What started as a conversation between two organizations that shared a mission to help support youth in need, the Kiwanis and Cunningham Children’s Home, is now a staple in our community. The annual Kendall Gill Golf Benefit, a fun day of golf and good works, has enjoyed 34 remarkable years and is stronger than ever.

Former Illini and professional basketball star Kendall Gill hosts the benefit each summer, along with his wife Wendy and sons Phoenix and Kota. Kendall has been a strong supporter of Cunningham youth since 1989. He generously contributed to the Boys Group Home named in his honor and spends time with the youth there when he is in town.

Date, time, location

Monday, July 15, 2024

Blue Course – 10:30 a.m. Check in | 11:30 a.m. Shotgun start

Orange Course – Noon Check in | 12:45 p.m. Shotgun start

University of Illinois Golf Course, 800 Hartwell Drive, Savoy

Get Involved

$1,025 Featured Sponsor includes a golf foursome, green fees, motorized carts, food and refreshments, recognition online, on the course and other promotional materials

$650 Hole Sponsor includes a golf foursome, green fees, motorized carts, food and refreshments, signs displayed recognizing your hole sponsorship

$580 Golf Foursome includes food and refreshments, green fees, motorized golf carts and golf for four

$400 Showcase Sponsor includes your opportunity to interact with the golfers while showcasing your business at a hole with a display and promotional items

$100 Friend of Cunningham includes recognition in the program and on the course and a boxed lunch


Sponsor or volunteer

For more information, including how to sponsor or volunteer at the Kendall Gill Golf Benefit, contact Colleen Combes, Events and Volunteer Specialist by email at ccombes@cunninghamhome.org or by phone at (217) 337-9058.

Proceeds from the Kendall Gill Golf Benefit support the more than 800 youth and families Cunningham serves each year.