Tee Up 4 Charity to benefit Pioneer Center for Human Services in McHenry

PRAIRIE GROVE – Get the golf clubs out.

The 2017 Tee Up 4 Charity best ball scramble will take place Friday, with all proceeds going to the Pioneer Center for Human Services in McHenry.

The golf scramble will be held at Prairie Isle Golf Course, 2216 Route 176, Prairie Grove. Registration opens at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start begins at 12:30 p.m.

It will be hosted by STAR Charities, a nonprofit created to help community causes by providing assistance through donations and education. STAR, which stands for “sharing time and resources,” is sponsored by Progressive Components in Wauconda and is run entirely by volunteers.

The charity event will include 18 holes of golf followed by a dinner. The cost to attend is $100 a person, and included in the entry fee will be a golf cart, boxed lunch, group photo, gift bag and hole prizes.

The cost for guests who only attend the dinner is $25 a person.

Dinner, raffles and prizes will begin at 5:30 p.m. Raffle prizes will include Cubs-related auction items.

“It’s a great event with a great cause, and everybody in McHenry County knows the Pioneer Center and the good that they do. We are honored to help out,” STAR Charities Director Erick Robbins said.

The Pioneer Center for Human Services provides direct services to thousands of individuals as well as education and outreach to schools and community organizations, reaching more than 10,000 additional people.

This will be the fourth consecutive year the STAR Charities Tee Up 4 Charity event is benefiting the Pioneer Center, Robbins said.

Last year’s event raised more than $10,000, and the event has raised more than $36,000 in the past three years for the Pioneer Center.

Those interested can register online at

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