Hole in one at charity golf outing will score '67 Barracuda convertible from Volo Auto Museum

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Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum

(815) 385-3644; brian@volocars.com


Hole in one at charity golf outing will score

’67 Barracuda convertible from Volo Auto Museum


LINCOLNSHIRE — A shiny, red, 1967 Plymouth Barracuda convertible appraised at $33,000 could go home with a lucky Dani’s Drive for a Cure Golf Outing participant.


The Volo Auto Museum will donate the car to the first golfer scoring a hole in one on the 12th hole during the outing, set for Friday, June 28, at Crane’s Landing Golf Club at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort in Lincolnshire. The outing will benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation.


The biggest prize offering of the day, the classic car features a white interior and top.


“It’s a pretty, red convertible,” said Brian Grams, Volo Auto Museum director. “The car will be there for the event.”


Mundelein residents Mike Lococo and his wife, Shari, started the biennial event six years ago. Their daughter, 10-year-old Dani, has Rett Syndrome, a postnatal neurological disorder affecting cognitive, sensory, emotional, motor and autonomic function.


According to holeinoneinsurance.com, the odds of an amateur golfer making a hole in one on a par 3 are roughly 12,500 to 1. Nonetheless, as stated on the same site, “it happens all the time.” And Mike Lococo said Volo’s pledge definitely adds to the excitement of the event, which he said has raised as much as $50,000 in past years and is expected to draw 124 golfers and 180 dinner guests this year.


“All of the golfers will really enjoy seeing that old convertible car, and trying to win it,” he said. “The hole is 165 yards for the men, and 150 yards for the women.”


Grams said the museum is pleased to participate in a variety of charitable causes.


“In cash or goods, last year the museum gave about $170,000,” he said. “The year before was pretty comparable … it’s just a way to give back.”


The Volo Auto Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo. More information is available at volocars.com, or by calling (815) 385-3644. Also, be sure to visit the Volo Auto Museum on Facebook.