Since our inception, The Helping Hands Network was founded to support people like Kenny Rudin in mind, as he was an integral part of everything we stood for in helping those within the special needs community. So, it is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Kenny's unexpected passing at the age of 24. The son of HHN founding member Scott & Debbie Rudin, Kenny's smile lit up a room and was beloved by all who knew him. In honor of Kenny, we celebrate his life and continue to move forward with Helping Hands Network and host the 2019 Celebrity Golf Outing and newly formed Game Day featuring Mahjong & Canasta, being held on July 18, 2019, at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, Illinois.
The 2018 outing helped raise over $250,000
Last years outing raised over $250,000 allowing us to support Keshet’s GADOL Program and Adult Residential Initiative. GADOL (Giving Adults Daily Opportunities of Living) is designed to bridge the gap existing in community-based programs serving young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Keshet My Life Residential Program is designed to allow residents to become fully active members of the community in a warm and caring home that promotes independence and meaningful life.
This golf outing gives you the opportunity to play alongside current & former Chicago sports celebrities and media personalities participating in the fun-filled event. Last year's event included Jeremy Roenick, Dan Hampton, Denis Savard, Alex DeBrincat, Sarah Kustok, Billy Jaffe, Bryan Bickell, Jamal Mayers and so many other celebrities who enhanced the event with their presence. Our games event will feature Mahjong and Canasta tables for our guests to enjoy.
More than 56 million or about one in every five Americans have some type of disability, according to the Census Bureau. In 2018 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In order to accomplish the task of finding resources that enable The Helping Hands Network to execute its mission, the charity and its executive board created the Celebrity Golf Outing and in 2019 a Mahjong & Canasta tournament.
Thank you in advance to our dedicated board of advisors, donors, sponsors, and volunteers who continually make this event possible. Together, with your support, we bring the community together and raise funds for this important cause every year.
To learn more information about the event such as how to register, volunteer, sponsor or donate please complete the below form