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JPGA DONATES GOLF BALLS TO CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT COURSE

“GREATLY APPRECIATED!”

JPGA donated 750 practice range golf balls to Marquette Park Golf Course on Tuesday, 9/29/2020.

JPGA in partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods Company is pleased to donate the balls for use by all the avid golfers that utilize the practice facility at Marquette.

Tracy Raoul, JPGA Chairperson, and Cassandra Curry, JPGA Secretary, present the gift to Jack Mills and Herb Segura.  Tracy appreciatively noted, “The Chicago Park District and Billy Casper Golf have been very supportive of our organization, which is why we want to give back whenever we can.”

Thank you Wilson for your generous gift and continued support for our southside golfing community!

“Thank you so much for thinking of us and for giving us the balls. Greatly appreciated,” Herb Segura enthusiastically exclaimed. 

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Numbers don’t lie and the restoration of the 125 year-old Jackson Park Golf Course is about COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION, JOBS, RESTORATION, and POSITIVE CHANGE!

Whether you are a proponent or opponent for the prospect of a PGA-caliber golf course in the heart of Chicago’s south side historic Jackson Park, please read the full economic synopsis for the 2019 BMW Championship in DuPage County:

· $19.5 Million Direct Spending

· 7,088 Jobs Supported

· 133,000 Weekly Attendance with Visitors from 44 States and International Travelers

· 30,281 Hotel Nights

· $1.7 Million State Taxes Generated

· $408k Local Taxes Generated

· $26.8 Million Publicity Value of Media Exposure

· Surpassed $30 Million in Charitable Funds Raised for the Evans Scholars Foundation since BMW became title sponsor in 2007

2019 BMW Championship Economic Impact Report

LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO BRING COMPARABLE IMPACT TO OUR SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITIES OF WOODLAWN AND SOUTH SHORE.

The coming Barack Obama Presidential Center and the complete restoration of the Jackson Park and South Shore Golf Courses provide the Jackson Park Golf Association (JPGA) with a unique opportunity to realize its vision of maximizing the potential of youth in our community through education; the values to be learned from the sport of golf; the creation of a real path to the Professional Golf Association (PGA) membership; and a tribute to and recognition of the history of golf in the African American community.  

The collective mission and vision of JPGA will advance underserved and underrepresented youth and young adult golfers to not only dream, but also achieve their dreams to become professional golfers and/or work in the golf industry.