Misericordia 47th Annual Bums Golf Outing

by Rob Figliulo

Great Turnout! Great Success!

On Monday, June 14, almost 700 golfers played in the Annual Misericordia Bums Golf Outing! That’s close to the record number of players in the outing’s 47-year history. It took four private golf clubs to accommodate so many players. Olympia Fields Country Club has two full 18-hole courses (North and South) and is home to many tournaments on the professional golf tour, including the U.S. Open and LPGA. We always use Olympia Fields as our home base where everyone comes together for dinner, a small gathering of about 700. Two other private clubs were used for golf, Flossmoor CC and Edgewood Valley CC.

During cocktails and dinner, we had raffles, silent auctions and a live auction with spectacular golf trips and sporting events including front row baseball, hockey and Super Bowl tickets. All in all, we raised over $700,000 for Misericordia!

Every year, we honor a “Bum of the Year” for their dedication to the tournament and to Misericordia. The award is named for the outing’s founder Brian O. Shannon and this year we had the distinct pleasure of honoring three of his children, Brian, Jim and, the brains of the outfit, Kate (Shannon) Boyle. What a great honor and further proof that the Bums Golf outing is a multi-generational event that will continue to support Misericordia for the next 100 years!