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2018 Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney a Success, Despite Two Inches of Snow

The annual Turkey Shoot golf tournament brought 112 golfers out to play at Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses Nov. 17 and 18. Dressed for the weather, the participants finished nine holes while two inches of snow fell on the courses.

Dan Callahan, Rich Hagmeyer, Dave Borg, John Gross and Oliver Baumann comprised the winning team at Springbrook, scoring 30 (6 under par) for nine holes. The Naperbrook winning team of Phil Whittles, Chris DuPuis, Casey Sanborn and Scott Sanborn scored 31 (3 under par).

 Jewel-Osco at 1759 W. Ogden Ave. donated the prize turkeys for the tournament and nearly half of the participants opted to contribute the cash value of their turkey to the Park District’s Fee Assistance Program, which makes recreation programs available for individuals and families in need. A total of $470 was donated to the Fee Assistance Program through the 2018 Turkey Shoot.

The Turkey Shoot also was supported by Brooks Tournament Sponsor Pinnacle Dermatology and event sponsor Jason Herbers Allstate Insurance.

Winning team at Naperbrook (L to R):  Phil Whittles, Chris DuPuis, Casey Sanborn, Scott Sanborn.


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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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