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Two recent events held in memory of Brooks Tonn, a 10-year-old Hinsdale boy who loved baseball and football and passed away in 2017, raised money for the Brooks Strong Foundation.

The second annual Brooks Tonn Memorial 11U tourney held June 18-23 at Hinsdale Central and Peirce Park in Hinsdale, Walker School in Clarendon Hills and the Oak Brook Park District raised $3,000. Barrington Red won the title at the three-game event, which was hosted by the Devils Baseball Club.

Participating teams included the Devils Black (3-0), Devils Red (2-1) and Devils White (2-1) teams.

The Brooks Tonn Golf Tournament July 1 at Chicago Highlands Golf Club drew 140 golfers (and 175 dinner guests) and raised $75,000. Costs were underwritten by 25 corporate and family sponsors.

The mission of the Brooks Strong Foundation is to grant scholarships to kids to kids going through cancer treatment, raise awareness and fund research to help kids fighting cancer.


Ardit Abdullai of Hinsdale and his teammates on the Eclipse Select 13-U soccer team won the US Club Soccer Boy’s National Cup XVII Championship in Commerce City, Colorado, July 23.

The team dominated its division in one of the most prestigious soccer championships in the country, beating GPS Carolina Elite Charlotte by a score of 1-0.

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