Pro-Am for Luke Tam

Pro-Am for Luke Tam

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

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.

A few of the PRO-AM PLAYERS
Vinny Hinostroza
Robbie Russo 
Conor Allen
Nick Schmaltz
Adam Clendening
Ryan Hartman 
Brandon Pirri
Michael Mersch
Matt Ford
Brandon Bollig
Reid Simpson
Kevin Doell
Anders Sorensen
Matt Doman 
Alex Brooks
Alex Leavitt
John Eichelberger
Dominick Mersch
Alex Turcotte
Alex Green
Michael Floodstrand
Cody Haiskanen
Owen Lindmark
Cole Caufield
Alex Vlasic
Hugh McGing
Brendan Kapcheck 
Cam Rowe (goalie)
Jack Berry (goalie)

Rosters to be filled with other Pro and Amateur players and can be updated at any time.  We will also host Chicago Blackhawks Private Locker Room Tours and offer Open skating.  The day’s events will raise money for The Tam family medical expenses and the Jackson Chance Foundation who so graciously helped the Tam Family in their hour of need.  Suggested Donation will be $5.00 and includes admission to the game, open skating and a Chicago Blackhawks Locker Room Tour.

  • Open Skating 5:30pm-6:50pm
  • PRO_AM Game 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • Open Skating 8:00-9:00pm
  • Locker Room Tour 5:30-9:00pm
  • Silent Auction to close at 9:30pm need not be present to win bid

A Silent Auction is also available at:

Donations to the silent auction are welcome (contact Leah)

We are a qualified 501c3 organization

So you say “how can we help”?

Attend the event – celebrate Luke’s life – keep Luke’s memory alive in our hearts and in our conversations
Share this event with your family and friends and invite them to come out – and lets pack the rink.

For more information Contact: Leah Huizinga

We know not everyone can attend.
If you wish to make a cash donation, 100% of your donation
will go to the Tam family medical expenses and the Jackson Chance Foundation.
(Complete the form below to make a CASH DONATION)

We are a qualified 501c3 organization