Waukegan, Illinois (July 10, 2023) – The Waukegan Parks Foundation is hosting the 28th Annual Partners in Parks Golf Outing on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at Bonnie Brook Golf Course. Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30am, with the driving range open for warm-up. A shotgun start will follow at 8:30am. All proceeds will benefit the Waukegan Parks Foundation to support park and recreation programs, projects, and scholarships.
Registration is $175 per golfer and $550 per foursome. Participation in the golf outing includes a cart, goodie bag, raffle ticket, lunch, and beverage. Golfers will also receive a printed souvenir photo of their foursome.
Through a diverse group of dedicated volunteers, the Waukegan Parks Foundation builds on the strength and positive perception of the Waukegan Park District by financially supporting targeted educational, environmental, and health-based programs, ensuring equity for all and fostering philanthropy in the Waukegan community.
Charlotte Callahan Wozniak, President of the Waukegan Parks Foundation, stated, “The Waukegan Parks Foundation is grateful for the community partners who support our mission to ensure access to parks, programs, and facilities. The proceeds from the 28th Annual Partners in Parks Golf Outing will impact thousands of local children through park and recreation programs, projects, and scholarships.”
Jeremiah Johnson, President of the Waukegan Park District Board of Commissioners, stated, “The Waukegan Park District is thankful for the ongoing contributions from the Waukegan Parks Foundation. From the water safety field trips to the new healing garden at Victory Park, their dedicated involvement is making a difference in our community.”
Jay Lerner, Executive Director of the Waukegan Park District, stated, “The Waukegan Park District is proud to have a strong partnership with the Waukegan Parks Foundation. This all-volunteer organization has worked hard to raise funds for initiatives that benefit our community.”
There are various sponsorship opportunities. More information, including registration and sponsorship options, is available at waukeganparks.org/partnersinparks.
About the Waukegan Park District
Established on December 26, 1916, the Waukegan Park District (WPD) has 53 properties and more than 742 acres of land, including the 18-hole Bonnie Brook and 9-hole Greenshire Golf Courses. Properties are managed to the highest environmental and conservation standards. Facilities operated by the WPD include the Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center, Waukegan’s Greg Petry SportsPark, Waukegan Skate Park, BMX Track, SplashZone, Percussion Playground, recreational centers, disc golf course, dog exercise area and agility course, outdoor sports fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, splash pads, and sports courts including basketball, tennis and pickleball. A full range of programs and services are offered year-round for all ages, from infants to seniors, as well as special need populations. Healthy lifestyles, wellness initiatives, and a connection with the outdoors and nature are integrated throughout programs, services, and special events. Arts and cultural activities are provided by the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus, and the Waukegan History Museum. We offer something for everyone!
A member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), and the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA), the WPD employs 73 full-time and 219 part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees and is recognized by the IPRA as an Exceptional Workplace.
Nationally accredited by the NRPA Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and State accredited through the IAPD Distinguished Agency Accreditation, the WPD has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Triple Crown Award for receiving the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award, and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The WPD was awarded the NRPA National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in 2013, and was named a Gold Medal Finalist in 2012, 2013, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023.