2021 Day on the Course

9 a.m. Registration/ breakfast

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Putting Contest

10:30 a.m. Photos with President Toni Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall

11:30 a.m. Cart line up/program

11:45 a.m. Shotgun start/tournament begins

Grill lunch on course

4 p.m. Tournament ends / cocktails and light dinner

5 p.m. Helicopter ball drop at Hole #1

5:30 p.m. Winners announced for tournament/games

6 p.m. Event ends

Games on the Course

Putting Contest $10

Mulligan - 3 for $20

Hit the wedge - $10 each

Air Cannon - $10 each

Helicopter Ball Drop  - 3 balls for $20 for a chance to win $500 cash. Balls will be numbered. Ball that lands closest to the designated hole wins. Winner does NOT need to be present.

Off the Course

Can't make it that day or you're not a golfer, but you'd like to participate and support this valuable work? You can still be a sponsor or buy helicopter ball drop chances.

What is the Conservation Cup?

It is the Forest Preserve Foundation’s signature fundraising golf event that supports:

  • Next generation environmental advocates through paid summer internships that provide employment and leadership experiences for teens and young adults in the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
  • Equity and access to nature, an introduction to conservation, and potential career paths in conservation.
  • Climate change mitigation through ecological restoration projects that return our natural landscapes to sustainable health.

Along with a paycheck, forest preserves programs open up nature ‘to young people who often times won’t have access to these experiences’


Safety precautions followed at George Dunne Course:
Touch points are sanitized every hour. | Golf carts are sanitized before the next golfer. | All employees are wearing masks. | Golfers are required to wear masks in the clubhouse. | The bathrooms are sanitized multiple times throughout the day. |
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