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8th Annual Swing for the Love of It Dave Cope Memorial Golf Tournament


Join us for the 8th Annual Dave Cope “Swing for the Love of It” Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday September 10, 2019!

 

The tournament will be held at WeaverRidge Golf Club in Peoria, Illinois, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a scramble style tournament consisting of 36 teams of four players. A buffet dinner, live and silent auctions and presentation of awards will immediately follow play. Registration for players and sponsors is open so register today!

Schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. – Registration and Lunch
10:00 a.m. – Shotgun Scramble
4:00 p.m. – Live and Silent Auction
4:30 p.m. – Dinner

Proceeds from the event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois. Thank you for your support!

For signage and planning purposes, we would appreciate all sponsor registration and payment by August 9th and all team information by August 30th. Thank you!

Don’t wait, register now!

The Swing for the Love of It Memorial Golf Tournament is in memory of Dave Cope, who formerly owned McDonald’s restaurants in the Peoria Co-op with his wife, Jayne, since 1990. The event is organized by McDonald’s Owner/Operators of the Peoria/Bloomington Co-op. Proceeds of the event will support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois.

Spirit of Peoria Cruisin’ into Grand Opening

Join us on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Peoria, Illinois to cruise into the Grand Opening with us on the Spirit of Peoria!

Proceeds from this event benefit the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. This event will include live music from BraziLioniares, a meal and a wonderful time for all on the water!

Tickets are $50 each; this event is limited to 200 guests. Purchase your ticket today here.

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar on board.

Menu options include the following:

Hamburgers | Hotdogs | Smoked Brisket

Baked Beans | Cole Slaw | Pasta Salad | Potato Salad

Corn on the Cob | Watermelon | Brownies & Cookies

Iced Tea | Lemonade | Water

For questions and additional information, please call (309) 401-2525.

 

Art Gala

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) will host its first Art Gala on November, 2, 2019 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois! We invite you to join us in an exciting one-time event which will feature the artwork to be showcased throughout the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House (RMH).  During the art gala, we will ask patrons to bid on and donate one or more works of art to the Peoria RMH. Artists will in turn be compensated for their efforts to fill the interior space with works creating a warm and comforting House where overnight accommodations and meals are provided at no charge for the families and patients of the local hospitals while their children (ages 0-22) are receiving treatment. The Peoria RMH is currently under construction with an expected completion date of November 30, 2019.  The new RMH will be located in the heart of the medical district, at the corner of Spalding and Monroe Streets, and will be occupied by the families of newborns to teenagers receiving medical care so content should be appropriate for those ages. For additional information, please contact RMHCCI at artshow@rmhc-centralillinois.org or by phone (309) 401-2525! If you are an artist within 200 miles of Peoria and would like to submit artwork for consideration to be displayed in our new Peoria Ronald McDonald House, please visit artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php for more information!

 

3rd Annual Labor Day Ducky Derby

Purchase your duck numbers to participate in the 3rd Annual Labor Day Ducky Derby!

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) will hold their annual Labor Day Ducky Derby on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Knight’s Action Park. Funds raised through donations, sponsorships and duck number purchases will go towards supporting the families served at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois.

Families and individuals are invited to attend this event and watch the Ducky Derby free of charge. Duck numbers can be purchased online at https://rmhc-centralillinois.org/donate-to-ronald-mcdonald-house-charities-of-central-illinois/ or by mailing in the bottom portion of a tear off flyer with check. Flyers can be downloaded and printed out below. Duck numbers are $5 each, with packages of 6, 13, 30 and 50 ducks available for purchase. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winning ducks, and will be contacted immediately after the race. Need not be present to win.

When & Where

Date
Monday, September 2, 2019

Time
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location
Knight’s Action Park
1700 Knights Recreation Dr.
Springfield, IL  62711

About
A celebrity duck derby will take place at 10:45 a.m. featuring local politicians, servicemen/women, radio and news personalities, community leaders, etc. Waterpark tickets are not required to watch the Labor Day Ducky Derby. The waterpark will open at 10:00 a.m. the day of the derby, and discounted admission of  will be offered with proof of duck chance purchase. You can buy passes to the waterpark at: https://knightsactionpark.ltibooking.com/.

Questions can be directed to br@rmhc-centralillinois.org.

This event is presented by HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, and is hosted by Knight’s Action Park. Knight’s Action Park is located at 1700 Knight’s Recreation Dr., in Springfield Illinois. Additional information and Frequently Asked Questions are available online at rmhc-centralillinois.org/ducky-derby.

Peoria House First Responsers Hero Room

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois is building a Ronald McDonald House® in Peoria, IL that will feature 22 mini-suites for families, including a First Responders Hero Room suite! This room is uniquely designed with custom first responders’ memorabilia to encourage and inspire families whose children are using Peoria’s state of the art medical facilities. A unique feature of the hero room will be an honorary PATCH WALL DISPLAY, and we want your department's patch to be displayed!

Click here for the informational flyer!

Getting your department's patch displayed is easy! All you need to do is raise/donate a minimum of $200 and send us your department's personalized patch and donation! See sponsorship levels below!

To submit your donations, you can visit https://rmhc-centralillinois.org/donate-to-ronald-mcdonald-house-charities-of-central-illinois/ or mail a check and your patch to:

Attn: Julie Locke
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois
P.O. Box 5354
Peoria, IL 61601

Sponsorship Levels 

Bronze Level Sponsor $200+  Includes your department's patch displayed on the First Responders Hero Room.

Silver Level Sponsor $700+  Includes your department's patch displayed on the First Responders Hero Room and a 4x8 personalized brick on the Pathway to Hope! Your 4x8 brick can be personalized with 3 lines of 16 characters.

