Rain Suits for Responders

KemperSports, Illinois PGA Foundation and FootJoy Continue COVID-19 Support by Expanding Rain Suits for Responders Program

Having met the needs for AMITA Health, KemperSports, the Illinois PGA Foundation and FootJoy partner with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Department of Illinois to continue the Rain Suits for Responders program to serve more healthcare professionals in need.


Make a Charitable Donation

Make a charitable donation directly to the Rain Suits for Responders Fund using the link below. For every $100 that is donated, KemperSports and FootJoy will provide a brand-new rainsuit to the VFW.

Donate a Rain Suit

Register a rain suit shipment using the link below and receive a free shipping label via email. Once the rain suit is packaged, donors can schedule a pickup at their home or drop off their donation package at a local shipping facility.

AMITA Health workers with thank you signs

Golf Gives Back

The Rain Suits for Responders program, which started in April, will now bring new or gently used men’s and women’s golf rain suits directly to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle in five VA Hospitals across Illinois, as well as veterans in need. Waterproof golf rain suits can serve as reusable Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) by healthcare workers. In the first phase of the program, the campaign launched with 100 new FootJoy rain suits donated by the Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation to serve as PPE for the healthcare workers at AMITA Health in Illinois. Through all efforts and a strong partnership, the gap in PPE needs for the health care heroes at AMITA Health was filled.

Pictured here are front line responders at AMITA Health expressing their gratitude and proudly wearing their rain suits donated as part of this program.

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Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns, leases and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S. and Caribbean. The company manages an award-winning portfolio including nationally-ranked courses, private clubs, municipal courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; Streamsong Resort; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit https://www.kempersports.com/. Join the KemperSports social media conversation at FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

Illinois PGA/Illinois PGA Foundation

The Illinois Section of the PGA of America is a professional organization serving the men and women golf professionals in northern and central Illinois who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf. The Illinois PGA is responsible for the administration of competitive golf tournaments, educational opportunities, support programs and growth of the game initiatives. With more than 800 members and apprentices, the Illinois PGA is one of the 41 regional Sections that comprise the PGA of America. The Illinois PGA Foundation focuses its community efforts on promoting the goodwill and growth of the game with an emphasis on activities that benefit youth as well as community support programs. Foundation initiatives include: GolfWorks Illinois, Youth-based Scholarship Funds, Birdies for Charity, and the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. For more information about the Illinois PGA and the Illinois PGA Foundation, please visit www.ipga.com and join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


FootJoy is a global leader in golf wearables, including golf shoes, apparel, gloves and accessories. The #1 shoe brand on the PGA Tour for an unprecedented 75 years, FootJoy is committed to achieving an unrivaled balance between craftsmanship and technology, style and comfort, fit and function.


The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major combat veterans’ organization. The VFW is a dynamic United States combat veterans organization that serves, advocates and fosters camaraderie for ALL veterans, service members, their families and the community. The VFW harnesses its recognized authority, experience and resources to deliver comprehensive financial, educational, health and well-being programs and services at every stage of the veteran’s military and civilian life. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service  members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,400 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans’ service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org to locate a local Post.

AMITA Health

AMITA Health (www.AMITAhealth.org) is a joint operating company formed by AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and St. Louis-based Ascension. AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.

Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation

Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation is organized under the 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and is committed to the belief that:

In golf there is a unique emphasis on the gentle behavioral qualities of self-discipline, culture and etiquette in order to conform to a higher standard of propriety and respect between human beings. Golf also embodies the qualities of charity, a lenient judgment of others and the opportunity for enriching the lives of all who come in contact with the game. In a broader sense, golf is also a sport that offers far reaching educational and cultural benefits.

Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation is dedicated to improving communities through the embodiment of the moral, ethical and cultural codes of the game of golf.

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