Students with disabilities need your help to learn, grow, and thrive!

LCI Golf Classic raises funds to support aging Little City residents!

More than 160 golfers came together for the 2023 Little City Invitational to raise money that will help Little City’s aging residents receive the vital renovations they need to live in their homes safely and comfortably for years to come.

One of Chicagoland’s longest-running charitable golf outings, the Little City Invitational once again drew a great crowd thanks to the beautiful Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, which provided a fantastic day of golf, gourmet offerings, and a luxurious space for both a silent and live auction.

The June 19th event was blessed with beautiful weather and was the first opportunity for new Little City Chief Executive Officer Marie Newman to see what makes this annual event, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023, so special.

“It was fantastic to see the energy and passion everyone had for Little City and it was amazing to hear stories of people who first learned of Little City through this event and come back year after year,” Marie said. “We have a wonderful host here at Twin Orchard Country Club and dedicated sponsors and committee members who go above and beyond to make this event special. You can see why it is celebrating 60 years of success.”

With the day’s focus on helping residents secure needed renovations in their homes, there was no better person to honor with the Morrie Kellman Humanitarian Award than Housh Khoshbin. Housh’s Construction Company first started with Little City when they were selected to renovate the Ethel B. & Joel H. Sharenow Fitness & Recreation Center, creating an all-purpose activity space that allows for athletics, skill-building classes, and recreational activities.

Since that project, Housh has made life-changing differences for adults and children alike, going above and beyond to create the most dynamic and safest homes possible. Not only has he played a vital role in maintaining and improving Little City’s community-based homes, but he also continues to play a key role in the development and construction of the Duffey Family Children’s Village. Crystal Valley, Little City’s Assistant Director of Adult Residential Services, addressed
the crowd of donors and golfers, sharing her firsthand experience from years of working in the homes and the lifechanging difference LCI attendees could make by supporting these improvements.

“During my time at the homes, I have seen firsthand how important safe and flexible environments are for our residents. As they age and their needs change, our homes must be able to change with them and meet those needs,” Crystal said. “These houses are truly homes to our residents. It is where their friends, memories, and cherished moments live. By helping support these vital improvements, you give our Little City residents more years in the homes they have come to love.”

Thank you to everyone for making the Little City Invitational a huge success once again and making a life-changing difference for our adult residents!