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THANK YOU…YOU Made It Happen!

This year’s Black & Red Bash was an evening filled with POTENTIAL & POSSIBILITY!


Thank you guests, donors and sponsors!

Because of YOU, the very youngest participants to those in their senior years have the opportunity to realize their untapped Potential every day. Because of YOU, a world where the impossible is Possible is opened for everyone!

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, $39,850 in donations were raised during the Raise the Paddle portion of the evening. With the $10,000 match, offered that evening only by the Itrich Family Foundation for the Raise the Paddle, a grand total of $49,850 was raised specifically for our MISSION & VISION!


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!


Check out photos from The Black & Red Bash on our Facebook page.


Take a peek at last year’s highlights in the video below.




View Event Program and Auction Items Here


Entertainment… The Cher Experience

The award winning international show featuring Lisa McClowry as CHER. Lisa brings her high energy show all the way from Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Branson to our stage.


Event Date
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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
$140 per person with Open Bar
Please reply by February 15, 2019
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


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