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Bearing down for the ServiceMaster outing

Four former Chicago Bears will be attending the ServiceMaster Restoration by DSI Charity Golf Outing for the American Red Cross on July 26 at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course.

The lineup includes former Bears Emery Moorehead, Steve McMichael, Michael Richardson and Dwayne Bates, the athletic director at LaSalle-Peru High School.

Registration and lunch starts at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $65 per person. For more information, call 800-954-9444.

Princeton Open: The Greater Princeton City Open Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 3-4. It includes 18 holes at Wyaton Hills on Saturday, and 18 holes at Hunter’s Ridge on Sunday. Registration forms are at all local golf courses. The format is the same as last year.

IVCC Foundation Outing: The 17th annual Illinois Valley Community College Foundation Golf Outing, “Murder in the Fairways,” will be held Friday at Spring Creek Golf Course. Golfers will have the chance to participate in a make-believe murder mystery. They will have the chance to obtain clues to figure out who did it, where they did it and with what weapon. Golfers who solve the murder will help a student with their education.

Check-in is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost of the four-person scramble is $65 per golfer and includes a continental breakfast, nine holes, contests, lunch and flight prizes.

A $25 “no-hassle” party package is available. The package includes 50 raffle tickets,  a chance at two $5,000 hole-in-one prizes, a chance to be the one golfer who attempts a 50-foot putt for $2,500 and other non-golf games at various holes.

Hometown National Bank of LaSalle is the event’s title sponsor. The Foundation welcomes tee and cart sponsors as well. Cash gifts and donations of items for the event are appreciated. Payment and registration deadline is Wednesday. For information, call Susan Monroe at (815) 224-0253.

Chip shots: The fourth annual Jay Braida Memorial Golf Open will be held Saturday at Hunter’s Ridge. All proceeds of this year’s event will go to Danny Gelsomino, a 1987 Princeton High School graduate and father of two, battling cancer. For more information, visit jaybraidamemorial@gmail.com or check its Facebook page. ...

The 31st annual Jimmy D Golf Day will be held Sunday at Spring Creek and Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby. Golgers play in sixsomes. The golfer donation is $100 if paid on Saturday. The outing is named for Jimmy DeAngelo, who died in 1983 at the age of 37 after fighting cancer. The proceeds from this event will be devoted to the building of the surgical center currently under construction St. Margaret’s Hospital. Last year’s event raised $20,480 and in 30 years has raised more than $620,000. For more information, call Diane Janz at 815-664-7260.

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