HIGHLAND PARK – On Monday, August 7, 2017, College Bound Opportunities (CBO) hosted its 5th Annual Tees for Degrees Golf Outing at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, Illinois. Presented by Victory Park Capital and Giordano’s, this sold-out event raised $115,000 to support CBO’s mission to engage and assist under-served students in fulfilling their college dream.
“We are so thankful to the 45 sponsors and 124 golfers who joined us on Monday to support CBO’s amazing Scholars,” said Eddie Leshin, Chair of the outing and a CBO mentor. “The entire day was outstanding from the weather to the contests on the course and, especially, our student caddies who got to meet all the guests. It was a great day for a great cause!”
Golfers participated in several Par 3 challenges on the course with two guests winning brand new golf clubs and one guest winning a trip to the 2018 Masters. Guests also enjoyed food and drinks provided by Marcello’s North and Constellation Brands. The outing was also sponsored by Consilio, First Bank of Highland Park, AFN, Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable, DiVinci Painters, Elite Staffing, Hollis Cobb, Mazzetta Company, LLC, MEDIQUS Asset Advisors, Inc., Much Shelist, and Vivaldi Capital Management.
Daniel Arias, a CBO Scholar and rising sophomore at the University of Illinois, caddied at the event and shared some of his story with guests. “CBO has given me the necessary skills to get into college and succeed there. CBO prepared me for the Chick Evans scholarship application and interview. Without their help, I wouldn’t have been granted a full tuition scholarship to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This blessing was a culmination of all the hard work and sacrificing that my parents have done with the goal of improving our family’s way of life. I know there are still challenges ahead of me, but I know with CBO on my side I’ll come out on top.”
Submitted by College Bound Opportunities
College Bound Opportunities (CBO) mentors economically disadvantaged students to unleash their potential, graduate college, pursue meaningful professions, and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. CBO currently supports 75 high school students, 112 college students attending more than 35 colleges and universities across the country, and more than 200 active community volunteers. CBO is also proud of its 87 college graduates, all of whom are currently employed or pursuing graduate degrees. Accepting students from Buffalo Grove High School, Deerfield High School, Highland Park High School, Lake Forest High School, and Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan, CBO achieves its goals by offering 1:1 mentoring, in addition to providing academic and financial support for college. Learn more at cbo4success.org or find us on Facebook.