Grab some bacon, drink some beer, and play some sports at this awesome opportunity to celebrate three of the best things in life. Wash down some warm and delicious bacon at this delectable event at Union Station’s Great Hall. On November 23rd, taste various samples of scrumptious bacon inspired creations from more than 30 different restaurants (like Frontier, Atwood Cafe, South Water Kitchen, Big Fork, and more!). Savor beer samples from over 30 craft breweries as well, all in a fun, social, and sports themed environment (such as Lagunitas, Magic Hat, New Holland, and more)!
What should you wear to this mouth-watering event you ask? Throw on a jersey of your favorite sports team and prepare yourself for pictures on social media! Get creative with your outfit because the best looking Bacon Bro and Bacon Babe of the night will get a surprise award. Make sure to stretch and be ready for some entertaining sports games throughout the night such as Nerf games, pop-a-shot, TV’s with games on, and sports trivia!
A minimum of $5,000 of the ticket proceeds go to Chicago Cares, a Chicago based charity organization whose volunteer programs help make Chicago a better place to live. Within the past 20 years, Chicago Cares volunteers have completed more than 1.4 million hours of service through over 30,000 group volunteer projects. So satisfy your appetite and have some fun at the Bacon, Sports, and Beer Celebration! Buy your tickets and find out more details here.
See you there!
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Guests will rub shoulders with some of the biggest names and legends in Chicago sports while benefitting patients and their families. In 2012, close to 1,000 guests appeared and, since its launch, the event has produced over $1.2 million for the 149,000 patients treated at the hospital each year. All funds raised are used to enhance the hospital’s capacity to provide the very best medical treatment and kind care to every child in need.
Chicago’s sports teams who have shown incredible support of the patients and families served by Lurie Children’s will continue to be highlighted this year, as well as, individual athletes and sports world notables who are dedicated to giving back to their community. A few of the special Chicago sports guests this year will include: Anthony Adams (Chicago Bears), Chris Chelios (Chicago Blackhawks), Dave Corzine (Chicago Bulls), Chris Gandy (NBA), Sidney Green (Chicago Bulls), Todd Hollandsworth (Chicago Cubs), Bob Love (Chicago Bulls), Calvin Thomas (Chicago Bears), James “Big Cat” Williams (Chicago Bears), Grant Mulvey (Chicago Blackhawks), and Dan Pasqua (Chicago White Sox).
The Special evening will also include, announcer and Chicago Bears Director of Sports, Jeff Joniak as the Master of Ceremonies, a presentation of the Champions for Children’s award to the Chicago Bulls, interactive entertainment, a one of a kind silent auction and a post-party following dinner for all guests.
This is a benefit and fun event you won’t want to miss being apart of!
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August 10th at historic Wrigley Field you can watch such celebs as Bill Murray, Matthew Perry, Richard Marx, Neil Flynn and more compete in a wiffle classic all to support children’s programs in Chicago’s communities.
Billy Dec has also been asked to play in the wiffle ball game and can’t wait to see you all there! Get your tickets HERE to watch many of your favorite celebs at Wiffle for a Diffle! See you there – Amy Wright
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Billy Dec visits Jonathan Brandmeier at WGN Radio to talk about the Annual Piven Theatre Gala he’s hosting with Joan Cusack, July 13th! Support art and theatre in Chicago with a dinner at Sunda at 6pm, then a party at Rockit Bar & Grill at 8pm.
Then Billy and Jonathan get into the Blackhawks crazy visit to Rockit Bar & Grill with the Stanley Cup! Topics they covered; champagne showers, Kane’s favorite Rockit Pockits are 50% off when you wear Hawks gear, unicorn heads, Billy chipping a fan’s tooth with the Stanley Cup, Jimmy Buffet, cops clearing out Hubbard St, the difference between 2010′s win and this year…..and more!
