Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational Raises $80,000 for Burn Survivor Programs

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At the Illinois Burn Prevention Association’s (IBPA) 21st Annual Burn Prevention Golf Invitational on June 7, $80,000 was raised for burn survivors. One hundred and twenty-eight golfers participated in the event, which was held at an exciting and beautiful new location, Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville.
Money raised from the event was donated to the following organizations:

Money was raised through sponsorships (primarily from members of the fire sprinkler industry), silent auction, and prize raffles. The event now has raised nearly $1.5 million for burn survivor support programs and charities in the last 21 years.
“It was a wonderful event at a terrific location with terrific people. The event cannot be successful without the help and support of many. I personally want to thank all who attended and volunteered,” said Event Chair David Fisher. “We look forward to being back next year at Mistwood and raising more money for our wonderful charities.”

2019-08-14T14:44:03-06:00June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Register for 75th Annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s 75th annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon. The 2015 event is scheduled on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at Bobak’s Signature Events in Woodridge, Illinois. The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition is a presenting sponsor of the event. IFSA Fire Prevention Week Luncheon 1The Fire Prevention Week Luncheon includes a guest speaker, lunch, and networking opportunities. It also highlights and honors those who have gone above and beyond in fire safety and burn prevention, as each year the IFSA receives nominations and presents awards for the categories of Corporate Responsibility, Get Fired Up, Life Safety, Special Recognition, and the Wayne Luecht Memorial Award. This year’s guest speaker is Dave Schury – a husband of twenty-five years, a father to two daughters, and a retired thirty-eight-year employee of ComEd. On April 13, 2000, an electrical explosion inflicted burns to 30 percent of his body. As severe as it was, the accident could have been much worse had Dave not been wearing his personal protective equipment. The events of that day dramatically changed the life of both Dave and his family. Since recovering from the accident, Dave has dedicated his time, effort, and passion to safety and prevention. He also donates his time by volunteering one week every June as a counselor for Camp “I Am Me.” Additionally, Dave has supported burn survivors of all ages at the burn center at Loyola University Medical Center, has received a Jefferson Award for outstanding volunteer work, and established the From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation, which has raised and donated over $120,000 in college scholarships to young burn survivors in Illinois. Dave’s presentation will convey the importance of  behaviors, responsibilities, expectations, and most of all, safety in the workplace. Download the Fire Prevention Week Luncheon Registration Form.]]>

2015-09-15T16:56:19-06:00September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational Celebrates 20 Years; Over $109,500 Raised in 2015

ibpa-2015-1 Committee members of the 20th annual Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational.[/caption] More than $109,500 was raised for burn-injury survivors at the Illinois Burn Prevention Association’s (IBPA) 20th Annual Burn Prevention Golf Invitational. One hundred and fifty-two golfers participated in the event on June 2, which was hosted at Willow Crest Golf Club at the Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook. [caption id="attachment_4324" align="alignright" width="185"]IFSA President Jim Kreher, Past President Jim Saletta, and Executive Director Phil Zaleski accept a check for Camp "I Am Me." ibpa-2015-7ibpa-2015-6ibpa-2015-8ibpa-2015-4 PHOTO 1: IFSA Pres. Jim Kreher, Past Pres. Jim Saletta, and Exec. Dir. Phil Zaleski accept a check for Camp “I Am Me.” PHOTO 2: Dr. Michael Mosier accepts a check for Loyola. PHOTO 3: Founder Dave Schury (right) accepts a check for From Tragedy To Triumph Foundation. PHOTO 4: Exec. Dir. Amy Acton and burn survivor Tony Gonzalez accept a check for Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. PHOTO 5: Chairperson John Viniello accepts a check for Common Voices. PHOTO 6: Pres. Shane Ray accepts a check for NFSA’s education fund.[/caption] For the milestone 20th anniversary of the event, donors raised over 30 percent more than in 2014. Money raised from the event was donated to the following organizations:

Money was raised through sponsorships (primarily from members of the fire sprinkler industry), live and silent auctions, and prize raffles. The event now has raised approximately $1.4 million for burn survivor support programs and charities in the last 20 years. Guest speakers included newly appointed NFSA President Shane Ray and burn survivor Jeff Jordan. Having experienced a burn injury to one-third of his body at the age of only six weeks old, Jordan, now 22 years old, spoke about the invaluable support he has received from some of the golf invitational’s benefiting charities. His experience has led him to advocate for other burn survivors and fire prevention awareness. Jordan now enjoys serving as a motivational speaker at various events throughout the country. [caption id="attachment_4322" align="alignleft" width="165"] Burn survivor Jeff Jordan spoke his experience as an advocate for other burn survivors and fire prevention.[/caption] “Success stories from burn survivors such as Jeff Jordan reaffirm the good that is being done through the proceeds from the Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational,” says Event Chair Fred Kroll. “We are proud to have made a difference in the local and national burn communities for the last 20 years.”  ]]>

2015-06-09T18:33:40-06:00June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Outing Raises More Than $84,000 for Charities

Golfers and volunteers at the Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Outing raised more than $84,000 for burn survivor organizations.[/caption] More than $84,000 was raised for burn-injury survivors at the Illinois Burn Prevention Association’s (IBPA) 19th Annual Burn Prevention Golf Invitational on June 3rd at Willow Crest Golf Club at the Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook. One hundred and thirty-four golfers participated in the event. [caption id="attachment_3889" align="alignright" width="259"] Donations were made to IFSA’s “Camp I Am Me,” Loyola University – Stritch School of Medicine, From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, and Common Voices.[/caption] Money raised from the event was donated to the following organizations:

Money was raised through sponsorships, primarily from members of the fire sprinkler industry, live and silent auctions, and prize raffles. In the past 19 years, the event has raised nearly $1.3 million for burn survivors. Event chair Fred Kroll, United States Alliance Fire Protection, says he and the event committee members were very excited about the success of the event. “With a nearly 30% increase in fundraising from last year, we exceeded our expectations for this year. Through the generosity of those who participate, we have been able to continue expanding our charitable giving to organizations for burn survivors not only in Illinois, but also nationally,” says Kroll. Guest speakers included Ron Kittle, former Chicago White Sox baseball player, and Jamie Nieto, burn survivor and PGA golf professional at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Nieto spoke about his experience as a burn survivor. After receiving third-degree burns to over half his body, he was told he would never be able to golf again. Instead of giving up, he successfully proved his naysayers wrong. He credited some of the IBPA-supported burn survivor organizations for helping him cope with his injury and motivating him to professionally golf. “Jamie Nieto’s life story illustrates how burn survivors can overcome their injuries and achieve their dreams through assistance from the wonderful organizations the Illinois Burn Prevention Association supports,” notes Kroll. “Next year, we will celebrate 20 years of making a difference in the burn survivor community,” adds Kroll.  ]]>

2014-06-16T18:44:02-06:00June 16th, 2014|0 Comments