Heart Haven Hosts 'Christmas in July' Golf Outing and Dinner

Organization supports struggling teens in Bolingbrook, Romeoville.

Credit: Submitted photo
Credit: Submitted photo
Submitted by Heart Haven Outreach:

Heart Haven Outreach, fondly referred to as H2O,  will host its 11th Annual “Christmas in July” Golf Outing and Dinner Event on July 16, at the Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodéo Drive. 

The event is the primary fundraiser for the non-profit organization, which has been providing support and mentoring to struggling teens in the greater Bolingbrook/Romeoville area for the past 10 years.  

The organization was originally founded by community leaders to curb suspensions and expulsions in the high schools through support groups, one-on-one mentoring, character education programs, and healthy recreational activities. According to staff, the organization has reached out and transformed the lives of over 1200 teens since opening its doors. 

For the second year in a row, the Presenting Sponsor for the event is WeatherTech. Through the generosity of WeatherTech and other businesses in the area, the organization is able to offer a phenomenal “Christmas in July” event complete with decorated Christmas trees, a Santa House and a Candy Land.  

Golf registration will begin at 11 a.m. with a cook-out lunch served under the tent.  A “Best Ball” golf Tournament will take place on the state of the art, 18-hole Arthur Hill designed Bolingbrook Golf Course with a 12:30 p.m. shot-gun start. The First Place Foursome will go home with an elegant “crystal” traveling trophy. Besides golf, there will be plenty of contests, prizes, and fun on many of the holes during the day. 

Individuals not inclined to golfing can still support Heart Haven Outreach by attending the Social Hour and Dinner Event following the golf tournament.  For only $50 before event or $65 at the door, tickets are available to attend this entertaining night of socializing, eating, and networking.  

Tickets to the dinner event are included in the golf registration ($150 per person). 

The evening’s activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour hosted by some of Bolingbrook’s favorite places including Gordon Biersch, Nancy’s Pizza, and Winestyles.  In addition an ice sculpture Martini Luge and a popcorn station will be available during the social hour.  

After whetting their appetites at the social hour, guests are invited to stroll down the Main Street of Restaurants for a “Taste of Bolingbrook.” Included in the Main Street “Taste” are such favorites as bd's Mongolian Grill, Olive Garden, Tailgaters Sports-Bar, Bar Louie, Ashbury’s, Long horn Steak House, Say Beignet, and of course, the Nest .  A fabulous dessert station with Andy’s Frozen Custard, a Chocolate Dipping Fountain, a Candy Land station, and a coffee bar round out the “Taste."

 “Christmas in July” would not be complete without presents. The event will also include a Silent Auction, Live Auction and a Chinese Auction where guests can bid on items to start their Christmas shopping early.   Some of the items being auctioned off will be sought after Chicago sports tickets, a Traeger Wood Pellet Grill complete with a chef for one spectacular evening, concert tickets, and sports memorabilia. 

All of this for a great charity – Heart Haven OutReach, a safe haven for high school teens experiencing struggles and challenges in their lives (i.e., loneliness, relationship issues, low self-esteem, bullying, anger issues, problems at school, etc.).  Heart Haven Out Reach, or H2O, is a place where teens can come to talk through their problems, build supportive, caring relationships and learn that they do not have to face their struggles alone.

For more information, to sponsor the event, or to make a golf or dinner reservation, please visit http://hearthavenoutreach.org  or call 630-226-8403.  



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