Announcing the 63rd Annual Pro Amateur Golf Championship and Dinner on the Bluff - June 25–26, 2023
Hosted by the Founders’ Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Presented by Wintrust
Pro Am Tee Time Assignments
Golf professional assignments and tee times are subject to change. Any changes will be updated on the document throughout the weekend.
Dinner on the Bluff
Sunday, June 25, 2023
1601 Shore Acres Road
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Pro Amateur Golf Championship
Monday, June 26, 2023
300 Green Bay Rd,
Lake Forest, IL 60045
The Founders’ Board is hosting the 63rd annual Pro Amateur Golf Championship on June 26, 2023. The Pro Am is the most successful annual fundraising event in the Hospital’s history, with cumulative proceeds totaling more than $32 million.
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Dinner on the Bluff Live Auction Items
From iconic golf courses in California, to an unforgettable experience at the Masters, to a golfer’s paradise in New Zealand — you will not want to miss the chance to check one of these off your bucket list at this year’s Dinner on the Bluff on June 25th, 2023!
Virtual Paddle Raise
In Lieu of the Dinner on the Bluff event, we will host a Virtual Paddle Raise from June 27-29. Paddle raise presented by J.P.Morgan.
Gather together (safely, of course!) or stay in and make the Pro Am’s signature cocktail, the Swing and a Spritz!
Spending the evening in with your family? Download the Pro Am’s paddle and showcase your or your kids’ artistic skills—this year’s paddle can be colored however you choose! Once your artist has created something just right, raise your paddle up high and post the art on Instagram using #60thProAm.
If you’ve invited a few close friends for a gathering at home, share a selfie of your party and post your photo on Instagram using #60thProAm.
And while you’re joining in all the fun, don’t forget to participate in this year’s Virtual Paddle Raise!
2 oz. Cucumber, peeled and sliced
2 oz. Vodka (your favorite kind)
1/2 oz. St. Germaine Elderflower Liquer (optional)
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
Mint and cucumber slices for garnish
Muddle cucumber and mint
Add the cucumber mix to shaker, along with the simple syrup, St. Germaine, lemon juice, and vodka, and then shake.
Add your favorite club soda and garnish.
This year’s event will support the Founders’ Board three-year, $5.5 million commitment to the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities. The Magoon Institute goes beyond the walls of the hospital to advance health equity for youth and families in the communities they call home.
Identified as the number one issue facing kids and families in Chicago, this summer’s program will spotlight the mental health crisis facing youth and how Lurie Children’s is addressing the dramatic need for treatment access and improved quality and responsiveness in communities experiencing the greatest health disparities.
With widespread exposure to trauma like gun violence, food and housing insecurity and physical and mental abuse, children and youth living in underserved communities experience a disproportionate share of mental health issues. Lurie Children’s takes a public health approach to mental health care. Through the Magoon Institute, we help build support:
- In the Community: A new Clinic and Community Hub facility in Austin will bring physical and behavioral health services directly to youth.
- In Schools: We train teachers and administrators in Chicago. Public Schools to create trauma- informed environments to protect and promote youth mental health.
- Through Peer Connections: In partnership with Communities United, Lurie Children’s engages young people of color in conducting research, building alliances and leading strategies to resolve unaddressed trauma and to create healing- centered communities.
|Designation & Recognition
In All Collateral As:
|Presenting Sponsor of the Lurie Children's Pro Amateur Golf Championship||Co-Host of the Youth Golf Clinic||Co-Host of the Dinner on the Bluff||Co-Host of the 19th Hole Awards Party||Hole Sponsor||Course Sponsor|
|Playing Spots in the Pro Am
Monday, June 26
|Tickets to the Dinner on the Bluff
Sunday, June 25
Invitation, Program Boom, Event Signage & Website
|Corporate Champions Membership
See Benefits Here
|Opportunity to Volunteer at the First Tee Youth Golf Clinic
Sunday, June 25
Email Communications, Social Media
Thank you to the following corporations, organizations and individuals for helping to support the 2023 Lurie Children’s Pro Amateur Golf Championship.
The Goodwillie Family/
The Murphy Family
Matt and Karen Kaplan
The Lansing Family
The Quinn Family
Annie and Greg Jones
Men's Golf Committee
On Monday, June 26th, amateur foursomes will be paired with golf professionals from prestigious private country clubs across the country for the exciting Golf Championship. Groups of five golfers (four amateurs and one professional) will tee off at Onwentsia Club in either a morning or an afternoon round and will have the opportunity to participate in either the Best Ball or Scramble format.
Groups who participate in the Best Ball format will compete for the coveted June Seaman Trophy, named in honor of June Seaman, the chair of the first event in 1961. Prizes are also awarded to the second-, third- and fourth-place finishing teams in Best Ball – Net category, and the top-finishing groups in the Scramble and Best Ball – Gross formats.
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The Pro Am has a notable history dating back to 1960 when Sissy Wheeler first presented the idea of a pro-amateur golf fundraiser to her fellow members of the hospital’s Founders’ Board. Little did Mrs. Wheeler know that her idea would inspire the support and involvement of thousands and create a tradition of giving that continues to thrive today.
The first Pro Am was held on Monday, July 31, 1961, at Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. It raised $65,000 for the hospital’s “Free Care Fund,” designated for families who could not afford to pay for their children’s lifesaving treatments.
In its early years, the Pro Am attracted a number of golf legends, including Arnold Palmer, Chi Chi Rodriquez, Jack Nicklaus, Homero Blancas, Gene Sarazen, Julius Boros and Lee Trevino, in addition to entertainer Bob Hope. Today, golf professionals from top-rated, prestigious country clubs across the country are invited to play with the amateurs.
Corporate support has allowed the Pro Am to achieve record-breaking success for the hospital. Today, the event raises nearly $2 million annually.
To celebrate the Pro Am’s sponsors, golfers, and donors, the annual Dinner on the Bluff, which serves as the official tee-off event for the Pro Amateur Golf Championship. This elegant dinner is held at Shoreacres, the perfect setting to celebrate the Pro Am’s decades of friendship and philanthropy and to honor the important life-saving work taking place at Lurie Children’s.
The Pro Am is the most successful annual fundraising event of the Founders’ Board, as well as in the hospital’s history. Cumulative proceeds total more than $32 million, which has enabled Lurie Children’s to enhance patient care and to recruit renowned leaders in pediatric medicine and science.Donate Now