Michael Phelps, world’s most decorated Olympian, and Jason Day, one of the world’s top golfers joined forces again in historic Saint Charles, Illinois to host the 2nd Annual Golf.Give.Gala, presented by ALE Solutions, to raise funds for their respective foundations on May 20-21, 2018. Golf.Give.Gala kick-off was on Sunday, May 20, with a star-studded gala, silent and live auction held at the historic Hotel Baker with a concert to follow at Chicago’s treasured Arcada Theatre. The celebrity golf outing was held Monday, May 21 at the legendary Saint Charles Country Club, a premier private 18-hole course, founded in 1924.
“We are thrilled to once again host Michael and Jason for the second annual Golf.Give.Gala. Last year was a great success as the St. Charles community was extremely generous with their support. Raising funds to benefit these two worthy Foundations touches my heart.” Rowena Zimmers, Founder and President of ALE Solutions.
Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Michael Phelps Foundation and Jason and Ellie Day’s Brighter Days Foundation as well as support several local causes. The Michael Phelps Foundation will be partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elgin to implement the Foundation’s im Program, a world-class curriculum for swimming, healthy living and goal setting. In addition, the Foundation has committed to providing support for the upcoming St. Charles Aquatic Center.
“We are excited to give back to St. Charles and the surrounding area. We are working with local organizations that share our mission to help grow the sport of swimming and encourage healthy lifestyles, especially for children. We look forward to providing grants and implementing our im Program with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elgin and St. Charles Special Recreation as well as supporting the planned St. Charles Aquatic Center,” said Michael Phelps, Founder of the Michael Phelps Foundation.
The Brighter Days Foundation provides funding and resources to deserving projects, organizations and families in need to ensure everyone has a chance for a brighter day and a brighter future. The Brighter Days Foundation will be providing support and a grant a St. Charles shelter, the Lazarus House.
“It’s an honor to participate in Golf.Give.Gala. and use the proceeds to impact life-changing charities in the St. Charles area. This year, Brighter Days Foundation has partnered with Lazarus House, an organization whose work of providing safe shelter, food, and a range of support services for men, women and children in need of help greatly aligns with our mission and personal values.” –Jason Day
ALE Solutions is the nation’s leader in providing temporary housing to policyholders displaced from their homes due to fire, hurricane, tornado and earthquake. Founded in 2001, ALE Solutions receives anywhere between 4,000-6,000 housing requests each month and has provided housing to thousands of families and has been involved in every major disaster across the U.S. More recently, ALE housed thousands of families due Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the recent California Wildfires. ALE Solutions celebrated its 17 year anniversary and moved into their new 40,000-square-foot corporate office in downtown St. Charles, IL. For more information, visit www.alesolutions.com or call (866)885-9785.
The Michael Phelps Foundation is focused on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthy and active lives, especially for children. Founded in 2008, the foundation has provided their learn to swim, healthy eating and goal setting curriculum to over 17,000 people around the world by partnering with the Special Olympics and Boys & Girls Club of America. They also support the Level Field Fund – Swimming, because opportunities to pursue excellence in sport should not be limited by an athlete’s financial situation. For more information please visit www.michaelphelpsfoundation.org
The Brighter Days Foundation provides funding and resources to deserving projects and organizations in Central Ohio whose missions match Jason and Ellie Day’s desire to help families in need. Brighter Days Foundation exists to ensure that everyone has a chance for a brighter day and brighter future. Additional information is available at www.brighterdaysfoundation.com.