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The 2024 Charlie Long/WDSRA Golf Classic is June 3, 2024!  Registration opens April 1, 2024. Mark your calendars now!



Thank YOU Golfers & Sponsors! 

It was a perfect day for golf!golfers attending the classic 6/5 

The weather and the course conditions made it a perfect day for golf. A full field of happy golfers and some fun on the course ensured that the day was enjoyed by all!

Our gratitude goes out to all the sponsors who supported this event, the golfers who made time to spend the better part of the day with us, and the volunteers who made this a warm and welcoming event.

With the results tabulated, more than $40,000 was raised in support of participants & families!

We are so grateful for your dedication to our participants & families! Thank YOU!

Funds raised through the golf outing go directly to support the quality community-based programming on which our families and participants rely.  

Photos from the event will be posted on our Facebook page. 


CONGRATULATIONS SANDY GBUR – 2023 Charlie Long Awardee!

Sandy is truly an exceptional individual whose unwavering dedication, passion and commitment to community work exemplifies the spirit of the Charlie Long award.Sandy Gbur recieves the Charlie Long Award for 2023

Over her 40+ year career Sandy has demonstrated passion, dedication and excellence

  • to unite individuals and organizations for the common good
  • to deliver unparalleled leadership and persistence in building communities, inclusiveness and improving people’s quality of life
  • to work tirelessly building relationships with legislators and advocating for the rights & needs of individuals with disabilities
  • to make a lasting impact on special recreation in the State of Illinois
  • to be a role model and mentor to many in the field

Sandy’s passion and commitment shine through in every endeavor. Her generous spirit and dedication has transformed the lives of countless individuals and families. On behalf of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association Foundation, we extend our heartfelt appreciation and congratulations to Sandy as the 2023 Charlie Long Awardee!

Congratulations Winners

1st Place Team –  Eric Fleming, Richard Brink, Scott Weller, Nick Coffmann – 3B  -22 (50)

1st Place Mixed Team – Aimee Harris-Newon, Renee Brady, George Cooper, Cindy Wendland – 14B  -15 (57)

Long Drive Women #14 –  Maureen Hermann

Long Drive Men #14 –   Jay Dallaglio

Closest to the Pin Women #5 – Stacey Lim

Closest to the Pin Men #5 – Natan Jara

Longest Putt #18 –  Bill Razzino


Event Date

Monday, June 3, 2024

10:30am Registration, Driving Range, Putting Green
11:00am Box Lunch
12:00pm Shotgun start
5:00pm Dinner, Charlie Long Award Presentation, Awards & Raffles

IMPORTANT: Everyone is encouraged to register early and to purchase all your extras (Mulligans, strings and Split the Pot tickets) online at the same time. This will ensure a quicker, smoother registration for everyone. There will be a 2 putt maximum per hole; or no worse than a bogey.


Event Location

Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton
26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

Event Cost

$200 per golfer
$800 per foursome
Dinner Only option $50 per person

Individual Express – includes 2 Mulligans, string and 1 raffle ticket – $40
Foursome Express – includes 2 Mulligans, string and 1 raffle ticket for each golfer – $160
Split the Pot – $10 per ticket or 3 for $20
Raffles – $5 per ticket or 5 for $20


Event Details

Includes the following:

  • Driving range & putting green
  • 18 holes with cart
  • Scramble format
  • Contest hole prizes
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Golfer awards
  • Cash bar


Charlie Long and the Charlie Long Award

Charlie LongCharlie Long was a shining example of someone who understood the meaning of community, philanthropy, support, and dedication. He was also an outstanding advocate for WDSRA. Charlie lived his life in an admirable way and as a result, left this world a better place than how he found it. We are proud to have been a part of Charlie’s family and he will always be a part of the WDSRA family. Charlie Long was a long time friend to WDSRA. His son Andy has been participating in WDSRA programs since 1977.

Because of the profound affect he had on the WDSRA family, in 2009 the Golf Classic was renamed in his honor and the Charlie Long Award was created to celebrate those individuals who continue to live their lives in the remarkable fashion that Charlie lived his.

We are proud to have been a part of Charlie’s family and he will always be a part of the WDSRA family.

Learn more about Charlie Long here.


Take a look at all the fun!

2021 golf classic video