Student Athlete Recognition & Award Program
The Student Athlete recognition and award program, which began in the fall of 2008, is back again for the 2017-2018 school year. The program, which is designed to recognize our young adult members who work hard on the field and even harder in the classroom, is open to all students, both high school and college, aged up to 25 years old. Enter in your information sometime during the school year to participate. Registration closes May 15, 2018. Fifteen random winners will be selected from the list of student athletes, and each winner will receive a $100 educational award.
View previous winners here.
2018 ABC Bowling Tournament
The ABC, Alternative Bowling Competition, will be back for its fifth year. Like last year, the competition is open to all youth members. The contest will run from December 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. Random winners from each division will be selected at the end of the ABC.
Registration will open on December 1, 2017. In the meantime, learn more about the ABC Youth Bowling Tournament here.
2018 National Bowling Tournament
Please save the date for the next National Bowling Tournament, which will be held on April 21-22, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN.
2018 Waukegan Lodges Basketball Tournament
Please save the date for the upcoming basketball tournament that will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Waukegan Field House in Waukegan, IL.
This tournament is hosted by Lodges 53 and 79. Detailed information will follow.
2017 Midwest Bowling Tournament
You asked for it, and we are bringing it back!
Mario and Melissa Medved are coordinating the Midwest Bowling Tournament again in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017. Entries to compete are due October 30, 2017.
We are trying something new this year to try and get everyone involved. We will have 2 categories this year: COMPETITION and FRIENDLY bowling. Competitive bowling is $75 per team, and Friendly bowling is $10 a person for 3 games. All are welcome to bowl. Please mark the entry form as “Friendly” so we can get an idea of how many people are bowling.
We will be having 50/50 raffle with baskets for the raffle again, and a band will be performing at Bases Loaded Bar & Grill at Town & Country Lanes from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday night.
Town & Country Lanes
2231 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
Best Western Joliet
Enterprise Drive Joliet, IL
GROUP# KSKJ BOWLING LEAGUE
Stepping Up With KSKJ Life
Thank you to all who participated in KSKJ Life’s Stepping Up Program! Congratulations to the winners of the 2-in-1 Ninja Blender: Dave Bradley of Lodge #79, Waukegan, IL; and Eileen Plese of Lodge #108, Joliet, IL. Based on member participation, the home office has donated $102 to this year’s charity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A full recap of the program will be published in the December 2017 Voice issue. Good luck on your continued progress to better health and increased activity!
In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our Stepping Up Facebook album to see all the fun!
2017 National Golf Tournament Recap
To say the fourth annual KSKJ Life National Golf Tournament was a success would be quite the understatement. It was the epitome of true fraternalism— social and charitable—all day long.
Blessed with sunny skies and a challenging breeze, 116 golfers (of various skill levels) flocked to Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, Ill. on June 25. The golfers were treated to a huge Sunday brunch, followed by a 1 p.m. shot gun start.
While the participants were mainly golfers from Illinois and Wisconsin, KSKJ Life lodges, members, and friends from all around the country made their presence known through our “Hole Sponsor” initiative. Many supporters made a $50 charitable donation to the KSKJ Life Scholarship Fund, and a 20” x 30” sign displaying their information was then strategically placed throughout the course. 41 generous donors contributed to the cause.
Out on the course, there were a few contests and even a raffle to raise money for a local veteran’s group, the Midwest Veteran’s Closet. Golfers were asked to bring gently used men’s clothing and new men’s underwear. Mary Carmody, president of the Veteran’s Closet was overwhelmed as she collected just under 500 items from us, ranging from suits, all the way down to socks and underwear. We also presented the Veteran’s Closet the proceeds from the on-course contests and raffle (which totaled $1040), and a $100 Charitable Giving award from KSKJ Life ($50 each from Lodges #53 and #79).
Back in the club house, there was a little more fundraising for the KSKJ Life Scholarship Fund through our prize raffle and auction. When the day was over, the proceeds from the raffle, auction, skins competition (no skins were won, golfers voted to donate the money) and the hole sponsorship brought in $3975 for the KSKJ Life Scholarship Fund.
A huge thank you to everyone who generously supported this tournament – from the golfers, to the committee, to the many St. Joseph Lodge #53 and St. Mary Lodge #79 volunteers, and to our awesome donors. What can I say? Raising over $5,000 for charity doesn’t just happen by chance. It takes the selfless acts of kindness and giving that were everpresent throughout this event.
Golf Tournament Photos
Click here to check out our Facebook album with photos from the event!
Save the Date
KSKJ LIFE NATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018. WAUKEGAN, IL. Hope to see you next year!