INVITATIONAL GOLF CLASSIC
Join us on Monday, June 17, 2024 for a day of golf while assisting Little City in raising much-needed awareness and funds for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This year’s tournament will once again take place at the renowned Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove. Twin Orchard is one of the premier country clubs in the Midwest, with two 18-hole golf courses offering magnificent views of Northern Lake County.
10:00 AM – Registration Opens
11:00 AM – Lunch
12:15 PM – Golf Classic Shotgun Start
5:00 PM – Cocktails, Heavy hors d’oeuvres, Auctions and Awards
7:00 PM – Conclusion of Event
Honoring The Twin Orchard Country Club Team
(Left to Right) Andy Shuman, Director of Golf; Karen Regan, Assistant General Manager; Martin Reyes, Executive Chef; Gavin Speirs, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer; Aurelio Nava, Assistant General Manager; and Stacey Larson, Golf Shop Manager/Buyer.
Little City is thrilled to present Gavin Speirs and the Twin Orchard Country Club team with this year’s Morrie Kellman Humanitarian Award.
For more than 60 years, the Little City Invitational hasbeen a flagship event for Little City, raising millions of dollars for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities over the decades. The annual event has become one of Chicagoland’s longest running charity golf outingsand continues to grow and thrive in no small part to the commitment and dedication of Gavin Speirs and his team.
Gavin, the general manager and chief operating officer of Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, has made his golf course and country club the perfect home for the Little City Invitational over the years, creating a perfect environment for people to gather for a day of golfing, networking and connecting with Little City and its mission. The event has become one of Little City’s most crucial and successful days of fundraising and has introduced countless new donors and supporters to Little City.
Gavin’s incredible passion for Little City goes beyond hosting the LCI as he has personally made life-changing differences for those we serve. Gavin spearheaded a Culinary and Kitchen Arts Program that gave adults at Little City hands-on training and classroom experience to learn about the skills needed to find community-based employment in kitchen settings.
The program made a life-changing difference for multiple participants like Kevin, who has worked for years at Lou Malnati’s thanks to the program’s training, and Howard, who now works at the Cheesecake Factory after having worked multiple years at Twin Orchard Country Club after impressing in the program.
The legacy of the program continues on at Little City after Gavin helped inspire the Greater Chicago Club Managers Association to make a substantial donation to Little City that allowed the kitchen at the Center to be transformed into a space where continuous learning and skill development happens every day for participants.
To say Gavin and the Twin Orchard Team has gone above-and-beyond for Little City would be an understatement. Their years of commitment and dedication to supporting Little City’s mission and helping our agency grow through events like the LCI is unprecedented. We truly would not be where we are today without Twin Orchard’s incredible impact.
There are a variety of ways to support the Little City Invitational Golf Classic, including sponsorship. Learn more at the link below.
About the Presenting Sponsors
TTSG, GSD, and 20Twenty Design are the sponsors of the 2023 Little City Invitational Golf Classic. In 2010, Total Technology Solutions Group (TTSG) opened to provide print and document management solutions throughout the Chicagoland area, but quickly grew. In 2016, TTSG opened it’s sister company, GSD Technologies, to offer a full service of digital and IT solutions. In 2020, they opened their latest venture, 20Twenty Design, which brought the company into the creative space. All three companies aim to better their surrounding community by leveraging technology to help nonprofits like Little City thrive.