For St. Charles County residents, the Whittaker name is familiar. Whether you live in a Whittaker-built home or have played on one of the four golf courses Whittaker developed, you have probably heard the name.
Robert “Bob” Whittaker Sr., whose company built 6,000 homes in St. Charles County, passed away earlier this year. In his memory, his family planned the Bob Whittaker Memorial Charity Golf Outing in September. “Bob dedicated his life to improving the quality of living for the St. Charles community,” Shae McCartney, granddaughter of the late Bob Whittaker, said. “The golf event is a way for our family to remember his legacy and raise funds for local charities.”
The family agrees Bob loved giving back to the St. Charles County community. They decided to focus on charities in St. Charles County to donate back to. “When they asked me to choose a charity, I selected Community Living,” Kyle Whittaker, grandson of the late Bob Whittaker, said. He admitted he didn’t know much about our organization until we held our annual Swing4Kids golf event at the Links at Dardenne this past August. “I learned a lot about who you are and what you do at the golf tournament,” Kyle said. “I enjoyed hearing the stories about what Community Living does for the community.”
On October 5, Bob’s widow, Shirley Whittaker; daughter, Kelly Vetter; and Shae presented Barb Griffith, President and CEO, with a check for $2,500. Community Living, Inc. was one of five charities that received a donation from the golf event. The money will be used to help enrich the lives of people with disabilities so they can achieve their highest potential.
If you would like more information on the Bob Whittaker Memorial Golf Outing, contact Shae at 314-280-4075. Next year’s golf outing is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017, at Whitmoor Country Club.
Photo: Kelly Vetter, Shirley Whittaker and Shae McCarney, all family of the late Bob Whittaker, present Barb Griffith, President and CEO, with a $2,500 check.