Despite the chill in the air and the clouds in the sky, everyone had warmth in their hearts and smiles that were glowing on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the 5th annual Other Side Of The Green. The event pairs a young man between the ages of 11-17 with a business professional who shares the same interests and career path.
Growing the game for people of all abilities is a continued objective for the Kids Golf Foundation. Over the years, we have enriched the lives of students with a variety of conditions including autism, hearing loss, and cerebral palsy. The goal is to improve their quality of life and introduce them to new skills and [...]
The Foundation provides educational materials, resources, and training for community organizations to teach life lessons and golf fundamentals to inner-city boys and girls. Over the past 15 years, it has developed a curriculum that provides all of the equipment needed to create an impactful program in the community. In 2013, the Foundation will continue to [...]
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announces the International Crown, a first-of-its-kind, biennial, global match play competition commencing in 2014 that will feature teams from eight countries battling for the right to be “Crowned” the world’s best golf nation.
Each year, the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois offers numerous leadership, life, and golf opportunities to program participants. One way the Foundation has supported youth development is by providing scholarships to attend the unique Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Junior Golf Camp.
“The best part of Traditions is playing golf with my teammates. I love to play and course was excellent. The team was so excited when I stuck the ball on the green on the last hole. It was fun being older and returning to Traditions of Golf Challenge so that I could help my younger teammates.”
Peoria Park District
“At Traditions of Golf Challenge I learned that golf is not just about how well you can play the game. This event taught me how to prepare for golf in the future, not only with ability but also knowing the rules, history and etiquette. These things are essential when I start thinking about high school golf or becoming a caddy.”
South Suburban Home School & Gym Group
“I really appreciated all the help and advice from my mentor. My favorite part of Thinking Outside The Tee Box was being able to talk to my mentor about things we are both interested in.”
FCA JUNIOR GOLF CAMP SCHOLARSHIP HAS BEEN CHANGING KIDS’ LIVES SINCE 2000!
“Thank you so much for the scholarship to attend the FCA Junior Golf Camp. I had a ton of fun and made a lot of new friends that I am still in touch with. I am hoping to participate in more upcoming events through the Kids Golf Foundation, and am glad I have participated in others because of you. I learned a lot and am very grateful.”
2010 Camp Participant
Urban Youth Ministries/ Wayside Cross
“Traditions of Golf Challenge is great because my daughter is able to increase her skills while playing with kids her own age. I enjoy watching the teams really get into the tournament and focus their talents on such a great course. Everything about the event is top notch.”
DuPage AME Church
“Golf has opened the door for so many new experiences for me, several of which were offered through the Kids Golf Foundation. I started volunteering with the Foundation four years ago and have been able to see the joy young golfers have by participating in events like Thinking Outside The Tee Box.”
University of St. Francis Student-Athlete
“We are honored to have the International Crown at Rich Harvest Farms in 2016. We look forward to welcoming the wonderful spectators and fans of women’s golf including the youth in our community to witness this truly global tournament.”
Mr. Jerry Rich
Chairman and Owner
Rich Harvest Farms
“Other Side of the Green is for the kids to talk with someone in the field so they can get a basic understanding of what it is they want to do and what it is they have to look forward to as well as how to further their education.”
Other Side Of The Green
“It was a very rewarding experience for me to be a part of Thinking Outside The Tee Box. My partner and I talked about many things, mainly preparation and balance – together, we recognized that there is always time for others, but what’s most important is making time for yourself.”
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