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Friends of Fisher House-Illinois 1st Topgolf Benefit

Hosts 75 Attendees Supporting Military Families

During Medical Crises

Generous sponsors Society of American Military Engineers – Chicago Post, CARSTAR Danrich, JX Truck Centers, Relevant Radio and Action Sertoma Club, Inc. helped make Friends of Fisher House-Illinois’ 1st Topgolf Benefit a success.

Some 75 attendees, golfer and non-golfers, teed off for prizes including a $250 Wickstrom Chevrolet Coupon for Interior and Exterior Detailing, boxes of golf balls and golf umbrellas.

FOFH-IL President Betty Stamatis says,” We are especially appreciative of the efforts of Topgolf Benefit Chair Dan Bailey, FOFH-IL Board members and our faithful volunteers who worked so diligently on this fundraiser.”

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Assistant Manager of Hines Fisher House, James Cooks enjoys the Oct. 13, 2019, Friends of Fisher House-Illinois Topgolf Benefit with his family. Later, he invited all attendees to visit the $5.7 million Hines VA Fisher House to experience, first-hand, the humanitarian program’s vital support of military families during medical crises.

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Some 75 players tee off in weather controlled bays to compete for Overall Top Score, Top Bay Scores, Overall Beginner Score and Bay Beginner Scores. A 50/50 cash raffle prize of $403 was awarded with a $250 car interior and exterior Coupon to a lucky winner.

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Friends of Fisher House-Illinois Topgolf Benefit attendees enjoyed a plentiful buffet of appetizers, wine or beer plus coffee, water and sodas.

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Six veterans and six coaches from the Freedom Golf Association (FGA) were special guests of Friends of Fisher House-Illinois. Here, one FGA group takes a break from golfing. Freedom Golf Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf.

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Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!


What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.


This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.


My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.


…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…