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2024 Golf Scramble

Registration is open for our annual scramble on April 20, 2024!

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About the Foundation

The Bob Emig Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, was started in 2004. Founder Aaron Emig, Bob’s oldest son, created the foundation to continue his father’s work in helping youth develop well-rounded lives by providing them a healthy sports experience.  He loved sports—as a participant, coach and sports writer—and felt these experiences were a contributor to the successful family and professional life he built.

 Our Vision

 Inspiring Youth.
Transforming Lives.

Our Mission

Promoting the well-being of youth
through sports and education

We believe in providing opportunities for youth to enjoy the many benefits of a sports experience including having fun and developing skills that they can use throughout their lives.  We encourage “going beyond the game” to allow for that learning experience.

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“I've worked at the CAC for over five years now and have seen the great love of the East St. Louis community for basketball and football specifically and have always desired to marry my love for soccer with this community and the children I work with at the CAC. The biggest disparity for us is how expensive it is to play such a simple game. With the help of the Bob Emig Foundation we were able to directly pay for a tournament fee as well as equip our players with actual home and away jerseys, shorts, socks, and new soccer balls. As we look forward, we are eager to be a part of indoor leagues, summer camps, tournaments, and to continue to cultivate a deep love for soccer!”
Matt Cowman - Chaplain, a.k.a. "Minister of the Pitch"
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