Mayor's Drive for Charity Raises Nearly $30K for Lemont Charities

The annual event was held Monday morning at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club despite rainy conditions and cold temperatures.

The annual Mayor's Drive for Charity had its best year yet, raising about $30,000 for Lemont charities, Mayor Brian Reaves announced last week.

Reaves holds the golf outing each year at , 1 Pete Dye Drive, to raise money for local service and non-profit organizations.

During the May 14 village board meeting, Reaves said the event raised nearly $30,000 after expenses, making it the best year to date.

"Thank you to everybody, and thank you to everybody at Ruffled Feathers. It's an unprecedented kindness they give to us, donating the course for two full rounds for the whole day. You just don't get that type of support from many private entitites," he said.

Last year, the Mayor's Drive for Charity raised nearly $26,000 that was distributed among groups that support food pantries, schools, Scouts, the arts, senior citizens, police, athletics and other causes.

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