One for the Kids was established in 1993 by a group of concerned individuals who wanted to make a difference. Our first event was held at Old Oaks Golf course and raised a few thousand dollars. Since that time we have raised over $1,000,000 for several different charities. All our charities benefit children of the Chicagoland area and our main contribution each year is made to Special Children’s Charities of Chicago.
OUR DONATIONS HELP OTHERS
Special Children’s Charities of Chicago is the fundraising organization of Special Olympics Chicago. Special Olympics provide a competitive forum for thousands of special athletes here in Chicago every year. Both were founded in 1969 for athletes competing in everything from gymnastics to tennis, basketball to track and field.
The Heart Institute for Children was founded in 1987 by a group of Pediatric Cardiologists from the University of Chicago, NorthWestern University (Children’s Memorial Hospital) and Loyola University. These physicians, all of whom had professional appointments at their respective institutions, felt that they could provide optimal care for their pediatric patients in a differently structured environment. They created THIC at Christ Hospital Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL, in anticipation that a dedicated pediatric hospital would be built in the near future.