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    • Jun
    • 6
    • 2017
    The Denny 2018!

    Save the Date for The Denny this year, Monday July 23th, 2018.

    Mike O'Brien

    • Feb
    • 28
    • 2016
    Bishop McNamara High School Scholarship Application

    This is a 4-year scholarship to Bishop McNamara High School. The number of scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen each year varies. We plan to award approximately 15 scholarships to students who start at Bishop McNamara in the fall of 2018. The ...

    Mike O'Brien

    • Feb
    • 28
    • 2016
    See how your support is helping the fight against ALS

    2015 Awareness Fund Report

    Mike O'Brien

    • Feb
    • 1
    • 2016
    The Denny 2016!

    Monday, July 18th at the Kankakee Country Club

    Save the date for the 2016 Denny Golf Outing and Fun Day!

    Mike O'Brien

    • Jan
    • 11
    • 2015
    The Denny 2015!

    Monday, July 20th at the Kankakee Country Club

    Join us for the 2015 Denny Golf Outing and Fun Day! 2015 Golf Outing Invite

    Mike O'Brien

    • Oct
    • 6
    • 2014
    Denny J. Smith Legacy Foundation Scholarship Program

    Please find the application below for the Dennis J. Smith Legacy Foundation's Scholarship Program to Bishop McNamara High School for freshman starting in the 2015/2016 school year. Download Application

    Mike O'Brien

    • Jul
    • 21
    • 2014
    Annual Outing Battles ALS with Golf Clubs

    Read The Daily Journal article

    Mike O'Brien

    • May
    • 22
    • 2014
    Join us for the 2014 Denny Golf Outing and Fun Day!

    Monday, July 21st at the Kankakee Country Club

    2014 Denny Invite Purchase Raffle Ticket Raffle Prizes

    Mike O'Brien

    • Mar
    • 2
    • 2014
    Letters to Denny...

    Letter from Reverend John I. Jenkins Letter from Charlie Weis Letter from Barack Obama Resolution Honoring Dennis J. Smith

    Mike O'Brien

    • Jun
    • 9
    • 2013
    Save the Date for The Denny 2014!

    The 2014 edition of The Denny is Monday, July 21. We hope you can join us for this fun event!

    Mike O'Brien

    • Dec
    • 3
    • 2012
    Save the Date

    The 2013 Denny is set for Monday July 22, 2013. We hope you can join us for another fun event.

    Mike O'Brien

    • Sep
    • 30
    • 2012
    Quinn and Caroline by a Tree Planted at Notre Dame in Denny's Honor

    Mike O'Brien

    • Aug
    • 21
    • 2012
    Thanks for Your Support of The Denny 2012

    Thanks to support from many family and friends, The Denny 2012 was a great success. The weather cooperated and the turnout was the best yet. The highlight of the evening reception was the posthumous presentation of the Legacy Foundation's Caring for ...

    Mike O'Brien

    • May
    • 9
    • 2012
    Save the Date for the 2012 Denny

    Monday July 23, 2012 at the Kankakee Country Club. The 2012 Denny Invite (pdf)

    Mike O'Brien

    • Jan
    • 26
    • 2012
    2011 Annual Report for the Dennis J. Smith Legacy Foundation

    View the report here.

    Mike O'Brien

    • Oct
    • 29
    • 2011
    Thank You...

    Thanks to Everyone Who Made a Donation to the DJS Legacy Foundation in Memory of Wilma O'Brien.

    Mike O'Brien

    • Oct
    • 22
    • 2011
    Save the Date for the 2012 Denny

    Monday July 23, 2012 at the Kankakee Country Club.

    Mike O'Brien

    • Aug
    • 25
    • 2011
    Researchers make Monumental Breakthrough in Effort to Cure ALS

    Researchers make monumental breakthrough in effort to cure ALS. To learn more, please read the attached information from the Les Turner ALS Foundation and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. ALS Research Document

    Mike O'Brien

    • Jul
    • 28
    • 2011
    5th Annual Denny a Success - Thanks!

    Thanks to support from many family and friends, the 5th annual Denny was a big hit. The proceeds allow the Foundation to fund 13 partial scholarships at Bishop McNamara Catholic High School in Kankakee for students with financial need who have ...

    Mike O'Brien

    • May
    • 19
    • 2011
    Please Join us for The Denny

    July 18th, 2011 at the Kankakee Country Club

    We hope you can join us this summer for the 5th annual Dennis J. Smith Legacy Foundation Golf Outing and Fun Day, the event that has become known as "The Denny". The Denny is Monday July 18, 2011 at the Kankakee Country Club. Again this year we ...

    Mike O'Brien