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Related Midwest and Lendlease Host Annual Charity Golf Classic

Related Midwest, a prominent real estate developer and industry leader in the US, and Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group hosted the 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic at Harborside International Golf Course. More than 300 real estate and construction industry professionals attended the event which raised nearly $400,000 for two Chicagoland children’s charities – Saturday Place and SOS Children’s Villages Illinois. Since its inception in 2004, the Golf Classic has donated nearly $2.5 million to various children’s charities.

“For Related Midwest, real estate development and community development go hand in hand,” said Don Biernacki, Senior Vice President of Construction for Related Midwest. “I’m honored to join so many friends and colleagues to support SOS Children’s Villages Illinois and Saturday Place and help families and children across Chicago.

The day began with the National Anthem sung by Jim Cornelison from The Chicago Blackhawks. The format for the tournament is a 4-player scramble with challenges including the longest drive and closest to the pin and hole-in-one challenge with a $1 million prize.

“We are fortunate to work in an industry full of passionate, dedicated and thoughtful people who are committed to improving the lives of others” Lendlease’s general manager and senior vice president, Bert Brandt said, “We always get a great turnout, and everyone is enthusiastic and happy to contribute to such an important cause.”

Sponsors included Snadiero, AT&T Business, and Amberleaf Cabinetry. For more information or to donate to Saturday Place or SOS Children’s Villages Illinois visit and