Crash Champions Charity Golf Tournament Raises Record $165,000 for Make-A-Wish® Illinois
Published Sept. 15, 2023
The Crash Champions Collision Repair Team on Sept. 15 proudly announced its longstanding Charity Golf Outing event successfully raised a record $165,000 for Make-A-Wish Illinois, the highest total in the event’s 10-year history.
The presentation was made Sept. 13 at Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook, IL, where the golf outing hosted Crash Champions’ leadership team members, insurance partners, vendors and community leaders.
Together, Crash Champions and golfers at the event rallied to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Illinois and its work benefiting children across the state. Funds were raised through entry fees, sponsorships, a silent auction and raffle tickets.
“We extend our gratitude to the Crash Champions team for their ongoing support of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses,” said Ashley White, gift officer for Make-A-Wish Illinois. “A child makes a wish, but the community makes a difference. We look forward to our continued work with Crash Champions, creating moments of strength and inspiration for these remarkable children.”
In addition to being the highest fundraising total in the event’s history, the $165,000 gift also positions Crash Champions as Make-A-Wish Illinois’ single largest community fundraiser.
“Crash Champions has a deep-rooted commitment to supporting Make-A-Wish Illinois,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “We believe in the importance of giving back to our communities, and Make-A-Wish's work exemplifies the kind of positive change we aspire to create. It is a wonderful organization that believes in the power of making lifelong wishes a reality for children battling critical illnesses. On behalf of the entire Crash Champions team, we could not be prouder to partner with such an outstanding group.”