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Kevin Kendrigan's dream was that the creation of Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) would provide a place where people are celebrated for their abilities and everyone can access recreational programs specifically designed to meet their needs.  NWSRA continues his legacy by providing over 2,000 recreational programs annually that meet the diverse and unique needs of children and adults with any type of disability.  Through community outreach, analysis of trends and evolutional programming, NWSRA leads as a “one stop shop” for recreation.


Kevin was always forward thinking, and had a clear vision, as NWSRA programs and services would be at the forefront of community-based therapeutic recreation. To achieve this, he established Special Leisure Services Foundation (SLSF) to provide the additional dollars needed to ensure sustainability, affordability of programs and continued advancement.


Kevin’s Club is a group comprised of those who understood his dream of reaching for the stars and creating the unique programs and services that break down barriers for individuals regardless of their ability.  It is also a group of individuals willing to make an annual financial commitment to make this dream a reality.

It takes a village.  Through partnerships with donors who are committed to Kevin’s vision, SLSF will provide the necessary funding for NWSRA to meet growing demands, provide innovative programming, and open new doors of opportunity within our communities.


Cathy Kendrigan, Kevin’s widow, talked about this new initiative, stating, “I am touched by the fact that Kevin's legacy will be extended in this way and, more importantly, I'm sure he would approve.”

Option 1: Kevin’s Club 19th Hole 

Sign up for 3 golf outings and you are officially part of the Kevin’s Club 19th Hole.

Wednesday, May 10th - Bridges of Poplar Creek at Hoffman Estates

Thursday, June 1st - Palatine Hills Golf Classic

Wednesday, August 9th - Buffalo Grove Golf Classic

Wednesday, August 16th - Moretti's/NWSRA Golf Classic at Mt. Prospect Golf Club

   In Memory of Kevin T. Kendrigan

Wednesday, August 30th - Women's Golf Outing at Old Orchard Country Club

Thursday, September 14th - Arlington Classic Golf Outing


  • Name on a plaque for Kevin's Club with year

  • A Kevin's Club visor

  • Prime golf order and golf cart

  • A round of drinks on SLSF per outing

  • 2 extra mulligans per outings

  • Expedited check in at every morning

  • Recognition at golf outing dinners

  • 1 complimentary dinner raffle ticket

  • Invitation to SLSF Holiday Luncheon

  • Kevin's Club polo

  • Listed on Kevin's Club website page

  • Social media mention

  • Meet up at the 19th Hole: Kevin's legacy remembered, SLSF swag & drink bucket

  • One passport per outing

Option 2: Kevin’s Club Giving Program

Join Kevin’s Club to support Kevin’s mission to help children and adults with disabilities through recreation! 


  • Name on a plaque for Kevin's Club with year

  • A Kevin's Club visor

  • Special recognition at SLSF Holiday Luncheon

  • Invitation to SLSF Holiday Luncheon

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Celebrate Ability Gala

  • Kevin's Club polo

  • Listed on Kevin's Club website page

  • Social media mention

You can make an annual donation amount of $500, $750, $1,000 or $1,500


make monthly donations of $42.00/month ($500), $62.50/month ($750), $83.34/month ($1,000) or $125.00/month ($1,500)

If interested in joining Kevin's Club Giving Program, please contact Liz Thomas at or call at 847-392-2848, ext. 227

Thank you to our 2023 Kevin's Club members

Cathy Kendrigan
Thomas Hilgardner
Anthony Gattuso
Dennis Hanson
Michael Grunewald
Bram Hornstein
Todd M

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