Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Marklund’s Golf Classic on Thursday, June 2nd,
at the renowned Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, Lemont, IL.

See below for details!

Sponsorships and Foursome Packages

All golfers receive 18 holes of golf with cart, premium goody bag, meals, snacks, and open bar. All golfers shot-gun at 11 a.m.  Dubsdread foursomes will stroke play after their shot-gun and be part of the Annual Porter Cup championship!

The Porter Cup Trophy will be presented to the lowest scoring foursome competing on Dubsdread and kept by the winner until a new champion is crowned the following year. In honor of our 40th Anniversary, the winners will also get entrance into the Illinois Open Pro-Am on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at White Eagle in Naperville. Three of you will have the chance to golf with one of the hottest Pros in the field for an exclusive day of televised golf. 

$10,000 RUBY RED 40th Anniversary Sponsor

Exclusive sponsor will honor Marklund’s 40th year on the links. Includes one foursome on Dubsdread. Logo on all collaterals, cart sheets, event signage, e-blasts and website. Hole sign on each course. Exclusive pre-event golf lesson with your foursome and our Lady Pros, so you’re ready to win the Porter Cup trophy!

$7,500 Goody Bag Sponsor

$5,000 Presenting Live Scoring Sponsor – One sponsor exclusive

Your logo on the Golf Genius scoring app, where you’ll be part of the live leader board excitement. This new, safer way to score allows golfers to keep score on their own phones to avoid printed scorecards or pencils. Includes one foursome on Course 1. Plus, logo on all event e-blasts, website and
cart sheets. 

$4,500 Beat the Pro & Mission Hole Sponsor – One sponsor exclusive on each course

Your company will sponsor our mission hole where golfers will be asked to make their “annual gift” to Marklund, with an opportunity to beat the Lady Pros for prizes, including United Airlines tickets. Sponsor to donate five prizes valued at $100 each for anyone who beats the pro’s drive. Pro and Marklund staff will wear your branded shirts, hats or other apparel for maximum exposure. Logo on all event e-blasts, website and cart sheets. One-day social media “Fundraising Friday” campaign to promote and highlight our partnership, includes logo, tags, and photos on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Includes one foursome on Course 1. 

$4,000 Dubsdread Foursome ($1,000 individual golfer)

One foursome on Dubsdread. Shot-gun start with straight 18-hole play. Logo included on sponsor signage at 18th hole. Includes participation in the Annual Porter Cup championship. 

Dubsdread PLAYER ADD ONS: 

$50 Fore Caddy per foursome.

$50 SUPER TICKET: Per player cost, provides full access to all on-course competitions.

$250 PURPLE BALL CHALLENGE: Your foursome gets one Marklund purple ball. Someone different has to drive it every hole. Bring the ball back at the end of your round in exchange for a chance to win BIG PRIZES for your entire foursome!

$3,500 Course 1 Package

One foursome on Course 1, one hole sign, and four Super Tickets for player access to all on-course competitions. 

$3,000 Bar Sponsor

Logo at bars under the tent, sangria tent on Course 1, and at the holes on Course 1 and Dubs where adult beverages will be available throughout the day. Logo on all event e-blasts, website and cart sheets. 

$3,000 Golf Cart Sponsor

Logo on all golf carts on Course 1 and Dubsdread, event e-blasts, website and cart sheets. 

$2,800 Course 1 Foursome ($700 individual golfer)

COURSE 1 PLAYER ADD ON: 

$50 SUPER TICKET: Per player cost, provides full access to all on-course competitions.

$250 PURPLE BALL CHALLENGE: Your foursome gets one Marklund purple ball. Someone different has to drive it every hole. Bring the ball back at the end of your round in exchange for a chance to win BIG PRIZES for your entire foursome!

$2,500 Driving Range Sponsor

Logo on signage at the driving range, event e-blasts, website and cart sheets. 

$2,500 Food Sponsor

Logo at the “All-Inclusive BBQ” holes on Course 1 and Dubsdread where food will be available throughout the day. Logo on all event e-blasts, website and cart sheets. 

$1,500 E-Bidding Sponsor

Logo on the e-bidding site where all golfers and virtual guests will register, view auction items, place bids, and check out. Logo on all event e-blasts, website and cart sheets. 

$1,000 Fund-In-Need Sponsor

FORTY (40) gifts at $1,000 each to reach our $40,000 ANNIVERSARY goal. Your support will help cover the gap in funding for resident care.

$750 Hole Activity Sponsor 

Underwrite the on-course competitions on Course 1 and Dubsdread. Each company will have a personally sponsored hole with branded signage, company name on cart sheets with contest rules, and logo on contest trackers when applicable. Choose from longest putt, longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin, and many more challenges and games. Sponsor must provide a winner’s prize worth $500 or more for their designated hole.  

$500 Hole Sign 

Scoring Awards In-Kind Sponsor

Donate TWENTY (20)- $100 gift cards to all your favorite places for our awards ceremony. Gift cards can include restaurants, sporting goods stores, Binny’s and more! Logo on all event e-blasts, website and cart sheets, plus recognition during awards ceremony. 

40 years never looked so good, from dunk tanks and wine & bourbon contests, to Beat the Pros, cigar rolling and tons of team contests throughout the day, this Golf Classic 40th anniversary event is the PAR-tee you don’t want to miss.

A Golf Classic favorite, the Purple Ball contest will be back! Get your ball at check-in for $250. Your foursome gets one purple ball to use throughout the round. Someone different must drive and use it on every hole. Bring the ball back at the end of your round in exchange for a chance to win big prizes for your entire foursome!

GOLF TOURNAMENT HISTORY

In 1983, Paul Greening, local community member, chaired the “First Annual Marklund Home Invitational Golf Tournament” held at Itasca County Club.  There were 42 golfers and the event broke even.  In 1984, the event was co-sponsored by the Addison Kiwanis Club, and was officially renamed the “Stan Haverkampf Memorial Golf Outing,” named after our co-founder who passed away in 1977.  NFL Hall-of-Famer Gale Sayers began hosting the golf outing in 1988, and in 1990 Marklund founder Claire Haverkampf agreed to rename the event “The Gale-Sayers Marklund Golf Tournament.”  White Sox legend Minnie Minoso was in attendance.  Since then, many former professional athletes have supported the Marklund golf outing including Bob Love of the Chicago Bulls, Dan Hampton, Emery Moorehead and Bob Avellini of the Chicago Bears, Billy Williams, Randy Hundley and Rich Nye of the Chicago Cubs, Stan Mikita of the Chicago Blackhawks, and Jack Perconte and Eric Soderholm of the Chicago White Sox, to name a few.

In 2017, the 35th Annual Golf Classic moved to a new venue, the renowned Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, IL, where golfers now have the opportunity to play on the championship Dubsdread Course for the Porter Cup trophy and title. Over 200 golfers play during the event in support of Marklund’s mission.

 

Event Co-Chairs
Bud Porter and Nick Porter

Honorary Chairs
Jim Porter and
  George Webster

Event Committee
Tim Adkins
“JD” Jim Descourouez
Ron Drews, Jr.
Santina Gearhart
Tim Kueker
Joe Mattia
Joey Mattia

Richie Mattia
David Pierro
Stephanie Porter
Mark Ratay
Chris Rion
Kevin Roche
Bill Santo

Auction Committee
George Fako
Peggy Szarzynski