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I’m thrilled to share an event with you that I’m really looking forward to, which will help a number of youth nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area. Theo Epstein (Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations) and his brother Paul Epstein’s “The Foundation to Be Named Later” is bringing Hot Stove Cool Music back to Chicago this Friday at Metro Chicago, and we hope you can join us for this unforgettable event! A limited number of tickets are still available by visiting www.metrochicago.com or by clicking here.
This is the second time this popular event will be taking place in Chicago, while it has been occurring annually in Theo’s old home of Boston since its inception more than ten years ago. When Theo became a part of the Cubs organization, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to expand this terrific cause by bringing it along with him to Chicago. This year, we have a variety of talented musical acts taking the stage – all in the name of charity. Dropkick Murphys’ front man Ken Casey was just added to the musical lineup, which will make this event even more fantastic. Also performing will be Poi Dog Pondering, Brede Baldwin, Jimmy Chamberlin from The Smashing Pumpkins, the Parkington Sisters, Scott Lucas from Local H, the Hot Stove All Stars featuring Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons and former Letters to Cleo vocalist, Kay Hanley.
Hot Stove Cool Music is not just a concert, but a night of celebrating music, baseball, and giving back. Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper will also be in attendance, as well as comedian Joel Murray – a Chicago favorite! – who will emcee the night. And we’ll take a brief break from the music to auction off an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime prize – two tickets to Game 5 of the Stanley Cup in Chicago on June 22 to see your Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins!
With your help, we hope to raise money for multiple Chicago nonprofit organizations, including the Chicago Children’s Choir, City Year Chicago, Girls in the Game, Family Reach Foundation, Chicago Wapiti RFC, Late Night Peace Basketball League and Garfield Park Little League. A portion of this year’s proceeds will also go to the Boston Marathon victims’ One Fund Boston.
The Foundation To Be Named Later was launched in 2005 by Theo and Paul, with the mission to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies who work on the front lines to serve disadvantaged youth and families. The Foundation invests in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families. Throughout its existence, we’ve been able to give more than $6 million in grants and in-kind donations to more than 220 nonprofit organizations, and sent approximately 3,500 children to Fenway Park for a ball game. The Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship is the signature program of the Foundation, and has sent more than 30 young people with high financial needs and high educational potential to the college of their choice. Each Gammons Scholar receives an adult mentor and a laptop computer to ensure college success, and it’s a program we are all proud to support.
We hope you can make it out to Metro Chicago this Friday, June 21 for an amazing night of music, baseball and giving back, all to help support disadvantaged youth and families in the Chicago area. Again, a limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.metrochicago.com.
See you all there! -Allyce Najimy, The Foundation To Be Named Later CEO & Executive Director
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Ready to do some good, Chicago? We’re Jessica and Amanda, and we’re working with Groundwork Opportunities (GO) to help put an end to world hunger. Swing by River North’s Rockit Bar & Grill on May 16 from 6:00-8:00pm to drink, mingle, and support GO’s incredible mission: investing in groundbreaking ideas, empowering local leaders, and engaging communities to create a world beyond poverty.
All the proceeds of this event will go directly to a small village in Malawi, Africa, allowing them to purchase agricultural equipment, seeds, and any other necessary materials to start a farm. The fundraising goal is $5,000, which is enough to cover everything the village needs to begin growing food and providing jobs.
The event includes two hours of unlimited beer and wine, as well as two specially crafted cocktails. Food will also be available at a 50% discount. Cubs and Sox tickets, signed Blackhawks memorabilia, one-month fitness memberships, and several other items will be available through a silent auction.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, click here. You can also watch our video or donate here. If Chicago can help a village in Malawi, who knows the impact that the ripple effect will have!
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On Tuesday, April 30th, your evening will begin at 6pm with a variety of gourmet food + wine at Whole Foods Market Northbrook’s Lifestyle Center (private party room). You will then journey to the salon for coffee + dessert and to experience one of our mini services. Choose from an Aveda Hand Massage/Paraffin Dip, a Mini Manicure, or a Mirabella “Just Eyes” makeover (a makeup application/consultation). We will also be raffling off haircuts, manicures, and an amazing gift basket worth $320 as well as a 10-class pass to Dailey Method!
