Swing King Donates $108,000 To Make-a-wish Illinois, South Carolina

Top Quote Chicago-Based Digital Golf Technology Firm Helps Make-A-Wish Grant More Than A Dozen Wishes. End Quote
  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) January 25, 2019 - Swing King, a technology company that sets up automated hole-in-one contests at golf courses across the country, is donating a total of $108,000 to Make-A-Wish Illinois and Make-A-Wish South Carolina. The firm is donating $56,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois and $52,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina. The funds are expected to grant more than six wishes per foundation.

    For the 50+ participating courses in Illinois and South Carolina, Swing King donates 10 percent of profits, 10 percent of hole-in-one prizes, and 100 percent of donations to the respective Make-A-Wish foundations.

    “We are excited about our partnership with Swing King and are grateful for their generous support,” stated Bill Tiller, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish South Carolina. “Their dedication and determination to be a top supporter of Make-A-Wish South Carolina is tantamount to granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.”

    Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 15,000 wishes.

    “We are delighted that Swing King has chosen to incorporate a charity component to their business model and we are thrilled to be their local partner,” stated Alicea Starr, corporate gift officer, Make-A-Wish Illinois. “For each wish that Swing King and its customers help grant, there is a transformational impact on our critically ill children, their families and the communities we serve across Illinois. Swing King’s support of Make-A-Wish not only helps grant life-changing wishes to children with serious illnesses, it also helps them improve their emotional and physical quality of life.”

    “We are thrilled to be partnering with Make-A-Wish and very proud that we were able to exceed our 2018 goal of $100,000 in charitable donations to this amazing and life-changing organization,” stated Mike Jakob, CEO of Swing King. “Our mission is to capture, reward and share amazing golf shots, and I am very humbled by the fact that we have been able to leverage golfers’ passion for hitting a hole-in-one into a meaningful program that helps critically ill children.”

    For more information on Swing King, please visit www.swingking.com or contact Heather Youkhana at hyoukhana ( @ ) lasallenetwork dot com or 312-496-6562 dot

    About Swing King
    Swing King is the first fully automated hole-in-one contest that operates during each and every round -- creating significant new revenue opportunities for golf courses and providing golfers with added excitement, meaningful cash payouts for holes-in-one and an HD video of their ultimate golf experience. The Swing King system can be found at over 300 golf courses nationwide and requires no additional work or daily setup from the facility. Swing King offers customizable programs designed to specifically meet the needs of every type of golf club – from public to private to resort. For more information, please visit www.swingking.com.

    About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 66 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 26,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 174,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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