2023 JPGA Golf Invitational, Sunday, 9/17/2023, 9:00 AM
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO…
We all have a passion for golf and an interest in seeing more youth play the sport, advance their
skills, excel academically, and establish careers. Fortunately, golf is a means for youth/young
adults to accomplish those goals.
In addition to serving as the umbrella for leagues/clubs to have a voice in the proposed
restoration at Jackson Park/South Shore, our mission for youth is to provide families with the
resources and wherewithal for college scholarships, tournament fees, and other areas to keep
children engaged in this sport we love.
Through partnerships and continued motivation to positively impact the lives of
youth, we trained 16 juniors in our caddy program in the spring of 2019; 23 juniors
to become caddies in 2023; partnered with Cousins Empowered Optimist (CEO) Superheroe to offer coding classes as part of our STEAM (Science,
Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) initiative
On August 8, 2020, we awarded two Jackson Park caddies, Raquel Simpson and Mathis Wint,
scholarships!. At the same time, our motivation to advance the
goals of young adults who want to play golf professionally was achieved when we awarded a
scholarship to DeVaughn Mathus. He played in the Advocates APGA Tournament at TPC Deere
Run on August 16-17, 2020 in Silvis, IL.
In 2021, JPGA has expanded our philanthropy – thanks to supporters of our annual golf
invitational – to sponsor two young men to play in the Advocate Professional Golf Association
(APGA) Tour at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL! CONGRATULATIONS Mulbe Dillard of Florida A&M
University (FAMU) and DeVaughn Mathus!
Additionally, scholarships were awarded to two high school seniors because of their academic
acumen and service as caddies at Jackson Park Golf Course. CONGRATULATIONS Ethan Verner
(De La Salle Institute) and Kendall Dillon (Butler College Prep)!
invitational – to sponsor Mulbe Dillard to play in the Advocate Professional Golf Association (APGA)
Tour at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL! CONGRATULATIONS Mulbe Dillard graduate of Florida A&M
University (FAMU). He plays in the Advocates APGA Tournament at TPC Deere Run annually and in
2022, 15 children and 12 adults traveled to TPC Deere Run to support our Chicago pro and watch
other pro golfers! It was the first time the spectators ever followed and were that close to pro golfers!
The Jackson Park Golf Association cordially invites you to participate in our 6 th Annual JPGA Golf Invitational on Sunday, 9/17/2023 at 9:00 AM. Check-in begins at 7:30 AM. Register by September 6, 2023.
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