Rich Harvest Farms
Home to The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois
In 1998, with his life-long friend Don Springer, Jerry Rich established the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois to bring the sport of golf into the lives of children and to provide them with opportunities for personal growth and career enhancement. Today, the Foundation has introduced over 250,000 Illinois children to the game of golf. Of all Jerry’s accomplishments, he hopes the Foundation will become his legacy.
The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois is dedicated to bringing the sport of golf into the lives of children and providing them with opportunities for personal growth and career enhancement.
The Kids Golf Foundation is a statewide junior golf association that offers and supports several golf programs and events designed to introduce children between the ages of 5 and 17 to the sport of golf, its fundamentals, rules, history, etiquette, life lessons, and more. The Foundation is one of the largest junior golf organizations in the state.
The Foundation serves as the customer service center for individuals and organizations within the state of Illinois who wish to adopt programs and participate in events. They service these sites in a variety of ways including individual meetings, site visits, program consultation, equipment usage, and funding. In addition to teaching kids the fundamentals of golf, the Foundation’s programs and events teach participants life skills and leadership through the sport of golf.
There are a variety of ways to get involved with the Foundation:
- Start and program and become a Site Coordinator
- Sponsor equipment costs for an organization in your community
- Introduce us to a youth organization in your community
- Donate towards program grants
- Become a Business Professional at our mentoring events
- Network on our behalf
- Volunteer for an event