Golf for Kids

Collectively, these proceeds allow the Fox Valley Park Foundation to pursue its mission of providing Access for All in support of Social Equity. Thanks to our generous donors, we continue to impact the lives of our recreationally under-served residents to build  a healthy community.

2020: Foundation Awards $52,000 in Golf for Kids Fundraiser Grants to Recreation to Build a Healthy Community

The Fox Valley Park Foundation has awarded $52,000 to nine recipients for 2020. These funds were sourced through the Foundation’s annual Golf for Kids fundraiser to help support recreational opportunities for the under-served youth and veterans in our community.

Here’s how they break down:

  • Heroes in Health – $1,500
  • Mindfulness and Meditation – $2,500
  • Pop-Up Programs in the Park – $3,020
  • Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club Program – $5,000
  • Move to Learn – $5,100
  • Aurora Housing Authority Summer Camp – $5,380
  • Preschool Program for 4’s – $7,000
  • Sports Saturday Program – $10,000
  • Summer Playgrounds Camp – $12,500
  • 2020 Total Grant Requests Awarded – $52,000

2019: Foundation Awards $52,000 in Golf for Kids Fundraiser Grants to Recreation to Build a Healthy Community

  • Working for Wildlife Program Grant – $2,000
  • Summer Stage Costume Grant – $2,300
  • District 131 Initiative Grant – $2,500
  • Heroes in Health Grant – $3,700
  • 2nd Grade Learn to Swim Program Grant – $4,500
  • Nature Adventure Trips Grant – $4,500
  • Pop-Up Park Programs Grant – $5,000
  • Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club Program Grant – $5,000
  • Sports Saturday Program Grant – $10,000
  • Summer Playgrounds Camp Grant – $12,500
  • 2019 Total Grant Requests Awarded – $52,000

2018: Foundation Awards $43,000 in Golf for Kids Fundraiser Grants to Recreation

  • Summer Stage Costume Grant – $2,300
  • Heroes in Health Grant – $4,400
  • Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club Program Grant – $5,000
  • Sports Saturday Program Grant – $5,000
  • Outdoor Adventure Club Grant – $5,000
  • Mighty Acorns Program Grant – $5,000
  • Gone and Moved On! Program Grant – $5,000
  • Summer Playgrounds Camp Grant – $5,800
  • 2nd Grade Learn to Swim Program Grant – $5,800
    2018 Total Grant Requests Awarded – $43,300

2017: Foundation Awards $42,000 in Golf for Kids Fundraiser Grants to Recreation

  • Fox Valley Junior Golf Academy – $12,500
  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies program for veterans, $7,000
  • Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club, $5,000
  • Red Oak Outdoor Adventure Club – $5,000
  • Sports Saturday Program – $5,000
  • Summer Playground Program – $4,500
  • Summer Stage – $2,500
  • Summer Playground Police Picnic – $1,000
    2017 Total Grant Requests Awarded – $42,000

These grants will enhance and help fund programs serving over 7,000 individuals. The Fox Valley Park Foundation’s mission is to promote conservation, health and wellness, and social equity for the Fox Valley Park District communities. These funds were sourced through the Foundation’s annual Golf for Kids fundraiser in June. The 2016 event raised more than $50,000 to support recreational opportunities throughout the district.