Chicago, IL

August 2, 2018

John Kaczkowski, President & CEO of the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation, elaborated upon three pillars of the Jackson Park Caddie Program:

  • Summer Jobs
  • Mentorship
  • Scholarship


In a new video interview, Kaczkowski stated, “More than earning money, it’s an opportunity to interact with adults on a daily basis and see how successful people manage their lives.”  Adding encouragement to the caddies, he concluded, “If these young people who caddy at Jackson Park get good grades, become good caddies and work hard, there’s the opportunity to apply for the Evans Scholarship…a life-changing opportunity to attend a wonderful, world-class university on a full scholarship.”

Currently in its second season, the WGA Caddie Program at the Chicago Park District’s Jackson Park Golf Course continues through Sunday August 19th.  To request a caddie for your next round, please email (

John Kaczkowski’s full remarks can be viewed here.