West Suburban charity honored on Father's Day for helping students who lost a parent

West Suburban charity honored for helping students who lost parent
The Lyons Township High School boys soccer team chose the Legacy Guild as the recipient of prize money it won in a charity game last month. Photo credit The Legacy Guild

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — This Father’s Day some Lyons Township High School athletes are honoring a local organization that helps students who have lost parents.

The Legacy Guild has given out more than $1 million in about 200 scholarships for college students for nearly a decade. It was started by Bill Carney and other men in the La Grange area nine years ago after they had some good friends die suddenly.

One of its scholarship recipients is Caroline Konstant, who lost her father to cancer seven years ago.

“I have been able to network with Legacy Guild board members and other members of the community and they’ve always been there to help me through every challenge I faced in college,” Konstant said.

This time the nonprofit was on the receiving end of a check for $500.  It came from Buddy’s Helpers and PepsiCo after the Lyons Township boys soccer team won a special charity game last month and chose Legacy Guild as the recipient.