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13th Annual
Swinging for the Sisters Golf Outing 


The golf outing was held at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont.

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago held their 13th annual Swinging for the Sisters Golf Outing on June 15, at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont. This year we were blessed with beautiful weather as 114 golfers came out to support the Sisters' ministries.

The golfers began the day with breakfast prepared by the staff at Ruffled Feathers. After breakfast they participated in a "Closest to the Hole Putting Challenge." Each golfer was given a ball with a number on it. They all then stood in a circle and putted at the same time.  Once the golf balls settled and stopped rolling (and bouncing off each other) the closest ball was picked and Father Bob Lucas was the winner. 


After the putting game, the golfers lined up in their golf carts to get ready to start the outing. Sister M. Francis Clare Radke gave the opening remarks and prayers and then wished the golfers good luck. The golfers then drove in their golf carts to their assigned holes. The weather was perfect all day.


After the outing was finished, the golfers were served lunch. The award winners for various golf contests held during the outing were announced. Adam Gregory won both the 'Longest Putt Challenge' and the 'Longest Drive Challenge' and Alec Melone won the 'Closest to the Pin Challenge'. Team Matrex won the best overall team score at the outing. A raffle was held and a split-the-pot money drawing was held. All donations received will help support the Sisters and their ministries. 


Sr. M. Francis Clare Radke, Sr. Jean Marie Toriskie, and Sr. Emilie Marie Lesniak. 

The Sisters thank all who participated, volunteered, and the following generous sponsors and donors:

Respect Sponsors:  Karen Larson, LSV Asset Management (James Owens), and Polsinelli (James M. Broeking)

Service Sponsors:  Assurance Agency LLC (John Storto),  D.A. Davidson & Co. (Amy Hayman), Synergy (Tony Alessi), and the Umanskiy Family

Dedicated Sponsors:  Henry Bros. Co. (William H. Callaghan, Jr.)          

Golf Ball Sponsor:  The Flooring Guys (Tom Hastings)

Also thank you to the following Hole Sponsors & Donors: 

The Flooring Guys (Tom Hastings), Chapman and Cutler LLP (John Bibby), Henry Bros. Co. (William H. Callaghan, Jr.), 

Synergy Construction Group LLC, (Tony Alessi), Tom Callahan Plumbing Co., Inc., (Oscar Gutierrez), Karen Larson, LSV Asset Management (James Owens), Plante Moran (Ed Slack), Zentel Tech (Paul Hayes), RDG Planning & Design, Inc. (Kelley Hoffman)


Before the golf outing started, the golfers participated in a "Closest to the Hole Putting Challenge."


(Left) Father Bob Lucas won the putting challenge. (Middle) Sister Francis Clare Radke addresses the golfers before the outing. (Right)  President and CEO Regina Umanskiy and Chief Operations Officer Karen Larson of Franciscan Ministries smile with golfers
from Team Larson. 


114 golfers participated in the outing. It was a beautiful day on the course at Ruffled Feathers.  


(Left) Tracy Shearer, Franciscan Ministries and Ryan Elinkowski, St. Jude House smile with Sr. Cindy Drozd. Sr. Cindy participated in the 'Beat the Nun Challenge' again this year. (Middle) The geese take a break to watch the golf outing. (Right) Thank you to Belinda Alicea and Vicki Olsen for all their work during the golf outing.  


(Left) After golfing, everyone met in the dining room at Ruffled Feathers for the luncheon and the prize raffle. 
(Right)  Staff members from Franciscan Ministries attend the luncheon after the outing. 


(Left) Adam Gregory won both the Longest Putt Challenge and the Longest Drive Challenge.  (Middle) Alec Melone won the Closest to the Pin Challenge. Team Matrex won the best team round at the outing. 

Foursome Photos - To get a copy of your foursome group photo, click on your photo below and then click 'save as' to save a copy.   

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Team 2 - Affiliated Customer

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Team 4 - Birk Plumbing

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Team 6 - Chapman and Cutler

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Team 8 - Franciscan Ministries

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Team 11 - J. Hassert

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Team 13 - Larson

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Team 15 - Matrex

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Team 17 - Mueller Roofing

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Team 19 - Plante Moran

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Team 21 - Sosin Arnold

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Team 23 - Sullivan

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Team 25 - The Flooring Guys

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Team 27 - Zentel

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Team 3 - Assurance

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Team 5 - Caring Community

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Team 7 - Englewood Construction

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Team 10 - Garvey

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Team 12 - Lantry

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Team 14 - Lucas

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Team 16 - Metropolitan Fire

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Team 18 - O'Hare Mechanical

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Team 20 - Raj Team

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Team 22 - Storcom

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Team 24 - Synergy

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Team 26 - The Flooring Guys

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Team 28 - Callahan Plumbing


Thank you again to all who attended!!  See you next year! 

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