Once again, the sun shined on the Bill Butler Champaign Open (BBCO) on Wednesday at Urbana Country Club.
The morning flight was loaded with 25 foursomes and the afternoon flight was also well-attended.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit clients of Champaign Residential Services Inc (CRSI). Employees and volunteers with CRSI braved the heat to greet and accommodate all the golf teams attending. A meal was served in the clubhouse after each flight.
According to the CRSI website, more than 30 years ago, “Bill Butler had a vision when he realized that people with disabilities couldn’t have some of their basic needs met through regular funding sources. In 1982 he pioneered the BBCO so that proceeds from this annual tournament could assist these individuals. The BBCO golf tournament is the agency’s principal promotional activity held annually in August. Funds generated from the BBCO directly benefit individuals served by CRSI. Net proceeds from this tournament or any other promotional activity are used to provide for the needs of consumers that are not covered by other funding sources. Well over a half million dollars has been raised over the years, and this tournament continues to benefit individuals with challenges …”
More information about the morning and afternoon flight winners, as well as individual awards, will be printed at a later date in the Urbana Daily Citizen.