We would like to introduce you to the River Cup Foundation, a central Illinois organization dedicated to the game of golf and its future.
The River Cup Foundation is an outgrowth of the River Cup competition, a Ryder Cup style format showcasing the areas top amateur golfers. First played in 1993, the players developed the idea of forming a foundation to not only showcase the competitions but to also support charitable activities in the community.
The Foundation is a federally and state approved 501 (c)3 not for profit corporation, whose mission statement is to benefit youth and worthy charities in the tri-county area through the game of golf. We also provide college scholarships to central Illinois residents, promote golf competitions and serve the game by sponsoring an annual youth golf clinic and increasing awareness of important issues facing the game through our annual benefit dinner. This is accomplished with an all volunteer Board of Directors and no paid staff.
We hope to continue our philanthropic endeavors for the care and welfare of children with special needs thru the game of golf for a long time: GOLF AND GIVING GO WELL TOGETHER!
Congratulations to David Perkins on being selected to the 2021 Walker Cup Selection Team
Sixteen players have been invited by the USGA's International Team Selection Committee to attend a practice session Dec. 16-18 for the 2021 Walker Cup Match. The three days of practice will be held at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge and Lake Nona Country Club, in Orlando, Fla “The process of team selection continues with this practice session and is an opportunity for all involved to become more familiar with each other and create team camaraderie while adhering to health and safety protocols,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director, Championships. “These accomplished individuals represent a talented group of potential USA Team members, but we expect others will be considered as the selection process moves toward its conclusion.” The 48th Match will be played at Seminole Golf Club, in Juno Beach, Fla., May 8-9, 2021. It will mark the first time that the biennial team competition between 10 amateur players representing the United States and 10 amateur players representing Great Britain and Ireland, selected by The R&A, will be held in the spring on U.S. soil. The Match is played over two days with 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate-shot) matches. The USA leads the overall series that began in 1922, 37-9-1, but it has been tremendously competitive over the last three decades, with the USA holding just a 9-7 advantage in the Match since 1989.
Congratulations to our Junior River Cup Players: Eli Lanser, Caleb Lavender, Mason Minkel, Jeremy Ott and Brody Wills. They were selected by the PJ Star as High School 2020 golfers of the year.
Thanks to our 2021 Captains: Gregg Gunther, Jason Kemp, Dale Hicks, Bill Ott, Tim Walters and Daniel Young. Our 2021 Championships will be held at Kellogg GC.
2021 Men's team rosters are posted
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
The RCF is proud to announce our 2020 Donations: $5000 to the OSF Children's Hospital, $5,000 to our Fore Golf Junior Grant Program, $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Pekin/Peoria and $3,000 to our Scholarship Program. Thank You to everyone that helped us this year!