IAA Foundation to Hold Golf Outing to Benefit Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom


IAA Foundation to Hold Golf Outing to Benefit Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Golfers are invited to join the largest golf outing that benefits agriculture in the state of Illinois. The 21st annual Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) Golf Outing, hosted by the IAA Foundation, will take place June 8, 2017, at the Elks Country Club and Wolf Creek Golf Club in Pontiac.  

“We’ve been hosting this golf tournament for more than two decades, and it gets better and better each year,” said Jessie Denny, program manager, IAA Foundation. “We have some great new prizes and contests, coupled with golfers’ favorite contests from the past. When you add the fact that this tournament raises money for Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.” 

Driving ranges open at 9:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. at the Elks and 10:30 a.m. at Wolf Creek. The first 200 participants will receive a unique golfer gift and all participants will compete for several great prizes and ultimate bragging rights. A social hour, auction, and steak dinner, sponsored by COUNTRY Financial, will round out the evening.  

New this year, participants at each golf course will have a shot at a new Ford F-150 through the hole-in-one contest. Illinois Farm Bureau members who participate also may enter the Built Tough F-150 Sweepstakes for a chance to win a two-year lease on a brand new 2017 F-150. 

The registration fee is $140 per golfer, or $560 per foursome. Those interested in attending the banquet only may register for $50. Again this year, participants may purchase the “FAST PASS” where, for only $30, golfers gain access to all on-course contests, including the hole-in-one contest. A FAST PASS is not required to participate in the hole-in-one contest. Past or current professional golfers by USGA rules are not eligible for the hole-in-one contest. 

“This tournament, and the golfers who participate each year, does so much to further the mission of the IAA Foundation and Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom,” Denny said. “Last year, we raised more than $53,000 and we hope to raise even more this year.” 

Online registration is now available on the IAA Foundation website at www.iaafoundation.org or by calling the Foundation office at 309-557-2230.  

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom is the top funding priority of the IAA Foundation, the charitable foundation of the Illinois Farm Bureau® which funds educational, research, and charitable activities that benefit Illinois farm families and agriculture.



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