Pro Amateur Golf Championship

Announcing the

61st Pro Amateur Golf Championship and Celebration

Hosted by the Founders’ Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Who We Are

Monday
June 28, 2021

Onwentsia Club
300 Green Bay Rd,
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Founders’ Board is hosting the 61st annual Pro Amateur Golf Championship on June 28, 2021. The Pro Am is the most successful annual fundraising event in the Hospital’s history, with cumulative proceeds totaling more than $20 million.
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On June 28, amateur foursomes will be paired with golf professionals from 50 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 Mrs. 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.

This year’s golf event will carry on despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that your support means more now than ever and we are excited to continue the Pro Am tradition and have a great time together on the green! Thank you for being a steadfast champion of Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Player Safety Guidelines

Any players with any symptoms of covid-19 should not play.In addition, any players from a household with someone with symptoms of covid-19 should not play.

Players and employees should maintain social distance (of at least 6 feet) on practice areas, tees, greens and throughout the round.

Players should wear a mask at registration and all off-course locations of Onwentsia Club. Players should handle their own golf balls.

Players should leave the flag in place while putting.

Players should bring hand sanitizer with them and use during your round and at the end.

Players should bring their own supply of balls, tees, ball markers and any other equipment needed to play golf.

No handshakes at the beginning of the round or at the 18th hole.

For more information, please contact Concy Richards at corichards@luriechildrens.org.

Sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Pro Am, please contact Concy Richards at corichards@luriechildrens.org.

History

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 (called the Woman’s Board at the time). 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, more than half a century later.

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Impact

All proceeds from this year’s event will support the Founders’ Board’s newest funding commitment: a two-year $5 million gift to support the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities. The funds raised align directly with the Magoon Institute’’s highest priorities: helping children thrive in the communities where they live, love, learn and play.

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Supporters

Thank you to the following corporations, organizations and individuals for helping to Celebrate the Tradition in support of the 2020 Lurie Children’s Pro Amateur Golf Championship.

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsor

Birdie Sponsor