SUGAR GROVE, IL – On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, COUNTRY Financial hosted a golf outing at Rich Harvest Farms to benefit the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois, raising $30,000. The money will go to supporting the Foundation, one of the largest nonprofit junior golf organizations in the state, as it teaches children the fundamentals and life lessons of golf.

“Since the Foundation provides equipment and resources to program sites at no cost, we rely heavily on partners and donors,” said Michala Mika, Director of the Foundation. “I’m incredibly thankful for COUNTRY Financial and their thoughtfulness to not only host an event in support of the Foundation, but to also to make a sizable contribution.”

Formed by a group of farmers in 1925, COUNTRY Financial is an insurance agency with more than 3,000 employees and 2,000 representatives. They strive to help clients protect what matters and plan for a secure future. This is the second year COUNTRY Financial has hosted a golf outing at Rich Harvest Farms in support of the Foundation.

“COUNTRY Financial is committed to enriching lives in the communities it serves,” said Jeff Koerner, Regional Vice President at COUNTRY. We have been proud supporters of initiatives that improve opportunities for youth, including financial education, safety programs and other community outreach efforts. This sponsorship will help the Kids Golf Foundation continue to provide local youth with the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons such as sportsmanship, communication and education through the sport of golf.”

COUNTRY Financial shares many of the same values as the Foundation, such as integrity and leadership, and they both have a presence in many of the same communities.

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About the Kids Golf Foundation
The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois is dedicated to bringing the sport of golf into the lives of children and providing them with opportunities for personal growth and career enhancement. The Foundation is a statewide junior golf association that offers and supports several golf programs and events designed to introduce children between the ages of 5 and 17 to the sport of golf, its fundamentals, rules, history, etiquette, life lessons, and more. The Foundation is one of the largest junior golf organizations in the state.

About Rich Harvest Farms
Consistently ranked in Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, Rich Harvest Farms is an ultra-private, members-only club located in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Owned and built by Jerry Rich, the course consists of 18 holes and is a 1,820-acre showcase of nature and agriculture. Rich Harvest Farms also hosted the prestigious 2009 LPGA Solheim Cup, 2015 Palmer Cup, the 2015 Western Amateur, and the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. For more information visit and follow Rich Harvest Farms on Twitter, @RHFTournaments.