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This year’s Black & Red Bash was UNBELIEVABLE!

We BELIEVE in YOU and we THANK YOU for supporting WDSRA participants and families!


Black & Red Bash Highlights Video


Thank You Guests, Donors and Sponsors!

YOU are giving every child, teen and adult the chance to fulfill their hopes and dreams. YOU are ensuring that everyone is engaged in and connecting with their community. Through ticket purchases, donations, sponsorships and your benevolent giving that evening, more than $125,000 was raised to support our participants and families! Of that, over $37,500 in donations were raised specifically for transportation. Combine that with the $10,000 match, offered that evening only by the Itrich Family Foundation, a grand total of $47,500 was raised for community-based recreation!


Thank You Volunteers!

The Black & Red Bash can only happen with your help! Thank YOU for your dedication to our families and for your role in providing our guests with an outstanding evening. Thank YOU for making this year’s event an overwhelming success!


WDSRA Foundation’s 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee

The City of Naperville

Our newest member of the Hall of Fame, the City of Naperville has partnered with WDSRA for more than 15 years. Over that period of time, they have supported programs and projects of all sizes as well as large scale special events. In addition, they have been a major contributor in funding both scholarships and transportation.

Support for these programs has come from the Special Events and Cultural Amenities Commission and the Social Services Grant Program. Total contributions to WDSRA exceed $155,000.

The City of Naperville is the gold standard when it comes to supporting families with special needs. We applaud their dedication and contributions.

Congratulations to the City of Naperville!


Event Date
Saturday, March 3, 2018
5:30 – Registration & Cocktails
7-10pm – Dinner, Hall of Fame Award, Silent & LIVE Auctions

Event Location
Abbington Distinctive Banquets
3S002 Route 53, Glen Ellyn, IL
(Corner of Route 53 & Butterfield Road)
Event Cost
$125 per person with Open Bar
Please reply by February 23, 2018
Black & Red cocktail attire is encouraged

Event Details

    • Cocktails & Dinner
    • Silent & LIVE Auctions
    • Wine, Spirit & Craft Beer Pull
    • LIVE Raffle—Win a LIVE Auction item of your choice
    • Cash Raffle—Win $500, $250, or $100
    • Raise the Paddle
    • Hall of Fame Award

Plus…Dueling Piano Entertainment by

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Sponsorships Available
Interested in being a sponsor or donor? It is never too early to contact us.