Historically, the Larry A. Pogofsky All-Star Challenge features a celebrity softball game, home run derby, and kids’ baseball clinic with Chicago’s biggest sports legends. This year the event is moving to “the greens.” Golfers will enjoy 18-holes with a celebrity*, grilled lunch and cocktails along the course, a 19th-hole reception with cocktails and heavy appetizers, and more. The All-Star Challenge kicks-of with a VIP Dinner & Pairings Auction on Sunday, September 26th, where guests will mingle with celebrities and bid on a star who will join their golf foursome.
Larry A. Pogofsky, one of the original White Sox investors, was a die-hard baseball fan who loved and respected every player that had the privilege to put on a major league uniform. Larry was also passionate about healthcare research thanks to a life-changing experience at the University of Chicago Medicine. He was a long-standing board member and former president of GIRF. The GI Research Foundation is proud to present the All-Star Challenge, which honors Larry’s love for sports and continues his legacy funding important medical research.