Tickets are $30 each or $50 for ALL THREE salon services! Your donation will benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes and help better water quality, promote water conservation, restore and enhance habitats and maintain healthy beaches in and around Lake Michigan.
For more formation contact email@example.com. Please RSVP to Hilary at (847) 272.1616.
My long time friend Billy Dec knows all about giving back. That’s why I had no qualms about asking him for $30 bucks….
…so he can send a kid home with a bunch of books to read over summer break.
WITS – stands for Working In The Schools. WITS mission is to promote literacy and bridge the achievement and opportunity gap for underserved students through building connections with positive adult role models. Through mentoring and programs that WITS funds we are able to provide the critical support that our students need to set them on a path toward academic success.
(Bears’ kicker Robbie Gould’s is part of the team helping WITS students keep reading all summer long)
This year, WITS is working to send all of our students home for summer break ready to read. For $30, you can send WITSummer Books home with one student; $750 sends WITSummer Books home to an entire classroom of students.
I have always loved to read and hope to reinforce that passion in these students. I have met some of the WITS students and I can tell you they’re eager and hungry to learn! So if you can, please help WITS share the power of summer reading and send a student home with WITSummer Books. Here is the link to our crowdrise site (kind of like kickstarter) http://www.crowdrise.com/WITSummerBooks.
Donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000, by an anonymous donor.
Brook Jay, Founder-All Terrain Inc.
Live to Support (LTS) Chicago was co-founded in the summer of 2010 by Mark Biery and Chris DuCharme. It was Biery’s belief that instead of creating a recreational sports league where members receive a t-shirt or medal for participation, they could use the registration fees as a way of giving back to local charities. LTS has several sports leagues including kickball, dodgeball, volleyball, soccer, softball, and flag football. In addition, LTS also coordinates tournaments and sports-related social events. The company believes a core network of young professionals provides an ideal platform to support Chicago charities through monetary donations and awareness.
When you register a team to be a part of one of LTS’ many leagues or events, you have the option of choosing from a drop down list of charities, or you may choose a charity of your choice if it’s not already listed. The percentage that the charities receive differs with every league or tournament depending on the size, but is always specified on the website at registration. The amount can vary anywhere between 5%-100%. LTS Chicago normally donates 7% of each team’s registration fee, and if your team wins the league/tournament, LTS Chicago will donate a minimum of $250 to the charity of your choice.
LTS hosts its leagues and events at various facilities and fields located in Lakeview, Logan Square, and Old Town as outlined on their website, here. Since its inception, LTS Chicago has helped raise over $83,000 for various charity organizations! A list of charities that LTS Chicago supports can be found here. Registration for upcoming 2013 spring leagues is now open, with start dates beginning at the end of March.
Don’t have time in your busy schedule to join a league, but still want to support LTS Chicago’s vision? Not a problem—make a direct donation to the organization!
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A catwalk, the latest fashions, batting averages. You’ll find all three when current and former Cubs players take to the runway for the first Strike a Pose celebrity fashion show to benefit the David DeJesus Family Foundation on Thursday, January 17th at the River East Art Center. Kim and David DeJesus will co-chair the event and all funds raised will benefit ALS research, patient care and family support for those afflicted by the disease, a cause near to their hearts.
See Anthony Rizzo, Lindsay and Darwin Barney, Sarah and Kerry Wood and more strut the catwalk with fashion provided by the 900 North Michigan Shops. Some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants have stepped up to the plate to donate great bites for the night: Bull and Bear, Chicago Q, RPM Italian, Shaw’s, Wow Bao and dessert by Glazed and Infused (donuts are the new cupcakes). All the bases are covered with a great auction and DJ Kasper K who will get the crowd dancing post-show. Single tickets are $250 or reserved seating with table service for four is available for $2,500. For tickets or information, click here. All the cool people will be there…hope to see you there!
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