who we benefit

An independently run event by former Alumni


SATURDAY, JULY 27-  2019

100% of all proceeds benefit the Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism students.  For more information on the RST program, CLICK HERE. 

The Deerfield Golf Club and Learning Center boasts one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in the Chicagoland area.  Designed by famed golf course designer Edward Lawrence Packard, the course measures nearly 6,900 yards from the championship tees; however, the newly-renovated course now offers five sets of tees that will challenge the expert yet afford the beginning golfer a very playable and pleasurable experience.  CLICK HERE

When this outing concept was established in 2015, with it came the goal of  "50 in 5" - where the hope was to have raised $50,000 in 5 years.  To date, this outing has contributed over $30,000.  Help us reach our goal by contributing to the Nikolas Lapin Aspiring Sports Professional Scholarship fund, and make a difference in the future sports professionals of tomorrow!  CLICK HERE  to donate directly, and scroll down for the Nikolas Lapin Aspiring Sports Professional Scholarship.

The Illini RST Celeb-Am Golf Outing is the premier golf outing in Chicagoland!  The perfect event for former Alumni to enjoy a fun filled day, that offers you the unique opportunity to PLAY golf with a former Illinois athlete or personality.  All proceeds benefit theNikolas Lapin Aspiring Sports Professional Scholarship, which was established to help support  RST students financially - and provide guidance as they begin their career.