2012 Green Coat Gala raises $400,000
Kevin Buggy of Park Ridge (left), Tom Watson and Jim Roppel of Park Ridge | Photo courtesy of Charles Cherney Photography
2012 Green Coat Gala
BENEFITING: Evans Scholars Foundation
DATE: Nov. 9
LOCATION: The Peninsula Chicago
Updated: February 11, 2013 6:23AM
Golf legend Tom Watson was the featured speaker at the Western Golf Association’s second annual Green Coat Gala, at the Peninsula Chicago on Nov. 9. More than 300 supporters of the Evans Scholars Foundation attended the black-tie affair, which raised over $400,000 to help send deserving caddies to college on an Evans Scholarship. Evans Scholar Maryclaret Ndubuisi-Obi, caddy at the Oak Park Country Club and now a sophomore at Marquette University, spoke about her journey from Nigeria and her dream of going to medical school and becoming an obstetrician. The evening included auctions and a paddle raise for donations to the Evans Scholars Program. WGA President and CEO John Kaczkowski inducted Watson into the WGA’s Caddie Hall of Fame, which honors former caddies and other caddie supporters. For more information, see wgaesf.org.