon Henry and Brendan Henry
Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Daniel Lopez
Lawton Realty Group, Inc
NEIU Alumni Association
Melba Rodriguez and Angela M. Salas
Signage Plus
Snow Systems
Transystems Transportation
Heather and Tom Truffer

Thank you for additional support from

The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.
Wiliam Pollakov

Portrait of Chuck Kane

Professor Charles "Chuck" Kane was an NEIU athletic director and golf coach.  His colleagues remember him as warm and wonderful man who took great pride in his teaching.


2016 Kane Committee

Jonathan J. Stein, Committee Chair
NEIU Board of Trustees Member
NEIU Alumnus
Inland Real Estate Group, Inc.

Lawrence Bernstein
NEIU Alumnus and Former Student Athlete
Retired NEIU Coach
Anderson Landscape Supply

Max Caviness
NEIU Student pursuing a degree in Political Science and a minor in Media.
2015 Chuck Kane College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Recipient

Sylvia Daniels
NEIU Director of Development

Tom Gramins, CPA
NEIU Foundation Board Presiden

Mike Hines
NEIU Director of Public Relations

Heather Hynds
NEIU Assistant Director of Development

Mark Kipp
NEIU Alumnus amd Retired NEIU Employee

Jake Meding
NEIU Development Officer

Dave Merrill
NEIU Director of Campus Recreation

Jessica Mueller
NEIU Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Jean Potillo
NEIU Alumna and NEIU Director of University Technology Systems

Gina Ridge
NEIU Student pursuing a degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
2015 Gus Ziagos Award Winner

Eric Rojas
NEIU Alumnus
Kale Realty

Dr. William Quinn
NEIU Professor and Chairperson
Health, Physcial Education, Recreation and Atheletics

Ralph Zia
Retired NEIU Assistant Vice President of Facilities


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