Gold Level Sponsor $2,700+ Includes your department's patch displayed on the First Responders Hero Room and a 8x8 personalized brick on the Pathway to Hope! Your 8x8 brick can be personilzed with either a simple logo or 6 lines of 16 characters. (limited amount of 8x8 bricks remain)

Click here for your Pathway to Hope brick form!

 

The deadline to submit your patches is October 1st, 2019 so it can be displayed when we officially open in late fall of 2019! If you have any questions please contact Julie Locke by phone at (309) 360-9168 or by email at julie@thedaxfoundation.org.

25th Annual Ronald McDonald House® Golf Classic

Join us on Monday, June 10, 2019 for the 25th Annual Ronald McDonald House® Golf Classic at Piper Glen Golf Club! Registration is open here: rmhc-centralillinois.org

We are seeking sponsors, players and donations of raffle and silent auction items from now until May 31st. Please consider participating this year at a sponsorship level, or gather a team of four golfers. As a sponsor and/or participant, you will help our charity keep families close at a critical time in their child’s life. Complete your sponsorship and register yourself or your team today! You can register and find out more information online, or give us a call at 217-528-3314.

When & Where

Date
Monday, June 10, 2019

Time
8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location
Piper Glen Golf Club
7112 Piper Glen Dr.
Springfield, IL 62711

Golfers at 2018 Golf Classic

About
We will have two flights again this year– an 8:00 a.m. morning and a 1:00 p.m. afternoon flight!
(we will make every effort to accommodate your flight preference)

Schedule of Events:
6:30 a.m. – Check-in for AM flight (includes continental breakfast)
8:00 a.m. – Shotgun start for A.M. Flight
11:30 a.m. – Check-in for PM flight
12:00 p.m. – Buffet lunch (both AM & PM golfers)
1:15 p.m. – Shotgun start for P.M. Flight
5:00 p.m. – Cocktail hour (all welcome; time approximate)

Scramble format, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, course games, mulligans, plus raffle and silent auction!

Raise the Beam Event for Peoria Ronald McDonald House®

 

May 6, 2019 marks a milestone day for the Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. We’re raising a bright yellow beam into place, capping off the structure to the main entryway to the House! This event will take place at the Peoria RMH construction site, located at the corner of Spalding Avenue and NE Monroe Street. To help us celebrate, we’re asking you to come out, sign the beam and show your support for the Peoria RMH. Come for all or part of the event!

Major donors beam signing
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Public beam signing (a $10 donation is suggested)
11:00 a.m. – 11:30
Beam raised into place
11:30 a.m. - Noon

Kids receiving care at area hospitals will also get a chance to sign the entrance beam! In celebration of Mother’s Day and the families we will be serving, we’ll be transporting a 10ft x 8ft beam to the lobby at the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois where children receiving care will sign the beam. Watch the happenings LIVE on Friday, May 10 at 11:00a.m. – Noon and see the second radiant beam take up residence at the Peoria RMH.

To learn more about how you can help our Peoria and Springfield Ronald McDonald Houses in 2019, please contact Kelly Thompson, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois, at 309-401-2525 or kt@rmhc-centralillinois.org. Together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of sick children and their families!

 

4th Annual Glow Run 5k

Join us for the 4th Annual Glow Run on Friday, May 3, 2019, presented by the RMHCCI Teen Counci!

Proceeds from the run support the House and the families we serve! At the House we provide families with the essentials of home for as long as they need, at no cost to them. Support of our Glow Run through sponsorships, donations and participation directly impacts our charity and those we serve!

*Please note this is a fun run/walk, not a competitive one!

Date and Time: Friday, May 3, 2019. Check-in starts at 7p.m., race starts at 8 p.m.

Location: Hope Pavilion in Southwind Park 4965 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62703

Fee: $30 for Adults 18+ (includes t-shirt, and swag bag), $20 for students ages 12-18, kids 12 and under FREE ($10 for a t-shirt)

Proceeds: All proceeds from this event go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois

What to wear: Course will be covered in black lights, so white and neon colors are recommended. You’re welcome to bring glow sticks and similar items! Have fun with it!!

Please note that shirts can not be guaranteed for registrations after April 22nd.

8th Annual Dave Cope Swing for the Love of It Memorial Golf Tournament


Join us for the 8th Annual Dave Cope “Swing for the Love of It” Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday September 10, 2019!

 

The tournament will be held at WeaverRidge Golf Club in Peoria, Illinois, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a scramble style tournament consisting of 36 teams of four players. A buffet dinner, live and silent auctions and presentation of awards will immediately follow play. Registration for players and sponsors is open so register today!

Schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. – Registration and Lunch
10:00 a.m. – Shotgun Scramble
4:00 p.m. – Live and Silent Auction
4:30 p.m. – Dinner

Proceeds from the event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois. Thank you for your support!

For signage and planning purposes, we would appreciate all sponsor registration and payment by August 9th and all team information by August 30th. Thank you!

Don’t wait, register now!

The Swing for the Love of It Memorial Golf Tournament is in memory of Dave Cope, who formerly owned McDonald’s restaurants in the Peoria Co-op with his wife, Jayne, since 1990. The event is organized by McDonald’s Owner/Operators of the Peoria/Bloomington Co-op. Proceeds of the event will support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois.

All-In Donation Day

Join us on March 21st for our first All-In Donation Day!

We have a goal to raise $20,000 in one day for families at the House! Help support the day by spreading the word using #AllinforRonaldMcDonaldHouse and texting RONALD to 700-00 to give all day! Your donation will help families to stay close together while their child is receiving critical medical care away from home, just like the Ellis family. Read their story here and learn how the House was able to keep them close to each other and to the care their girls needed.

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