Naper Golf Course to honor Glen Ekey July 20

  • Naperville Park District will dedicate the Glen Ekey Driving Range with a ceremony on Tuesday, July 20. Under his leadership, the park district preserved open space for recreation and added facilities including Naperbrook Golf Course.

    Naperville Park District will dedicate the Glen Ekey Driving Range with a ceremony on Tuesday, July 20. Under his leadership, the park district preserved open space for recreation and added facilities including Naperbrook Golf Course. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
 
Posted7/14/2021 7:59 PM

On Tuesday, July 20, the Naperville Park District invites the community to attend a brief ceremony and unveiling of a plaque to honor the late Glen Ekey, past executive director of the park district and an avid golfer.

The ceremony will take place outdoors at Naperbrook Golf Course at 4 p.m., followed by light refreshments.

 

Ekey served as executive director of the Naperville Park District from September 1981 through December 1996.

Under his leadership, the park district grew along with the city, preserving open space for recreation and adding facilities including Naperbrook Golf Course. In 2013, the Naperville Park District honored the former executive director by naming the driving range at Naperbrook the Glen Ekey Driving Range.

After Glen's death in 2020, the Naperville Park District also renamed the annual Naperville Senior Amateur Championship the Glen Ekey Naperville Senior Amateur Championship.

This tournament will be held at both Naperbrook and Springbrook on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 18 -19.

Naperbrook Golf Course is located at 22204 W. 111th Street/Hassert Boulevard in Plainfield.

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