Jun 25, 2017

2017 National Golf Tournament

Waukegan, IL

Register today for the National Golf Tournament! 

Due to a scheduling conflict, the 2017 KSKJ Life Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 25, (rather than Saturday, June 24) with the two Waukegan lodges serving as your host. The one-day tournament will again be played at the Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, IL. The format will be a four-person scramble, and golfers of all levels are invited to join in the fun.

To register for the tournament or sponsor a hole, please click the links below. Be sure to fill out the form and send it to the appropriate individuals specified on the flyer.

Check-in is at noon at the front entrance—look for our welcome table. All golfers must be checked in by 12:30 p.m.



May 9, 2017

2017 National Bowling Tournament

Waukegan, IL

A great time was had by all who attended the KSKJ Life National Bowling Tournament held in Waukegan, IL April 21-23, 2017.  To view photos from the weekend’s events, please click here.

Dec 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2017

ABC Bowling Tournament 2017

Thank you to all of our youth members who participated in the 2016/2017 ABC Bowling Competition. Random winners have been chosen from each division: Bumper Bowling and Straight Bowling.

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Julianna Bain – Lodge 2 – Bumper Bowling
  • Alex Sanchez – Lodge 29 – Straight Bowling
  • Daniel Hudak – Lodge 50 – Bumper Bowling
  • Mason Bodame – Lodge 53 – Bumper Bowling
  • Kameron Rojas-Schueneman – Lodge 53 – Straight Bowling
  • Teigan Deram – Lodge 79 – Bumper Bowling
  • Lexis Finch – Lodge 79 – Straight Bowling
  • Lule Alijoski – Lodge 79 – Bumper Bowling
  • Grace Markun – Lodge 143 – Bumper Bowling
  • Kyle Rainey – Lodge 143 – Straight Bowling
  • Sophie Sleyko – Lodge 143 – Bumper Bowling
  • Camilo Bougher – Lodge 144 – Straight Bowling
  • Jacob Thill – Lodge 144 – Straight Bowling
  • Anja Bucar – Lodge 171 – Bumper Bowling
  • Zach Pazdernik – Lodge 171 – Straight Bowling
Apr 1, 2017

2017 Spring Newsletter

Check out our 2017 Spring Newsletter here.

Feb 18, 2017

Waukegan Lodges Host Basketball Competition

Fans of College Basketball know that every March, all eyes turn to the NCAA National Tournament. For over 80 years, KSKJ basketball enthusiasts would turn their eyes to their own basketball tournament each February.

Well, the KSKJ Life National Basketball Tournament as we knew it, came to an end in 2015. But the tradition of February basketball still lives on in Waukegan, thanks to St. Joseph #53 and St. Mary #79, that now host the tournament as a lodge sponsored, one day event.

This year’s round robin tournament was held on February 18th at the Waukegan Field House. By having it as a lodge event, non-members were welcomed to play as well. It may not have been the NCAA, but some very competitive games were played just the same. In the end, the family team of Steve Drinka, Alex Pasiewicz, Anthony, Danny, Drew, Matt, and Zack Rygiel and friends, captured first place honors.

I would like to thank all of the Waukegan members who pitched in and made this a fun, friendly, yet competitive, day. A special thanks to Mike Brown, Lance Johnson, and Jay Lerner for pulling this all together. Thanks to Matt Starasinich from Joliet, for coming down to play with us.

While many of us miss the old tournaments and the old friends that we would reunite with each year, we know that times change. For now, we still have basketball in February, and new memories to make.

Winners of the day

Opponents on the court, friends off the court

Matt Starasinich and his cheering section

Fans in the stands

Got to keep the players and spectators nourished and hydrated

–MaryLou Stefanick, National Director of Athletics

Aug 24, 2017

Student Athlete Recognition & Award Program Winners

Zoe Zamora – Lodge 1 – Sophmore, Walter Payton College Prep

Ryan Short – Lodge 63 – Freshman, Nordonia High School

Sebastian Tanner – Lodge 65 – Junior, Greendale High School

Tara Devine – Lodge 115 – Freshman, Saint James Academy

Bridget Bishop – Lodge 143 – Senior, Boylan Catholic High School

Stephanie Schmitt – Lodge 143 – Sophmore, Minooka Community High School

Jon Oebker – Lodge 150 – Junior, St. Ignatius

Tina Rozman – Lodge 169 – Senior, Beaumont School

Jack Zakelj – Lodge 226 – Sophmore, West Geauga

Nick Zakelj – Lodge 226 – Senior, Brecksville-Broadview Heights


Message from the Director


Members enjoy team camaraderie and friendly competition among lodges and regions as they gather for regional and national tournaments for bowling, basketball, and golf. The tournaments are held in a different host city each year. Lodges send individuals and teams of boys, girls, men and women to compete and vie for national trophies and prizes.

Please email me if you would like to receive the Athletics e-newsletter to keep informed about upcoming events!

MaryLou Stefanick
National Director of Athletics