Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation transforms the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related medical care.
The foundation provides no-cost medical services to patients through Surgery Weekends and clinics. Medical services are donated by doctors, clinicians and other medical professionals.
All of the overhead and administrative expenses for the Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation are covered by Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and The Plastic Surgery Foundation, so that 100% of every donation directly benefits the medical needs of our patients.
Jermaine Dye (Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series MVP) hosted the 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic May 5-6, 2019 to benefit Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation. Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children with no-cost reconstructive surgery and follow-up medical care. The organization has provided no-cost surgeries and medical care to 86 patients and more than $3 million in donated medical care since its June 2014 inception in Chicago.
Former Chicago White Sox and 2005 World Series MVP, Jermaine Dye, along with Honorary Chairperson, Kevin Miller, hosted the pre-tournament Cinco de Mayo extravaganza at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, IL on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The evening featured live and silent auctions with prizes, various experience packages, and sports memorabilia and an opportunity to mingle with Jermaine Dye and other celebrity guests.
The golf outing took place at the world-renowned Medinah Country Club in Medinah, IL on Monday, May 6, 2019. The golf outing participants hit the links with celebrities, compete for prizes, and fellowship during a bountiful lunch.
Special thanks to Jermaine Dye (Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series MVP) for hosting a wonderful weekend. In addition, thank you to our Honorary Chairperson, Kevin Miller, for his hard work and diligence and to our very generous sponsors and supporters for their donations of auction items, food, drinks, desserts, music, and printing. In addition, Fresh Start is very grateful to the celebrity attendees, golfers, guests, and volunteers. Last, but certainly not least, we are eternally grateful for our partnerships with Rivers Casino, Medinah Country Club, and Global Golf Management to ensure that our event was one of the most successful to-date by raising nearly $100,000 to benefit patients in need.
2019 Celebrity Golfers
Jermaine Dye (Host) Marcus Allen Harold Baines Jeff Blanzy Bill Campbell Wendell Davis Marshall Faulk Darius Fleming Chuck Garfien Jon Garland Ozzie Guillen Gene Hiser Mike Huff Fergie Jenkins Ron Kittle Patrick Mannelly Brent Novoselsky Will Perdue Adam Russell Reggie Smith Eric Soderholm Carlos Zambrano
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic will directly benefit the medical needs of children served by Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation. The organization provides no-cost medical services to patients through Surgery Weekends and clinics held at The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital three times per year. Medical services are donated by doctors, clinicians and other medical professionals. The Celebrity Golf Classics have raised more than $285,000 to-date to benefit Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation in Chicago.
Please use the link listed below to view photos from the event.
On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation provided four surgeries during its sixteenth Surgery Weekend. Surgeries took place at The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital.
We are very grateful to our volunteer medical team, support staff, and The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital for their continuous support.
We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationships with our key stakeholders during future Surgery Weekends.