On paper, it wouldn’t seem that Jason Day and Michael Phelps have really many in common.
The 32-year-old Phelps, a Baltimore native, is a many flashy Olympian of all time, winning 28 medals in a pool. The Australian-born Day, 30, is a 12-time PGA Tour winner, including a 2015 PGA Championship.
“We usually talked about this — all we do we’re opposites,” Day said. “He has an Omega watch. we have a Rolex. He likes water. we don’t like water. But we work good together.”
When it comes to gift work, they are in ideal agreement.
Phelps and Day teamed adult by their charities — a Michael Phelps Foundation and Day’s Brighter Days Foundation — to theatre a second annual Golf.Give.Gala in St. Charles.
Sunday featured a celebration during Hotel Baker and a unison from nation song star Eric Church during a Arcada Theatre.
Day and Phelps were ostensible to lead a vast organisation of celebrities in a golf tour Monday during St. Charles Country Club. It was cleared out due to rain, though everybody finished a many of it.
Current and former Chicago athletes such during Bryan Bickell, Adam Burish, Zach Miller, Patrick Sharp and Kerry Wood and Loyola men’s basketball manager Porter Moser, a Benet graduate, were among a attendees.
“Being means to come behind together again, to be means to be behind in St. Charles, is great,” Phelps said. “We’re means to come together for things that could change people’s lives, that could make a large impact.
“To be means to save a life, for me that’s approach bigger than anything I’ve finished in my career.”
Phelps’ substructure partnered with a Boys Girls Clubs of Elgin and St. Charles Special Recreation during a event. Portions of Day’s deduction went to a Lazarus House in St. Charles.
“We’re impacting a lot of people, not usually here in St. Charles though opposite America,” Day said. “That’s what we need to do some-more of. There are a lot of people in need, a lot of people who are struggling and need a help.
Farmers Insurance Open in Jan during Torrey Pines, started a Better Days Foundation with his wife, Ellie, in 2011 after his Presidents Cup appearance. The Michael Phelps Foundation is in a 10th year of existence.
Phelps and Day were happy to join army for a second true year to impact as many lives as possible.
“We’re usually hoping, like Michael does by what he did in a pool and who he is as a person, and what I’ve finished on a golf march and who we am as a person, to get a word out about what we’re perplexing to accomplish,” Day said. “Days like this really help.”
Paul Johnson is a freelance contributor for The Beacon-News.