The PRO-AM for Luke Tam was put together as a way to Celebrate Luke Daniel Tam’s short life. We hope to pay respects to Luke but also surround Greg and Kimmy with love, laughter, family, friends, and positive energy. The date for this Celebration is Friday, July 19th, 2019 5:30pm-9:30pm at Fifth Third Arena. We will be hosting a Pro-Am hockey game in Luke’s honor with Professional and Amateur Hockey Players.
Greg Tam is a beloved former Head Coach, for 10 years, of the Chicago Mission and current Assistant GM of Fifth Third Ice Arena. Greg embraces all that is important to youth hockey, family, player, and team. He achieved this by giving the guidance required to flourish in athletics, academics and life on and off the ice. As a community we now have the opportunity to give back to Greg, Kimmy and Luke Daniel Tam. The Pro Am for Luke Tam is put together as a way to celebrate Luke Daniel Tam and all that he gave to Greg and Kimmy in his short, but surely loved life.
On October 24, 2018, Luke was born 3 months early at a gestational age of 27 weeks. Luke won many battles giving everyone a glimpse of his strength and miraculous effects of love. The doctors and nurses were able to keep Luke’s heart beating long enough for Greg and Kimmy to get to the hospital. He passed away in their arms shortly after, on December 23, 2018. Although it was not the life that was envisioned for him, they are so incredibly grateful to have had the chance to meet and love him. The Jackson Chance Foundation granted the Tam family with a grant to pay for their parking while Luke was in the NICU. This grant ensured that Greg and Kimmy were able to be with Luke at all hours in the NICU.