Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation Hosts ‘Putt for Philanthropy’ at Day in Our Village
You might not be the next Tiger Woods—or even know which end of a putter is up.
No matter what your talent level, on Sunday, June 5, at the annual Day in Our Village at Oak Park’s Scoville Park, you’ll still be able to help the community cash in with your golfing skills.
There, the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation will have a “Putt for Philanthropy” booth that supports Communityworks with a putting green, minus the laughing clown and notoriously challenging mini-windmill.
From 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the putting green will put the community to work and provide donations for every successful shot. It should be noted, too, that not every putt has to land in the cup.
When you tap a hole in one, it’s good for a $5 donation from an anonymous donor to the Communityworks endowment fund. If a participant putts into the water hazard, that triggers a $2 donation. Struggle with a shot that zooms straight into the sand trap? No problem—that’s good for a $1 donation.
Between now and September 30, 2011 every dollar contributed to Communityworks, up to $2 million, will be matched by the Grand Victoria Foundation. Together with the assets already in the Communityworks endowment, this opportunity can create a $6 million permanent endowment for the Communityworks partnership.
Supported by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, the Communityworks partnership works to create a sustainable community that encourages its youth to grow and succeed, promote good environmental practices and develop future leaders.
For more information or to make a donation to the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation and Communityworks, contact (708) 848-1560 or visit www.oprfcf.org. The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation is located at 1049 Lake Street, Suite 204.