Illinois conservation golf benefit June 1 at the Rail
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[MARCH 30, 2004]
SPRINGFIELD -- The
annual Illinois Conservation Foundation Downstate Golf Benefit
supporting youth hunting, fishing and other educational programs is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 1, at the famed Rail Golf Club in
Sherman, near Springfield.
"The downstate golf outing is one of
the foundation's most popular events and serves as a terrific
opportunity for our friends to support outdoor recreation and
education programs that benefit young people throughout the state,"
said Joel Brunsvold, director of the Illinois Department of Natural
Resources, who serves as chairman of the board of directors of the
Illinois Conservation Foundation.
"The Rail Golf Club, home of the annual LPGA State Farm Classic, is
a great course, and I'm sure those who join us for the outing will
have a great time."
Proceeds from the downstate golf outing
support youth deer, turkey and waterfowl hunts, as well as
family-oriented activities, including Free Fishing Days each June
and National Hunting and Fishing Days each September.
The golf registration fee is $150 per
person, while foursomes may register for just $500, covering golf
greens fees and cart, lunch, dinner, beverages, awards, and prizes.
The field is limited to 144 players.
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Businesses, individuals and
organizations are invited to support the foundation by becoming a
hole sponsor for $500 each.
The four-person scramble format golf
competition will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m.,
dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the awards program follows at 6 p.m.
To register for the golf outing, to become a sponsor or for more
information, contact IDNR Public Events and Promotions, One Natural
Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; call (217) 785-8955,
relay (800) 526-0844 or TTY (217) 782-9175; or e-mail
Online registration for individuals is
EventReg.asp?EventID=21. Foursomes can register at
Department of Natural Resources