Thomas C. Urso Memorial Golf Outing

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a great summer and are ready for one last golf outing to close out the year. On October 20th, we will be having our 11th Annual Thomas C. Urso Memorial Foundation Golf Outing for Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. I cannot believe this is our eleventh outing for Bear Necessities. It feels like yesterday that we were at Tuckaway Golf Course on October 4th playing in our 1st outing. Now, eleven years later, we are still at it. We have had great support from our family and friends, met some new friends and have a second family in Bear Necessities. Due to the success of our fundraisers, the IRS has classified The Thomas C. Urso Memorial Foundation into a 501 (C)(3) organization. We are truly grateful for all of your support along the way!

The 11th Annual Thomas C. Urso Memorial Golf Outing will be held at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, IL with a 9:00 am shotgun start. For the price of $150 for an individual golfer or $460 for a foursome, you will receive 18 holes of golf, lunch, drinks on the course and dinner. Plus, we will once again have our famous sausage hole with our cousin’s homemade beer. Hopefully, everyone is able to make it and we will be able to fill the golf course with 144 golfers. You can send in a check to the address below. You can also go to our website at: and click on the register/donate now button or you can go to directly to our Square Store at: . The only thing we ask, is that you pay in advance this year. Ruffled Feathers is different than Tuckaway and we have to pay in full the week before our outing. We really appreciate your understanding this year!

Less then 3% of all money raised for cancer research goes toward pediatric cancer. Please sign up or donate a silent auction item for our charity event. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE THOMAS C. URSO MEMORIAL OUTING GO DIRECTLY TO BEAR NECESSITIES PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION.
The Thomas C. Urso Memorial Foundation was created to honor the memory of local business and family man, my father, Tom Urso. My dad was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and lost his battle on March 31, 2004. With the help of his wife, Marie, he opened and successfully developed the trucking company Bear Cartage & Intermodal. After his passing, I became President of Bear Cartage & Intermodal and have continued to run the family business. With the help of our family and friends, we created the Memorial Foundation in conjunction with a golf outing to celebrate Tom's memory and to benefit Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. This prominent Chicago-based charity sees to the needs of children who are battling cancer by funding medical research and support grants nationwide and through their Bear Hugs Program here in Illinois, offering patients comfort & courage through everyday acts of caring. To learn more about Bear Necessities, please visit their website at My dad would be honored and proud to know his golf outing and memorial foundation benefits these children and their families.

Thank you to everyone who has donated or golfed in one of our Annual Thomas C. Urso Memorial Golf Outings For Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Last year we had over 90 golfers come out and enjoy a beautiful day to support a great organization. With all the great support from our last outing, our ten year total has been over $165,000 raised for Bear Necessities. If you would like to make a donation to our memorial foundation or to sign up this year, you can go to to make a donation or register. Thank You!

We will be having on course contests and a silent auction will be held during cocktails and dinner. We would greatly appreciate anything you can provide for this worthwhile cause. If you have any questions or require additional information please contact Nick or Tony Urso at (708) 924-9093 or via email at

Please send any silent auction items, registration forms or donations to:

Thomas C. Urso Memorial Foundation
C/O Bear Cartage & Intermodal, Inc.
8600 Joliet Road
McCook, IL 60525

Thank you for your time and help. Your consideration is greatly appreciated!

Kind Regards,
Nick Urso & Family


2018 Registration Form





2018 Sponsors & Donators:

-Alibi Bar & Grill
-All Truck Transportation
-Barb Ziarko
-Bear Cartage & Intermodal, Inc.
-B.J. Trailer & Truck Repair
-Bob Urso
-CH Robinson
-Continuum Transportation Services
-Dan-Mar Concrete
-Darlene Barrett
-G Cooper Oil Company, Inc.
-I & S Wine & Spirits
-Illinois Trucking Association
-Intermodal Maintenance Group (IMG)
-Joe Pisciotti
-Kevin Kenzinger
-Knorr & Company
-Marie & Kyle Volek
-Marie Urso
-PacLease - Hickory Hills, IL
-Proven IT
-Ron Ziarko
-Ryan Ziarko
-Shadow Mirkhaef
-Talaga Family
-Torch Trailer Repair
-Zubar Bar & Grill


2018 Silent Auction:

-Golf With Member at La Grange Country Club for 3
-2 Chicago Blackhawk Club Level Tickets & Parking
-Northwestern Football Tickets & Parking
-Cobra Hybrid Club
-Camping Set (2 Tents, 2 Mattresses, Table, Chairs and Cooler)
-Signed Memorabilia




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