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The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago held their 8th annual Swinging for the Sisters golf outing on May 16th at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont. Over ninety golfers came out to enjoy a full day of golf on a beautiful spring day. This year the golf outing was held earlier in the morning rather than its usual afternoon, where the golfers could enjoy breakfast before they hit the course. After breakfast, Sister M. Bernadette Bajuscik, the General Minister of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, welcomed the golfers with opening remarks, a short prayer and then wished them good luck. The golfers then drove to their assigned starting holes.

Throughout the day, the golfers were blessed with perfect golfing weather. After the golfers were done, Sister Jeanne Marie Toriskie lead the group in a pre-lunch prayer and thanked them for their continued support of the Sisters and their ministries: Madonna Foundation, and St. Jude House. Everyone enjoyed a delicious barbecue lunch provided by the staff at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. After lunch a prize raffle was held. The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago would also like to thank George Ferrell and William Callaghan Jr. of Henry Bros. Co. for their continued support and being a major Franciscan level sponsor again this year.


The Sisters would also like to thank all who participated, volunteered and the following level sponsors:

Golf Outing Committee: George Ferrell, Tom Mason, Janet Borth, Vicki Olsen, and Tim McLaughlin
Franciscan Sponsor: Henry Bros. - George Ferrell and William Callaghan Jr.
Dedicated Donor Sponsor: Huntington National Bank - James O'Brien
Service Sponsor:
O'Hare Mechanical Contractors Inc. - Tom Gregory and Jeffrey Gurosh
Joyful Giver Sponsor: Assurance - John Storto
Respect Sponsor: LSV Asset Management - James Owen
Joyful Spirit Sponsor: Pacific Asset Management - Michael Spitler
Beverage Sponsor: Kelly Nissan - Ryan Kelly; Golf Ball Underwriter: The Flooring Guys

Breakfast Sponsor: Huntington Bank; Lunch Sponsor: LSV Asset Management
Event Sponsor: O'Hare Mechanical; Cart Sponsor: Pacific Asset Management

Thank you to the following sponsors and donors: Accel Entertainment Gaming, LLC, Action Fence Contractor, AG Architecture, Anchor Capital Advisors Assurance Agency-Main Lunch Sponsor,
BB&T Capital Markets, Greg & Donna Belback, Birk Plumbing, Pat and Joe Budzyn,
Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce, Callahan Plumbing, Codeco Design, John Glover, Great Lake Advisors, John Grele, Henry Brothers, Huntington Bank, J. Hassert Landscaping, Joseph Duffy Construction, Kathy Kelly, Kelly Nissan, Ken Wilson Paving and Asphalt, Craig Lederman, Lemont Family Dental, Meany, Inc.,
Nania Energy, John Durso/Nixon Peabody, Norton & Sons, Oak Ridge Investments, Peppers Lemont Auto,
Plante Moran, Ridge Landscaping, River Road Tops, Symbria/Alliance Rehab, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley, Ron Tinsley, Rich and Connie Truesdale, Unidine Corporation, Window Works

Thank you to the following who donated raffle prizes: Belinda Alicea, Big Run Country Club, Bob Campbell Photography, Cog Hill Country Club, John Durso, 3 Corners Bar & Grill, Gelsosomos Pizzeria,
Gleneagles Country Club, Granite City Grill, Hauptman Jewelers, Old Oak Country Club. Vicki Olsen,
Ruffled Feathers Country Club



Thank you to following Hole Sponsors:

Action Fence Contractors -
Don Ziegler
AG Architecture - Jeff Hoffmann
Anchor Capital Advisors -
William Rice and John Boles
Assurance Agency - John Storto
Callahan Plumbing - Phil Sullivan
Franciscan Ministries - John Glover
Franciscan Ministries - Ron Tinsley
Franciscan Ministries -
Rich and Connie Truesdale
Franciscan Sisters of Chicago - John Grele
Great Lake Advisors - Tom Kiley
Henry Bros. Co. -
William Callaghan, Jr. and George Ferrell
Huntington National Bank - James O'Brien
Joseph Duffy Construction -
Joe Beuttas and Jerry De Cicco
Kelly Nissan - Ryan Kelly
LSV Asset Management -
Tracy Bolger
Meany, Inc. - Daniel Dominy
Norton Sons Roofing - Mark Norton
O'Hare Mechanical Contractors -
Tom Gregory and Jeffrey Gurosh
Pacific Asset Management - Michael Spitler
Peppers Lemont Auto - Mike Principe
Plante Moran - Ed Slack
Ridge Landscaping - Mark Kennedy
The Flooring Guys - Tom Hastings
TSW/Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley -
Andrea Culver and Tracey Ivey
Unidine Corporation - Richard Schenkel
Window Works - Bolingbrook, IL


Thank you to Sister M. Helene Galuszka for taking photographs of each golf team and all of the photos of the event. Below are all the golf team photos. You may click on the 'Download Here' link and there you can download a large version of your team's photograph. Once you click on the link, the large version of the photograph will appear in a new browser window and you may right click the photo and choose
'Save Picture As' on your computer. You may also receive printed copies. Call (630) 243-3564 or email TMcLaughlin@chicagofranciscans.com to request your copies. Thank you to all who participated this year!



Team #1 - Henry Bros. 1

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Team #2 - Henry Bros. 2

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Team #3 - Henry Bros. 3

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Team #4 - Henry Bros. 4

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Team #5 - Tom Callahan Plumbing

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Team #6 - O'Hare Mechanical

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Team #7 - AG Architecture/BB&T

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Team #8 - J. Hassert Landscaping

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Team #9 - Meany, Inc.

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Team #10 - Nania Energy

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Team #11 - Nixon Peabody

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Team #12 - River Road Tops

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Team #13 - Symbria/Alliance Rehab

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Team #14 - The Flooring Guys

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Team #15 - The Flooring Guys

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Team #16 - Assurance Agency

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Team #17 - Huntington National Bank

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Team #18 - Plante Moran

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Team #19 - Ken Wilson Paving

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Team #20 - Bolingbrook Area Chamber

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Team #21 - Lederman

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Team #22 - Accel Entertainment

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Team #23 - Governors State College

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