Fore! The Countdown is on for Ouilmette Foundation’s Nine, Wine & Dine Event Supporting Wilmette Parks

By May 15, 2017Events

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Join us at the 4th Annual Coneflower Classic on Friday, June 23, 2017

(Wilmette, IL – May 15, 2017) Don’t miss the opportunity to benefit the Wilmette Park District’s Family Scholarship Fund and the revitalization of Keay Nature Center.

The 4th Annual Coneflower Classic: Nine, Wine & Dine is just around the corner and we are thrilled to announce that The Turnstyles will be performing live. This super group individually has performed with many musical legends including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, and many others.

The afternoon’s events will include nine holes of golf with games and prizes starting at 3pm, a world-class bagpiper, and wine tasting by John Hallberg and Wirtz Beverates. All followed by dinner, a live auction and dancing.

Please see an overview of event details below:

Where: Wilmette Golf Club 3900 Fairway Dr., Wilmette

When: Friday, June 23, 2017 (weather permitting)

Time: 2:30 Registration, 3:00 Shotgun Start, 5:30 Complimentary Wine Tasting and Cocktails, 7:30 Dinner, Live Auction, Live band and dancing to follow

Format: Scramble format with exciting on-course events!

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Nine, Wine, Dine 2017About Keay Nature Center

Proceeds from this event will be partly used to help the Wilmette Park District with plans to revitalize Keay Nature Center. Keay Nature Center, which was named for the late director of the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) Stephen R. Keay, is a hidden gem in Wilmette on the corner of Skokie Blvd and Hibbard Road.

Initially purchased by the park district in 1974, the 4.8-acre park includes a nature center to accommodate the special needs of the disabled, well ahead of its time. The nature center features walking paths and nature trails, a shallow pond, footbridge and a man-made waterfall. The park also offers a wide variety of trees, wildflowers and native Illinois grasses which were carefully chosen and planted, bicycle racks, bird feeders, viewing areas and photo blinds. In raising funds, the Ouilmette Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness around this community gem. In addition, the goal is to help revitalize the park by enhancing learning aspects to supplement nature programming already offered, as well as provide a place to go and learn on self-led walks.

Scholarship Fund

Other proceeds of the event will go toward the Wilmette Park District Scholarship Fund, used by 80 families on average every year in times of need.

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