Match Play Challenge

Changing Lives One Caddie at a Time 

Being a caddie isn’t just a job. With the Evans Scholarship, it’s an opportunity. An opportunity for exceptional young men and women to take the values they learn as a caddie on the course—things like hard work, determination, confidence and respect—and transform them into a future with limitless potential. But we need your help.

Later this year, we will formally launch the fourth installment Match Play Challenge, the WGA’s major gifts campaign. Throughout 2014, we will again ask our generous Match Play Challenge partners to pledge to match all Par Club gifts of $2,500 or greater.

The Match Play Challenge is your chance to make a major investment in the future leaders of our communities at a time when the need for an Evans Scholarship is greater than ever. We received 731 applications last year alone.

This increased demand for financial assistance comes as college tuition and housing payments have increased from $7 million to more than $12 million over the last five years. With 840 Evans Scholars currently attending college, these funds are vital as we look to grow the program and send 920 caddies to college by 2017 and 1,000 by the end of the decade.

Your generosity will make a lasting difference in the life of a caddie. Please make a commitment today to change the course of a lifetime.

For questions or additional information, please contact Bill Kingore at 847-724-4600 ext. 3712 or

 Download 2014 Offline Enrollment Form

 As of 10/22/13 the following have committed to be Match Play Partners:
*Denotes Evans Scholars Alumni

2011 2012 2013
Kevin & Susan Flynn Sam* & Marsha Allen Sam* & Marsha Allen
Mike & Lindy Keiser Steve* & Karis Colnitis Anonymous
Jim & Molly Perry Fritz & Glenda Corrigan Anonymous
The Rich Family
    Jerry, Betty & Keith
Jim & Karen Frank Fritz & Glenda Corrigan
Avy & Marcie Stein Mike & Lindy Keiser Matt* & Ann Desch
George* & Carol Solich Tom* & Sandra Mallman Bob Fates & Carol Bernick
John* & Judy Mendesh Electri-Flex Company & Jason Kinander
John Merriman* & Barbara Beatty Jim & Mary Garard
Frank* & Janet Nessinger Paul & Margot Grangaard
Mary* & Scott Petrovich David* & Shirley Hanson
Jim & Suzette Roppel Ed & Jeannie James
Dan* & Kathleen Schewe Mark & Mary Ann Kaufman
Geoff* & Anita Solich Tom* & Sue Kearney
George* & Carol Solich Mike & Lindy Keiser
Fritz & Tracy Souder The King Family Foundation
John Spencer Estate The Lazarra Family Foundation
Tim Schwertfeger* & Gail Waller Tom Mallman*
Reed & Rosemary Tupper Alan* & Vrissiis Matula
Mark & Amy Wilson Gary* & Carol Matula
Tom* & Carla McAuley
John* & Judy Mendesh
John Merriman* & Barbara Beatty
Tom* & Susan Moran
Bob* & Diane Moriarty
Jim* & Letitia Murphy
Frank* & Janet Nessinger
Mary* & Scott Petrovich
Frank* & Betsy Polizzi
John & Merry Ann Pratt
Jim* & Heide Reilly
Jerry & Betty Ann Rich
Cecil Ross
Roger Sandstrom*
Tim Schwertfeger & Gail Waller
Best Portion Foundation
Cal & Sandra Simmons
Jim & Kathleen Skinner
George* & Carol Solich
Joe* & Margie Stigler
John Ver Bockel* & Kathleen Carbonara
Darrell* & Gail Voitik
Guy & Arlene Weir Douglas & Virginia West
Douglas & Virginia West
Lou Woodworth* & Heidi Charleson