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Annual LARC on the Links golf outing to benefit more than 100 special needs residents


Sponsorship deadline is July 31 for August 9 event

information provided by LARC

Eddie (left) and George pose for a photo on the green at Youche Country Club during last year’s LARC on the Links. They enjoy the camaraderie of the event as much as the game. (Photo provided)
CROWN POINT, Ind. (June 28, 2019) – “Youche Country Club is a spectacular course, and the food is excellent,” said LARC Executive Director Ernie Gonzalez. “We’re very fortunate to be able to host our event here.”

The event, “LARC on the Links,” features 18 holes of golf, lunch, games, contests, and complimentary select refreshments on the course. The event is scheduled for Friday, August 9, at Youche Country Club in Crown Point, Indiana. Registration begins at 11:00am, and a shotgun start is at 12:30pm. An awards and recognition banquet following the scramble is also included.

Participating in community

Golf/Dinner packages are $150 per person. Dinner-only tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds from throughout the day will benefit more than 100 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. LARC programs provide job training and employment, daily life skills enrichment, senior programing, 24-hour residential services, and special recreation. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide opportunities for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities to work, live, and participate in their community.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, ranging in price from $150 to $3,500. Smaller sponsorship packages include hole signage, and larger packages include complimentary foursomes and additional dinner guests. In-kind donations—such as gift cards and gift certificates from area restaurants and businesses—will help to provide additional raffle revenue at the event.

Making a difference

Gonzalez added, “Friends of LARC are encouraged to join us or become a sponsor, and help us make a difference in the lives of the amazing individuals we serve.”

For more information, or to register, or to become a sponsor, contact the LARC Development Office at 708-474-1540, or visit Sponsorships, golf registrations, and dinner registrations must be received by July 31.

About LARC

Originally formed in 1956 as a school for children (The Lansing School of Special Education), LARC has grown to provide community day services, work activities, and senior programming to approximately 100 adults with developmental disabilities from across the Chicagoland area. For more information about LARC, call 708-474-1540 or visit

LARC is located at 19043 Wentworth Avenue in Lansing, Illinois. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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