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Celebrating Dad

By published June 10, 2020

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21! As restrictions begin to lift in Illinois, more and more gift ideas for dad are becoming available. Whether you want to treat them to an al fresco meal or a gift card to their favorite golf course, you are sure to find the perfect gift for all the father figures in your life.

Grab a Gift Card

Is dad an adrenaline junkie? He will love Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events! Right now, Accelerate is offering discounted gift cards to celebrate Father’s Day. Get a $100 gift card for $85 or a $50 gift card for $45. Supplies are limited so be sure grab an Accelerate gift card today by clicking here!

Treat dad to an e-gift card from Cog Hill Golf & Country Club. These e-gift cards can be used for golf, merchandise, lessons, range or food and beverages. To send an e-gift card, simply fill out this form and allow up to 24 hours for your order to be processed. Dad will receive his e-gift card via email.  

Ed & Joe’s Restaurant & Pizzeria is offering a 2-for-1 deal to celebrate Father’s Day. When you purchase a $50 gift card for dad, you will receive a certificate for a free 16” pizza that can be redeemed any time in July. Gift cards can be purchased at Ed & Joe’s between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. For more information on this pizza special, click here.

Give Him a Unique Gift

Treat dad like the king of the jungle by purchasing an African lion adoption package from Brookfield Zoo Chicago. African lion brothers Brutus and Titus are both available for adoption. Dad will receive a certificate of adoption, a color photo of his lion, a window decal and more. Certain packages also include a lion plush, membership discounts and other special zoo perks. Click here for more information on Brookfield Zoo Chicago’s animal adoption packages.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is offering several gift selections for Father’s Day. Sparkling Almond Gift Sets, etched bottles or custom gift sets are all available. Gifts can be pre-ordered and picked up at your local Cooper’s Hawk location. Click here to learn more or to order your gifts online!

Enjoy a Meal with Dad

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club is offering a Father’s Day catering menu with several options. Choose from entrees such as fried chicken or slow cooked barbecue ribs and sides like macaroni and cheese or potato salad. For dessert, be sure to order an assorted brownie and cookie tray! A complimentary 4-pack of Cog Hill Long Drive Ale will be included with all orders over $100. Orders must be placed by 6:00 PM on Friday, June 19 and can be picked on Sunday, June 21 between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. To order your Father’s Day feast, click here!

Many fathers love to cook on the grill. Perfect for the grill master in your life, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is offering a special Father’s Day Grill Master Meal Package! The Grill Master Meal Package comes with filets, baked potatoes, buttered broccoli, chopped wedge salad, pretzel bread and your choice of key lime pie or Cooper’s Hawk chocolate cake for dessert. Add an optional 4-piece shrimp skewer with sauce for $5.99 each! Packages with 4-5 servings cost $129.99 while packages with 6-8 servings cost $199.99. Be sure to order your package by 8:00 PM on Friday, June 19 by calling your local Cooper’s Hawk location. Pick-up will be available on both Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21. Don’t forget to add a bottle of dad’s favorite wine!

Your dad might be a BBQ grill master, but if you want to give him a break from barbecuing, treat him to dinner from Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café! For $54.99, you will receive 1½ slabs of ribs with your choice of sauce, 8 pieces of smoked chicken, one pint of macaroni and cheese, one pint of coleslaw and one pint of baked beans, enough to serve 3-4 people. This package is available for dine in or carry-out. The outdoor patio at Chuck’s will be open on Father’s Day from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM, weather permitting. Reservations are highly suggested. To make a reservation or place an advance order, call 708-229-8700.

Spend the Day Together

Get outside and come out to Monee Reservoir for Father’s Appreciation Day on June 21! Celebrate not having to do anything but cast a line and relax. Dads should be sure to mention that they are a father and they will receive one container of free bait. No reservations are required for this program and all ages are welcome. Shoreline fishing and sidewalks are easily accessible; should you require an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program, please submit a request here no later than 48 hours before the program.

There are many other lakes, ponds or streams to fish at throughout the region. Bass, northern pike, bluegill, walleye and catfish are just a few species that can be found in Chicago Southland waters. Click here for a list of local fishing spots. Then cast a line and enjoy the day with dad. Remember to practice safe social distancing!

Tee off with dad at any of the 35 public golf courses in the Chicago Southland! Many golf courses are now open and operating under certain restrictions. Calling ahead to verify availability is strongly recommended! Keep all dads safe and remember to practice social distancing while out on the green.

Have a safe and happy Father’s Day!

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