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47th Annual Little City Invitational Golf Tournament to Honor Bunzl Distribution's Pat Larmon

Friday, July 16, 2010 Corporate News J E 4
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PALATINE, Ill., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the most prestigious tournaments in the nonprofit sector continues its storied legacy this summer when Little City Foundation hosts its 47th Annual Little City Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday, Aug. 16, at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove.

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Headlining this year's tournament is honoree Patrick Larmon, President and CEO of Bunzl Distribution USA, Inc., a St. Louis-based distributor of products that includes outsourced food packaging, disposable supplies, and cleaning and safety products.

This year's tournament also will signify the final major event celebrating Little City's 50th Anniversary year, which began on Oct. 1, 2009, and ends Sept. 30.

Little City will present Larmon with its prestigious Morrie Kellman Humanitarian Award, named after the founder of the Little City tournament. The Little City Invitational is one of the oldest, ongoing golf tournaments in the country hosted by a nonprofit, which has advocated and raised funds for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than half a century.

No stranger to Little City, Larmon has played in several Little City Invitational tournaments in the past to support the organization. In fact, his foursome won the event last year. He is also very active in community service, both in the Chicago and St. Louis areas, including serving on the national board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

"Pat is a perfect selection for our Morrie Kellman Humanitarian Award, which emphasizes compassion, dedication and support for people with disabilities," said Ed Hockfield, one of the co-chairs for this year's event. "We are very pleased to have him as our honoree this year."

"Little City Foundation is a wonderful organization that provides hope and dignity to people with disabilities, and I am always willing to help them whenever I can," Larmon said. "To receive an honor of this caliber is very humbling, and I look forward to taking part in this year's tournament."

A full field of 250 golfers is expected to tee it up over the 36-hole Twin Orchard Country Club. In the spirit of golf's heritage, golfers have the option to walk with caddies on the courses instead of using carts. The event also includes an awards dinner that includes an expansive silent auction as well as a live auction featuring several spectacular packages, from playing golf at exclusive clubs to sailing on Lake Michigan while hosting your own private party.

The invitational supports the Palatine-based Little City Foundation, which provides extensive services and programs, including residential care, for hundreds of children and adults with disabilities. The cost to play individually is $750 with many sponsorships available as well.

To register or to inquire about sponsorships, visit www.littlecity.org/events/2010/lci/ or contact Phyllis Shipbaugh at 847-221-7892 or pshipbaugh@littlecity.org.

To support individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, visit www.littlecity.org/support.

For complete information, visit www.littlecity.org or contact Rick Johnson at rjohnson@littlecity.org or 847-221-7831.

About Little City Foundation

For more than 50 years, Little City Foundation has developed innovative and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for Illinois' most vulnerable citizens, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and wellness. Little City's ChildBridge services include in-home personal and family supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services and special needs foster care and adoption.  Little City's LifePath Adult Services offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based services, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more. The organization has a 56-acre campus in Palatine and offices in Chicago.  Visit www.littlecity.org.

About Bunzl Distribution USA, Inc.

Bunzl Distribution USA, Inc. supplies a range of products, including outsourced food packaging, disposable supplies, and cleaning and safety products to food processors, supermarkets, retailers, convenience stores and other users. Based in St. Louis, Mo., Bunzl Distribution, with sales of more than $3.8 billion, is the largest division of Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing group headquartered in London. Bunzl Distribution owns and operates more than 90 warehouses that serve all 50 states and Puerto Rico, as well as Canada, the Caribbean and parts of Mexico. With 3,500 employees and more than 250,000 different supply items, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America. Worldwide sales are in excess of $6 billion. Throughout its history, the company has maintained a strong commitment to productivity, delivering both quality service and competitive pricing. As it looks to the future, Bunzl Distribution is focused on increasing productivity, enhancing customer service and exploring new business opportunities. Visit www.bunzldistribution.com/.

SOURCE Little City Foundation

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