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Join Bernie’s Book Bank at its inaugural Bookapalooza! This family-focused book festival is in partnership with Back of the YardsNeighborhood Council (BYNC) on Chicago’s South Side. Bookapalooza celebrates the magic of children’s books through interactions with book characters, games, literacy activities and more. Plus, a bag of free books for children birth – 12 years! Local families will gather for a fun, interactive event that embraces the wonder of books and highlights thejoy of reading.

Your sponsorship provides valuable funding to support this under-served community with free, quality books in addition to a day of fun and literacy. Sponsors will enjoy recognition at the event as well as ongoing promotion with Bernie’s Book Bank supporters online and in-person. This event provides a hands-on volunteer opportunity for sponsors to experience our mission.


Bernie Cup is a golf and learn event series aimed at building awareness of the Bernie’s Book Bank mission.  Join us in support of the children we serve while enjoying these top-tier Chicagoland courses.  Don’t golf? All are welcome to attend the post-golf reception (tickets available below).

2022 Bernie Cup Events

$375/Player | $40/Reception Only Guest

Interested in playing in multiple Bernie Cups?  Our new EPIC PASS allows you to enjoy 3 different courses for $1,000.  A limited number of passes are available. To register for epic pass, choose the first event you want to attend and select epic pass at registration.


General questions about Bernie Cup? Email Greg at [email protected]

Questions about registration or event logistics? Email Christina Holt at [email protected]

Bernie Cup was featured in June’s Golf 360 episode on NBC Sports Chicago:


2019 Ivanhoe – Jason Slocum & Ben Mondloch

2020 Crystal Lake – Buddy Wiegelman & Brad Wolski

2021 Evanston – Richard Doermer & Juan Espejo

2021 Ivanhoe – Mike Demetre & John Wilcox

2021 Crystal Lake – Lee Black & Brian Jannusch

2021 Hawthorn Woods – Liam Hogan & Cam Logan AND Chuck Edwards & Mark Mishler

2021 Wynstone – Mike Robbins & Jeff Schmitz

2021 Merit Club – Mike Buscemi & Mike Buscemi Jr.

2021 Sunset Ridge – Duncan Rounds & Heather Sanderson

Bernie Cup is one of the most unique, impactful & quality golf events I play in; great cause, incredible golf course, fun format, unmatched value & most importantly, awesome people!

Ben Mondloch

2019 Winner, Bernie Cup