Jun 16, 2018

2018 National Golf Tournament

75 golfers took to the green on Saturday, June 16th for the 2018 KSKJ Life National Golf Tournament at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, IL. Special thanks to all who attended, including those who sponsored a hole,
participated in the skins competition, purchased a raffle ticket or bid on auction items. A whopping $3,500 was collected for the KSKJ Life Educational Grant Program

In addition, Lodges #79 & #53 collected 212 pounds of food items for Midwest Veterans Closet, which then qualified the lodges for a KSKJ Life Charitable Giving Award. To see pictures from the event, please click here!


Apr 30, 2018

2018 ABC Bowling Tournament

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s ABC bowling. Congratulations to our 2018 ABC Bowling Tournament Winners:

• Malina Alijoski – Lodge 79
• Maija Bucar – Lodge 171
• Ari DeGrande – Lodge 79
• Kinsley Knighton – Lodge 53
• Mason Kocman – Lodge 7
• Kaeden Mavec – Lodge 59
• Leighana Rakun – Lodge 144
• Grace Paskey – Lodge 226
• Sofia Riley-Schueneman – Lodge 53
• Mason Tokarz-Deram – Lodge 79

Apr 20 - 22, 2018

2018 National Bowling Tournament

Indianapolis, IN

Over 100 people made the trip to Indianapolis the weekend of April 21-22, 2018 to take part in the annual KSKJ Life National Bowling Tournament. A big thank you to Lodge #52 for hosting. To view pictures from the event, please click here.

Mar 10, 2018

Lodge #79 No-Tap Bowling and Matching Funds

On Saturday, March 10, St. Mary Lodge #79 of Waukegan held its annual No-Tap bowling event and Matching Funds Prize Raffle. This year’s recipient was the Midwest Veteran’s Closet in neighboring North Chicago. A great time was had by all! Thank you for all of your generous donations!!


Click here to check out pictures from the event!

Feb 17, 2018

2018 Waukegan Lodges Basketball Tournament

Waukegan, IL

On Saturday, February 17th, St. Joseph #53 and St. Mary #79 of Waukegan kept the tradition of KSKJ basketball alive, when they hosted a one day round robin basketball tournament for members and guests.

The tournament, which was open to high school age men and up, provided the spectators with plenty of good competition and entertainment.  For the third straight year, youth won out over experience, when the younger family team of Steve Drinka, Alex Pasiewicz, Anthony, Danny, Drew, Matt, and Zack Rygiel and friends, finished ahead of the teams of seasoned veterans.


Special thanks to the many Waukegan KSKJ members who pitched in and made this such a great day, especially the coordinators Mike Brown, Lance Johnson, and Jay Lerner.  Also, to the dedicated members who staffed the concession stand and kept everyone hydrated, your efforts were very much appreciated.  To the fans, we thank you for supporting our efforts.

There are probably many of you that remember playing in or attending some of the old KSKJ Basketball tournaments, that began in the 1930’s.  Well, those days may be behind us, but the new tournament in Waukegan looks to be here for years to come.  Next year, why don’t you come join us and help keep the tradition alive?

CLICK HERE to view pictures from the game.

Oct 20, 2017 - May 15, 2018

Student Athlete Recognition & Award Program

Thank you to all registered for the Student Athlete Recognition and Award Program.

Click here to see the winners here.


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