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Chicago Legends Golf Classic Raises Over $10,000 To Benefit Normal Moments and Gridiron Greats


BLOOMINGDALE, IL (OCTOBER 2011)– Illinois Back Institute presented the Chicago Legends Golf Classic, an inaugural charity event bringing together prominent Chicagoans including philanthropists, community members and professional athletes on Monday, September 19th. This event was hosted at the Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomington.

The Chicago Legends Golf Classic raised over $10,000 in addition to donations from the Illinois Back Institute for two major charities:
• Normal Moments, a charity devoted to supporting parents with critically ill children in the home, in the hospital and via web resources so that they can spend as much time as possible sharing the most normal moments possible with their children.
• Gridiron Greats, an organization that assists retired NFL players who are in dire health and financial distress.

Chicago Legends in attendance this year included: Mike Adamle, Bob Avellini, J Ryan Baker, Jamie Blyth, Kevin Butler, Jim Cornelison, Tom Dreesen, Pat Foley, Dan Hampton, Bruce Herron, Mark Inkrott, Bo Jackson, Amy Jacobson, Bob Love, Kevin Matthews, Steve "Mongo" McMichael, Darryl Phillips, Gloster Richardson, Kelly Saindon, Reggie Smith, Tim Smithe, Steve Trout, Jim "Robo Cop" Thorton, Larry Wert, and Rafer Wiegel,

In addition to golf, the Chicago Legends Golf Classic included a live auction, hosted by Mike Adamle, former NFL player and sports personality. Some of the things auctioned off were:
• Meet & Greet with Chicago Bears Brian Urlacher,
• Meet & Greet with Chicago Bulls Carlos Boozer,
• A three night trip for two to Riu Palace Riviera Maya, including air travel from Chicago,
• Two VIP Jim Cornelison Chicago Blackhawk tickets with penalty box until first whistle experience

A silent auction also offered autographed jerseys, bats, balls and other sports paraphernalia from Bo Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Alexei Ramirez, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Carlos Salva, Carlos Quentin and more.

About The Illinois Back Institute

Founded by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer, The Illinois Back Institute ( has five locations throughout Illinois in Wheaton, Berwyn, Countryside, Orland Park and Arlington Heights. Specializing in Functional Disc Rehydration®, the revolutionary non-surgical, drug-free, natural treatment founded by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer, The Illinois Back Institute’s main objective is to save their patients from unnecessary back surgery. For more information, and to learn how to get a free consultation, contact the Illinois Back Institute at 1-866-693-0955 or visit

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