Bartlett Parks Foundation Events

The Bartlett Parks Foundation hosts several special fundraising events throughout the year including the Barefoot Snow Stand, Wine and Beer Tasting, Fourth of July Turbo Turtle Race, and Twilight Golf Outing. Proceeds from the Foundation fundraisers go toward the Inclusive Playground, Bartlett Park District’s Resident Financial Aid Scholarship Fund, educational programs for the Bartlett Nature Center, artwork for the community to enjoy, and other charitable activities.

Turbo Turtle Race: Tuesday, July 4 at 4pm

Turbo Turtle Race Tickets are available beginning in May of each year at the Bartlett Community Center or from a Foundation Trustee. Tickets are also available at the Fourth of July Festival and at the Bartlett Aquatic Center 30 minutes prior to the race on July 4th. Each ticket is $10 or purchase a turbo pack of 11 turtles for $100. Proceeds go to the Free To Be Me Inclusive Playground. For more information call Stephanie Baxter at 630-540-4824. A listing of prizes will be available in May.

Here are the 2017 Prize Winners

Drive “Fore” the Playground: Friday, July 28

This 18 hole golf scramble fundraiser will be held at Villa Olivia to benefit the Free to Be Me Inclusive Playground. Villa Olivia is located at 1401 W. Lake Street in Bartlett.
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Twilight Golf Outing: Friday, September 8

Enjoy a unique evening of golf, dinner, award presentations, and raffle while helping to support the Bartlett Parks Foundation. Check-in for the event starts at the Donald Schrade Gymnasium, 694 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett, followed by dinner and nine holes of twilight golf at Apple Orchard Golf Course. Fee includes dinner, adult beverage tickets, glow in the dark golf ball and necklace, 9 holes of golf and a goody bag. Golfers need to bring clubs, small flashlight and insect spray. You can sign up alone and we’ll place you in a group, or you can grab three of your friends and sign up as a foursome. We will be playing “best-ball” during this outing.  Age: 21 and over Location: Donald Schrade Gymnasium and Apple Orchard Golf Course.  

Wine and Beer Tasting: Friday, February 2018

This fund raising event held at Villa Olivia is open to ages 21 and over and includes beverage tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and entertainment. Register at Bartlett Community Center or through PayPal below. Please bring your receipt with you to the event. Villa Olivia is located at 1401 W. Lake Street in Bartlett