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Deerfield Park Foundation

Participate in Fundraising Events

Two-day Pickleball sociAL & Tournament

Join us for Dinks for Deerfield, a fun weekend pickleball tournament and social event supporting the Deerfield community. Enjoy matches, competition, and camaraderie while helping provide funding for scholarships, enhancing pickleball facilities, and other district programs in Deerfield.

Location: Shepard Park Courts

Weekend Event Details: 

Friday, May 31 | 4PM – 7PM | Dinks and (Soft) Drinks Social/Open Play


Event + Tournament informationEvent RegistrationSponsorship information

  • To register for the event, players need to either have an account with the Deerfield Park District or create one. For assistance in creating your account, contact the Deerfield Park District’s Jewett Park Registration Desk by phone at 847-945-0650
  • To participate in the event as an event sponsor, check out the Donation Opportunities section below for instructions on how to buy your sponsorship by making an online payment.
  • For inquiries regarding tournaments and event details, contact Stan Robbin by email or by phone 847-650-1060.

Our Mission

Deerfield Park Foundation mission is to offer financial assistance to those in need who desire to participate in Deerfield Park District programs and to ensure accessibility to the community.

Deerfield Park Foundation History & Purpose

Since 1983 the Deerfield Park Foundation has worked to enhance the parks and facilities of the Deerfield Park District. The Foundation provides assistance for residents in financial need to participate in recreation programs, supports park development initiatives that ensure community accessibility and has programs for remembrance and recognition.

To accomplish its goals, the Deerfield Park Foundation solicits tax-deductible contributions and conducts fund-raising activities. Deerfield Park Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, recognized by the US Dept. of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public foundation operated for the benefit of the Deerfield community.

Board Of Directors

Member Responsibilities

Board members attend meetings four times a year, provide direction and input for projects that benefit the Deerfield community and procure support from individuals and corporations to benefit the Deerfield Park Foundation. In addition, board members attend community events to share the message of the Deerfield Park Foundation and to garner support.


Chairperson – Christine Nogal

Vice-Chair – Matt Kerbis

Treasurer – Zack Raimi

Secretary – Grant Barus

Directors – Pat McFarlane, Steve Markoff, Jason Merel, Evan Nadler, David Neiman, Brian Teven, Lindsey Rogosich, Ben Rotman

Deerfield Park District Board of Commissioners Liaison – Jan Caron

*Applications for new Board members are reviewed in September/October as seats on the board are available. If you have an interest in serving on the Board, please fill out the attached application and send it to or please contact Superintendent of Marketing, Deanna Musurlian at 847-572-2611 with questions.



Foodies Raising Funds – year-round

Dine Out Locally and Support the Deerfield Park Foundation. Mention the Deerfield Park Foundation and a percentage of your order will support Deerfield Park Foundation scholarships for people in financial need to attend Deerfield Park District programs and camps. 

Foodies events will be posted here!

Make a donation for event sponsorship

If you have read the Event Sponsorship opportunities above and wish to sponsor, please use the donate button and specify your sponsorship choice in the notes field.


donate to the scholarship fund

As outlined in the Park Foundation’s Mission Statement, we help provide assistance for residents in serious financial need to participate in Deerfield Park District programs, camps, After-School Club and more. To make a donation, please use the donate button or fill out a scholarship donation form below.

Donate Now Scholarship donation form

linda gryziecki scholarships

Two $1,000 Linda Gryziecki College/Post-Secondary Institution scholarships, named to honor Deerfield Park District’s Executive Director Linda Gryziecki who retired in 2011 after 38 years of service, are offered each year – one to a graduating high school senior and one to a current college/post-secondary institution student.

linda gryziecki Scholarship application 2024-2025 school year – Due march 31, 2024



Purchase of a Bench or Tree in remembrance or recognition

Recognition opportunities to honor, celebrate or memorialize your family member, friend or loved one exist throughout the park district. Please view our recognition page.


Donations supporting the programs and services of the Deerfield Park District may be made through the Deerfield Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental entity. All donations are tax-exempt as allowed by law.


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