Charity Golf Classic

The 2016 True Value Charity Classic took place on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

We returned to the premiere Cog Hill Golf & Country Club and its four lush courses, including world-renowned Dubs Dread. We also added a new course this year, the challenging Bolingbrook Country Club. We also hosting a special alternative event at the Cooking Skills Academy where attendees experienced culinary delights, grilling, wine tasting, celebrity chef demos and much more.

Proceeds from the Charity Classic benefit True Value Foundation, helping provide the tools and resources to help youth reach their full potential.

Please check back for information on the 2017 True Value Charity Classic. See below for information regarding the 2016 event.

Enjoy a day of cooking at the Cooking Skills Academy. This unique culinary experience includes hands-on cooking classes in a custom-designed gourmet kitchen. Learn from real chefs from real restaurants as they guide you through this culinary adventure. Plus, celebrity chefs from Top Chef, Iron Chef and Masterchef. That's a trifecta of chefs (see below). 

Cooking Skills Academy
1201 Norwood Avenue
Itasca, IL 60143
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Apps and cocktails start at 11:30 am 
Cooking school ends at 2:00 pm

Shuttle service to and from the Westin Lombard will be provided.
 - Departs hotel at 11 am.
 - Departs Cooking Skills Academy at 2:30 pm



We're excited to announce two celebrity chefs for the event:

Mario Rizzotti. Mario is an acclaimed television personality and Italian culinary expert whose passion is to educate and bring to your kitchen all matters of authentic Italian cuisine and ingredients. You'll learn so much from Mario, including what EVOO is. He most recently served as a judge on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Learn more about Mario.

Luca Manfe:  Luca was born in Italy and came to the States to follow the American dream. He grew up in the restaurant business working in Italy, Australia, Florida and New York where he experienced ingredients and techniques from different cuisines; Japanese to French, to Modern American and, of course, Italian. Learn more about Luca.

Carlos Gaytan: For his Mexique restaurant on Chicago Avenue in Chicago, Carlos has earned a spot on Chicago magazine’s top new restaurants of 2009, best restaurant of 2010 and received its first star in the Michelin Guide in 2013. He was also awarded “Chef of the Year 2011” by the American Culinary Federation. Learn more about Carlos.

Part of the success of the Charity Classic is the Silent Auction and we're counting on you for another successful event. The donation process has changed slightly so be aware of a few important details that are new this year

  • Anyone interested in donating an auction item must first complete this ONLINE DONATION FORM.
  • All donated items are subject to review before being placed into the auction. We are targeting items with $150+ value. Items with a value of less than $100 will not be excepted.
  • Please, do not ship items to True Value (RSC) without first being contacted by Sarah will contact all vendors/donors within 2 weeks of their online submission with additional directions.

  • Donation submissions are being collected and we are looking to have all entries completed by May 20
Please send this link to your department vendor/rep contacts.

Two ways to purchase raffle tickets:
Tickets are $50 each or 4 for $150.

5 winning prizes:

  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler
  • Two cash prizes of $5,000 and $3,000
  • Two more winners will be able to choose from the following three trips:
2017 THE PLAYERS Championship Tournament:
  • 2 tickets for the Saturday and Sunday rounds (May 13-14, 2017) of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 
  • Access to The Turn Hospitality Club (or similar) 
  • Tee time for 2 golfers at a private golf club (such as Marsh Landing Country Club or Sawgrass Country Club) on Friday, May 12, 2017 
  • 4-night stay (check in Thursday; check out Monday) in a standard room at the Hyatt Regency (or similar hotel) in downtown Jacksonville 
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Jacksonville, FL
  • Winspire booking & Concierge service. 
Napa Wine Country VIP Insiders Tour
  • 3-night stay at Caldwell Vineyard’s Guest House
  • Caldwell Vineyard insider’s tour and tasting for 2
  • Winemaker Dinner for 2
  • Neiman Cellars private tasting and lunch for 2
  • Private guided Napa tour and transportation with Paul Diaz, Wine Educator.
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous US to San Francisco or Oakland, CA
  • Winspire Booking &Concierge Service. 
Ultimate Escape to Kauai
  • 4-night stay in a studio premium villa at Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, Kuaui
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Kauai, Hawaii
  • Winspire booking & Concierge Service

70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL, 60148

Stay the night at the beautiful Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, conveniently located just 15 miles from both O'Hare and Midway Airports. This is where the dinner & auction will be held.

Room Rate - $149 per night

Hurry, group rate available until May 11, 2016. Subject to availability.


7:30 to 8:45 am – Long Putt and Marshmallow Drive Skills Challenge
8:00 am – Registration Opens at Cog Hill and Bolingbrook Golf Course
9:00 am – Shotgun Start
11:30 am – Arrivals and Introductions at the Cooking Skills Academy
3:00 to 5:00 pm – Reception Event
5:00 to 7:00 pm – Dinner & Silent Auction