Through an introduction of Chapter supporter Mike Pakradooni of Atlantic Refrigeration, Jerry Rich was introduced to our programs serving children and Veterans.
“Jerry is one of those incredible icons of the game that we are lucky to get to know,” said Carl Mistretta. “He has the same passion and dedication to the game as our students, parents, board members, donors and coaches.”
Jerry co-founded The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois in 1998 to introduce the kids of Illinois to the game of golf. He believes golf can provide children with opportunities for personal growth and career enhancement. Since their inception, the foundation has impacted over 150,000 kids through our various programs.
Jerry supported us through our tournament at the Palm Beach Par 3 last year and this year he sent us a giant gift of SNAG (Starting New at Golf) equipment. We use SNAG in many of our in-school and after-school programs. The equipment will be appreciated and well used by hundreds of our students.