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Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses to Host Turkey Shoot Tourney Nov. 16-17

Online registration is available beginning at 8:00 a.m. Sat., Nov. 9

Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses will host the annual Turkey Shoot golf tournament on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17. Each shoot will consist of a field of up to ninety players—a total of eighteen fivesome teams. Registration opens on Saturday, November 9 starting at 8:00 a.m., either online at or in person at Naperbrook Golf Course, located at 22204 W. 111th St. in Plainfield.

The fun and the challenge of this tournament come from the unpredictability of the weather, the team camaraderie and the competition for the largest prize turkeys.  Players also enjoy the opportunity to help others through the option of donating the cash value of their turkey to a worthy cause. This year, donations will go to Operation Support Our Troops-America, assisting military service men and women deployed overseas and supporting families who have lost a service member.

Jewel-Osco at 1759 West Ogden Avenue in Naperville is donating 100 turkeys in support of this event.

“We are grateful to Jewel-Osco for their support of this tournament,” said Golf Superintendent Kevin Carlson. “This event is always a great way to wrap up a memorable golf season and begin the holiday season with a focus on giving to benefit others.”

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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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