Operation T.A.L.K.

Thank you to Operation T.A.L.K. for their generous donation in the amount of $3,650 allocated to the Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies Program.

The HMHB program offers a 1-year membership to a disabled veteran with a disability rating of 10% or higher, a 1-year membership for a training partner, and 10 personal training sessions for the veteran. Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies is offered at the following fitness facilities:

H-F Racquet & Fitness Club
Oak Forest Health & Fitness Center
Tinley Fitness
Matteson Community Center

For more information about Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies, please contact Tammy McMahon at (815) 806-0384 x 14 or

OPERATION T.A.L.K. (Tell, Ask, Listen, Keep Safe)
Operation T.A.L.K. came to be after the loss of James Walsh, son of Tim and Maureen Walsh. Jimmy was 22 years old when he lost the battle within himself. Military and Vets suffer in so many ways not only do they fight in other countries to ensure we can continue to enjoy our freedoms at home, but some come home still fighting a war we cannot see. Depression and PTSD are as real as the uniform they wear for this great country. It is time for us to help our heroes know we are here for them.

Please visit for more information.

26th Annual Golf Outing a Great Success

L-R: Aimee Briles, Wintrust; Cheryl Vargo, Irons Oaks; Andrea Ramirez-Justin, Old Plank Trail Community Bank; Denise Will, Olympia Fields Park District

The 26th Annual Golf Outing was held on Friday, August 21 at Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor.

Due to the generosity of fifty-six golfers and fifty-eight dinner guests, the 26th Annual Golf Outing raised $8,719.

Thanks to the following individuals and businesses who contributed $250 or more in sponsorship or prizes:
Kailen Davis, Davis EyeCare Associates, Oak Lawn
Village of Park Forest
Mokena Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Old Plank Trail Community Bank, Mokena
Calumet Bakery, Lansing
Country Club Hills Park District
Strategic Insights, Ltd., Homewood
Mr. Mike McCatty, Century 21 Affiliated, Orland Park
Mrs. Patti Klimek, Century 21 Affiliated, Orland Park
Martin Whalen, Tinley Park
Tinley Park-Park District Staff
Cilantro Cocina Mexicana, Homewood
Mr. Norman Reid, Matteson
Christopher J. Cummings, P.C., Homewood
Olympia Fields Park District
Hayes Beer Distributing Company, Alsip
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
George Dunne National Golf Course, Oak Forest

Thank you to Steven Halberg from Planning Resources, Inc., for volunteering his time at our "Beat the Pro" contest.

Thank you to Danelle Wonderlick for volunteering her time at our "Closest to the Cooler" contest.

9th Annual Ricky's Ride

Ricky's Ride was held on Sunday, September 20 at Oak Forest Bowl.

Due to the generosity of over 400 motorcycle riders, local businesses, family, and friends, the 9th Annual Ricky’s Ride raised $16,267.

A special “Thank You” to the following individuals for your continued support and dedication in making this a successful event:

Smi, Jamie, Duey, Uncle Chuck, Joe, Ronnie, Judy, Kris, Gina, Debbie, and the rest of the crew!

Thank you Oak Forest Bowl for hosting the start of the ride and sponsoring breakfast. See you next year!

Thank you to the following individuals and businesses who contributed $300 or more in sponsorship to the event:
Ms. Jane Fiala, Downers Grove
Gregory Curlee, Frankfort
Oak Forest Bowl
New Image, Frankfort
Firebird Transportation Consultants, Inc., Frankfort
Mr. Brad Denton, Drop Zone, Joliet
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Fallon, Naperville
In-Print Graphics, Oak Forest
Shockwaves, Frankfort
Ridgewood Cycle Association, Frankfort
Orthodontic Associates, Ltd., Flossmoor

For more information about Ricky’s Ride, please contact Lisa Drzewiecki, Superintendent, at 815-806-0384, ext. 21 or or visit