Family and friends of Trent Steckel are hosting the second annual golf fundraiser to honor the young man's life.
The Trent Steckel Scholarship Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday, June 15, at Pinecrest Golf Club, 11220 Algonquin Rd., Huntley. Golf begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Dinner along with a silent auction and raffle starts at 6 p.m.
Cost of tickets is $100 per person, or $400 per team of four. The dinner only option costs $40. The fundraiser includes a hole-in-one contest for a chance to win a 2012 Mitsubishi, according to Cassady Murphy.
Steckel, a 2004 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on July 2, 2010. Steckel, only 24 when he died, was a star running back of South's football team and well-respected role model.
He earned a scholarship to play football at Eastern Illinois University. After graduating with a degree in sociology, he became a certified firefighter/EMT as an apprentice with the Woodstock Fire Rescue District. He was on his way to becoming a paramedic when his life suddenly ended too early, according to the Trent Steckel Scholarship website.
Funds raised from Friday's golf event will assist aspiring firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses and related professions, Murphy said.