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MAYOR OF MATTESON HOSTS INAUGURAL GOLF OUTING

7/18/2018, noon | Updated on 7/18/2018, noon
The inaugural Friends of Sheila Chalmers-Currin Golf Outing will take place on July 19 at the Glenwoodie Golf Club in ...
The inaugural Friends of Sheila Chalmers-Currin Golf Outing will take place on July 19 at the Glenwoodie Golf Club in Glenwood, IL. The event is a fundraiser for the Village of Matteson and offers golf, breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with an opportunity to network with elected officials from Matteson, surrounding communities, and the Southland region as a whole.

MAYOR OF MATTESON HOSTS INAUGURAL GOLF OUTING

BY KATHERINE NEWMAN

The inaugural Friends of Sheila Chalmers-Currin Golf Outing will take place on July 19 at the Glenwoodie Golf Club in Glenwood, IL. The event is a fundraiser for the Village of Matteson and offers golf, breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with an opportunity to network with elected officials from Matteson, surrounding communities, and the Southland region as a whole.

“Our golf outing is something different. I could have just had an event where people get together and eat and drink but here they get together in foursomes and they are actually out there communicating and talking and being a part of what we do in the Southland. I think it’s a good opportunity to network with individuals that have like-minded interests.,” said Sheila Chalmers-Currin, mayor of the Village of Matteson.

There are several different options to participate through golfing with buy-in pricing ranging from $125 for an individual golfer to $3,000 for two foursome groups, hole sponsorship, name recognition on a banner, and promotional recognition. There is also the options of just attending the dinner at the end of the day for $70 per person.

Mayor Chalmers-Currin made it very clear that you don’t have to golf to enjoy this event by saying that many people will just be mingling throughout the day and attending the dinner in the evening.

“Someone that doesn’t golf that would want to come out to the event could come out to talk with several individuals like Senator Hastings who will be there and other individuals that are elected officials and be able to network with them in a more informal environment. I think it’s a good opportunity to just have fun. We are hoping for a beautiful day and we are looking forward to mingling and just being out there having a great time,” said Chalmers-Currin.

Another exciting feature of the fundraising event is the hole-in-one competition that will result in someone winning a new car. Chalmers-Currin said she is lucky to have so many thriving car dealerships in the Village of Matteson and even more lucky that they were all interested in getting involved in the Golf Outing.

“In the Southland, the village of Matteson has more car dealerships than any others so of course they want to be good partners in reference to promoting the idea that we have several car dealerships right here in the Village,” said Chalmers-Currin. “The Village always wants to invite all businesses to be involved and most businesses are supportive of what I’ve been doing in reference in trying to move the village forward.”

This event is a way to have fun while still keeping the conversation focused on the Village of Matteson and the Chicago Southland region as a whole. Chalmers-Currin said this is not an event about individuals working and solving serious issues as they golf, it is more of a time for informal networking and she believes it will be fun for all.