The tragic loss of their son, Keller Zibilich, LOUISINANA STATE 2015, inspired Michael, LOUISINANA STATE 1970, and Gayle Zibilich to make an impact on the Fraternity, creating awareness for mental health and the prevention of suicide among young men across Sigma Chi and students across campuses throughout North America.
Each May, the Zibilich family has hosted the annual Keller Zibilich Golf Tournament at the Fairways of Canton Golf Club in Canton, Georgia, to serve as a primary fundraiser for the Sigma Chi Lifeline mental health program and the Keller Zibilich Scholarship.
This year’s event on May 14 will serve as the final golf event in support of the Keller Zibilich Fund, which has generated enough financial support to insure in perpetuity the Keller Zibilich Sigma Chi Lifeline, Sigma Chi Strong Arms mental health awareness education program and the Zibilich Scholarship.
“There are no words that can adequately convey the gratitude Michael and I have for each of you [who have contributed to Keller’s fund],” says Gayle Zibilich. “The gift of time, treasure and love has created a legacy which will help save young men’s lives. We are also so very grateful for your loving friendship that has helped sustain us on this most difficult journey.”
In 2016, the Keller Zibilich Fund joined with the Sigma Chi Foundation to form a new suicide prevention and mental health education awareness program to every Sigma Chi undergraduate. This program, Strong Arms, was introduced in 2018 providing every Sig with a professionally designed mental health program with resources that can help them remain mentally healthy and safe.
All skill levels are welcome to participate in the golf event, which is a scramble format that tees off at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 14.
Player fees are $125 per participant and includes golf, range balls, a boxed lunch and a post-tournament meal. Hole sponsorships are available at the $200 and $500 levels. The event will also include a live auction and raffle prizes.
To participate in the event email, Rick Stetzer at rick@prgmanagement.com. Please send all checks made payable to the “Keller Zibilich Fund” to Gayle and Michael Zibilich, 1225 Lake Crest Terrace, Roswell, GA 30075.
“We are looking forward to sharing this day with family and friends in remembrance of Keller’s legacy and in support of this worthy Lifeline and scholarship in his honor,” Gayle Zibilich adds.