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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
By nsbyrer @ 4:21 PM :: 3488 Views :: Article Rating :: Funding and Philanthropy
Jimmy Biggs Memorial Cabrini Connections Golf Benefit, to be held July 20,2006 at Highland Park Country Club.

The annual Cabrini Connections Golf Benefit is named in memory of Jimmy Biggs, a young man who grew up in Cabrini Green with the help of the volunteer tutors/mentors of Cabrini Connections. Jimmy became part of the tutor/mentor program when he was in 2nd grade. He graduated from high school in 1995 and became part of the Cabrini Connections staff.

Jimmy championed the goals of Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection. Jimmy had a personal goal of recruiting 100 CEOs and "people of influence" to be his personal mentors and his partner in bringing resources to Cabrini Connections and similar mentoring-to-career programs throughout Chicago. Jimmy was working toward this vision when he died suddenly in August 2000. Because of the friends and "people of influence" Jimmy met at the annual golf benefit, the event is named in his honor.

Join us for this year's benefit, to be held July 20,2006.

Note: The annual golf benefit is this week. Your support is needed. Visit to learn more.

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