The Center for Sight & Hearing Gerald Broski Memorial Golf Outing began in 2005 and has grown to be our most successful fundraiser. Gerald Broski, also known as Gerry, served as a Center for Sight & Hearing board member for over 10 years and was very passionate about his mission to help those with vision and hearing loss.
“I joined the Center for Sight & Hearing board in the mid-1990’s along with Jerry,” said Jeff R. Layng, Vice President at Chase Bank. “He was instrumental in helping the organization grow and provided guidance in the decision to build the new facility and change locations in 2003. When the Executive Director left the organization, Jerry came forward and provided interim leadership for us.”
After he passed away, his wife, children, and fellow board members gathered to host a golf fundraiser in his honor. Since 2005, the CSH Gerald Broski Memorial Golf Outing has raised several hundred thousand dollars to support community members with low vision or hearing loss.
“I didn’t think we would do this more than one year, and now we’re going on our thirteenth year!” said Sue Broski, wife of the late Gerald Broski. Sue and children, Lisa, Mike, and Kurt, have all been a part of the golf outing since its inception. “Jerry loved Rockford, and I’m sure he would be pleased to see how CSH is growing and expanding.”
The 13th Annual Gerald Broski Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 25 at Forest Hills Country Club in Rockford.