Purple Community Blog

31 Aug 2018

Fourth Annual Eagles for Eric Golf Outing

We are so excited to join the Eagles for Eric crew for their 4th Annual Golf Outing on September 14! We’ll be heading to Quail Ridge Golf Course to join them for a day jam-packed with amazing activities.

Eagles for Eric organizes events in memory of Eric Westra, who passed away from cancer in 2016. Eric was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2013. After a year of treatment and surgeries, he was deemed cancer free. In 2015, Eric received the unfortunate news that his cancer had returned. Eric passed away in 2016, but he was able to donate a portion of his tumor to Van Andel Institute (VAI). Eagles for Eric is committed to raising money to fund VAI’s research on Eric’s and others’ tumors in the fight against osteosarcoma.

Since our partnership with Eagles for Eric began in 2017, this incredible group of dedicated family and friends have raised over $52,000 for cancer research at VAI. Not only do they host this awesome golf outing each year, they also host an annual comedy show in March, and many of the members of the Eagles crew have run or will be running in the Chicago Marathon on behalf of VAI!!

The outing will kick off with lunch at noon and golf will begin at 1:00 p.m., with dinner being provided afterwards. At 2:00 p.m., a guided painting lesson will be provided by Tipsy Brush Studio. As always, there will be fabulous prizes, great on-course games and lots of fun for all! Registration is $125 per person or $450 per team.

We hope to see you at the!