The 2024 Golf Benefit will be Monday, July 15, 2024 at the University of Illinois Golf Course.
About the Kendall Gill Golf Benefit:
Since 1989, former Illini basketball great and professional player, Kendall Gill, has gone above and beyond to support our youth. In addition to making a significant gift to our Boys Group Home named in his honor, Kendall hosts a golf benefit each summer to benefit the programs at Cunningham Children's Home. Each year at the event, Kendall is joined by his wife Wendy, and sons Phoenix and Kota.
What started as a conversation between two organizations that shared a mission to help support youth in need, the Kiwanis and Cunningham Children’s Home, has now become a staple in our community. The Kendall Gill Golf Benefit, a fun day of golf and good works, just completed ts 34th year and is stronger than ever.
"I think the cause is the reason why...33 years of giving back to kids that really need it," Gill said. "There’s a lot of people who have been here every year, a lot of people who have been here 15, 20 years. It’s about the cause. That’s the reason why it lasts so long. I think it will continue to improve each year."
Over the years, the Benefit has raised more than $700,000 for Cunningham youth. We are grateful for the support of friends and community members who have generously donated their time and resources in order to improve the lives of our kids.
Kendall says continuing to support Cunningham’s Boys Group Home through this Benefit means a chance at saving lives. Each time Kendall is in town, he makes sure to spend time with the youth who live there, shooting hoops and talking about their goals.