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

Dinner on the Bluff
Sunday, August 29, 2021

1601 Shore Acres Road
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Pro Amateur Golf Championship
Monday, August 30, 2021

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

The Founders’ Board is hosting the 61st annual Dinner on the Bluff and Pro Amateur Golf Championship on August 29 and 30, 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 August 30, 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. In 2021, the Founders’ Board is delighted to award the Women’s Low Amateur Award for the first time. Thank you for being a steadfast champion of Lurie Children’s.

Event Safety Guidelines

The Pro Amateur Golf Championship adheres to all CDC, IDPH, and CDPH or applicable local guidelines for capacity restrictions, face covering/masking, food and drink service, hand hygiene, cleaning and social distancing. As of Monday, August 30, masks are required in public indoor settings in the State of Illinois, regardless of COVID vaccination status. Participants and attendees must be free from symptoms of COVID-19 or recent COVID-19 exposure and agree to comply with (i) all applicable law, (ii) the current recommendations and guidance regarding COVID-19 and other contagious diseases issued by the CDC and applicable public health authorities, and (iii) all rules of the venues and hosts. COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged and all recommendations and guidance is subject to change. Guests must sign and accept the Participation Terms and Conditions, including the Waiver of Liability.

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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 (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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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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Thank you to the following corporations, organizations and individuals for helping to Celebrate the Tradition in support of the 2021 Lurie Children’s Pro Amateur Golf Championship.

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsors

Dinner on the Bluff Sponsors

Birdie Sponsors

Par Sponsors