Former Chicago Bulls great Bob Love will be the celebrity guest at Northeastern Illinois University’s oldest philanthropic event, the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, on Monday, Aug. 8, at Chevy Chase Golf Club in Wheeling.
For the 44th year, the golf event will raise funds to support the Chuck Kane Scholarship Fund for Northeastern students. The event is held annually in memory of former Northeastern athletic director and golf coach, Professor Charles “Chuck” Kane, remembered as a warm and wonderful man who took great pride in his teaching.
Love, now the Bulls’ goodwill ambassador, played 11 years in the NBA—eight of them in Chicago. In 1994, Love became the second Bull to have his jersey (No. 10) retired. He is a three-time NBA All-Star and is ranked third on the Bulls’ all-time scoring list with 12,623 points.
Chicago Police Department Commander Marc Buslik (B.A. ’88 Criminal Justice) will be the featured speaker at the event. Buslik, a 36-year veteran of the CPD, has authored several articles and book chapters on policing and is a nationally recognized expert on the use of police body cameras. Buslik is also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Illinois at Chicago, and is pursuing a doctorate in criminology from UIC, where he earned an M.A. in Public Administration.
After Chuck Kane’s passing in 1972, his colleagues initiated the golf outing in his memory. Over time, the event has focused not only on sport and leisure, but has also emphasized the values of giving back by providing much-needed scholarships for deserving Northeastern Illinois University students. In total, seven scholarships are funded by the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, which has raised more than $250,000 to benefit scholarships for more than 135 students.
This year’s golf event includes 18 holes of golf, lunch on the course, Hole-in-One and other contests, cocktail hour after play, and a silent auction and dinner program featuring Marc Buslik. Guests can attend the all-day festivities for $200 per person, golf and lunch for $135 or cocktails and dinner for $75. Visit neiu.edu/kane for more information.