MRA loves office competition! Competition in the office is a great way to drive placements, create motivation, and work as team!

This particular competition, for many reasons, holds a special place in our hearts. Every year we participate in the annual golf outing benefitting Andrew J. Vitner and Andrew’s Army. Mark and Ryan both have had a longstanding relationship with Andrew’s parents for over 10 years now, and it all started with Mark assisting Andrew’s dad in a search for an opportunity with a Fortune 500 organization. Now MRA has been a longstanding supporter of Andrew’s Army since 2006.


Andrew’s Army, a 501(c)3 not–for-profit organization, was founded in the fall of 2006 in memory of Andrew James Vitner. Andrew was born in November 2005, fourteen weeks premature and was soon after diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Andrew fought a courageous fight and surprised his parents, doctors, nurses and everyone around him on a regular basis. Unfortunately, Andrew’s tiny lungs could not heal, and Andrew passed away in July of 2006 at eight months old. In the memory of Andrew and his fighting spirit his parents founded Andrew’s Army – The Andrew J Vitner Foundation ( Andrew was an inspiration to many during his short life, and the foundation was formed in the hope that others would be inspired to join the fight for healthier, happier tomorrows for all children.

This year we are competing for the 2 open spots in our foursome.  The top 2 billers for July have a chance to come with and participate in this amazing event!

Who will it be?

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 If you are interested in learning more or even participating with us in this event, see the details below!

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The Foundation

Mission: The Andrew J. Vitner Foundation is dedicated to fundraising and bringing awareness in support of research for treatments and cures for childhood illnesses, in the hope of improving the lives and families of those affected by these illnesses. The Andrew J. Vitner Foundation holds integrity and honesty tantamount in its efforts.


  • Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. (Resources are also used to provide holiday gifts to patients in NICU)
  • Greater Illinois Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Local Chicagoland families (several since 2006)

The Annual Golf Outing

Largest fundraiser of the year. 2007 was the inaugural year with 52 golfers and an additional 40 for dinner. We have grown since that year and now have averaged 90 golfers and 45 additional dinner guests the past seven years. We have raised over $86,000 in our several years hosting the outing. Overall, the Foundation has raised over $120,000 since inception. Help us make 2015 our most successful year yet!

2015 Outing will take place, Saturday, August 15th, at Whisper Creek Golf Club, Huntley, Illinois

  • 18-hole scramble format, shotgun start (12:45pm start)
  • Hole contests and putting contest following golf
  • Raffle and silent auction
  • Dinner and awards ceremony immediately following the golf tournament including golf awards, raffle, silent auction, and 50/50 cash raffle. A great opportunity for everyone involved; golfers, non-golfers, volunteers, friends, etc., to meet and socialize while supporting the mission of the Foundation

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