Soiree raises $210,000 for Boys & Girls Club
Posted: April 18, 2016
‘Shaken, not Stirred Soiree’
Benefiting: Boys and Girls Club of Lake County, which provides a source of hope and direction for at-risk youth
Benefit Co-Chairs: Tina Ballis and Evelyn Stamelos, both of Lake Forest
Location: Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest
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Date: March 5
Fundraiser benefits Boys & Girls Club of Lake County
Posted: March 30, 2016
The Boys & Girls Club of Lake County held its annual benefit Saturday, March 5, at the Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest and raised more than $210,000 in support of Club programs.
More than 200 guests adorned in “James Bond” themed attire attended the soiree and danced the night away. Live and silent auctions, as well as photo opps with “Sean Connery,” added to the event.
Benefit co-chairs Tina Ballis and Evelyn Stamelos said they were thrilled with the success of the event and the outpouring of kindness demonstrated by club donors.
Allstate was this year’s presenting sponsor. Since the club’s founding, Allstate has been a significant partner, providing financial support and hands-on engagement with a commitment of caring for the young people served by the club.
“We are proud and honored that they are with us for our benefit,” said Cesilie Price, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Lake County.
The benefit supports the club’s mission to inspire all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Other sponsors included BMO Harris Bank, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, IDEX Corporation, Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Lake Forest Bank, Libertyville Bank and Trust and PwC.
Eagle Scouts, Will & Austin Rehab Teen Center & Genesee Club Room
NOVEMBER 2015 – A dream has come true for both our Teen Center and Genesee Club Room — a brand-new look thanks to Eagle Scouts, Will and Austin. While Will and his crew worked on renovating the Teen Center knocking out walls and creating a whole new Club space, Austin focused on the Genesee Club Room, giving it a facelift with a fresh coat of paint and other repairs and improvements.
The Scouts solicited donations to help cover the cost of supplies and materials which was a great help to the Club. Furniture was donated through the first Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest annual rummage sale. Thank you for a wonderful Club makeover!
DAVE & BUSTER’S INVITES CLUB TO GRAND OPENING!
CLUB YOUTH INTERVIEWED ON FOX NEWS
On October 21, 2013 Fox News covered the non-profit organization Experience the Game, which provides low-income youth with the opportunity to attend professional sports games. On Friday, October 18th, three deserving Club teens were chosen to experience a Chicago Bulls Game. Upon arriving to the game teens were interview as part of the Fox News segment. The Club is grateful to Experience The Game for the wonderful opportunity they provided our youth. Read more about Club youth’s experience.
CLUB CEO CESILIE PRICE FEATURED ON COMCAST NEWSMAKERS
Recently, Boys & Girls Club of Lake County CEO, Cesilie Price was invited to appear on Comcast Newsmakers. The 5-minute, one-on-one interview segment airs on CNN Headline News as part of its fast-moving 30-minute rotation. Giving the Club a chance to shine is just part of the generous investment Comcast has made in the Club. Click Here to learn more about how the Comcast Foundation is supporting the Club.
GABRIEL VITI HOSTS YOUTH OF THE MONTH AT MIRAMAR RESTAURANT
Each month, Gabriel Viti treats the Club’s Youth of the Month from each site, along with their family and a Club staff member, to dinner at his restaurant in Highwood, Miramar. The Youth of the Month is a year round opportunity where unit managers and staff nominate and select a candidate between 6-18 years old who tangibly demonstrate good character through his/her caring, honesty, fairness, sense of responsibility, and respect for themselves and others. Gabriel’s passion for helping others has been a tremendous opportunity for the Club.
ROLLER-SKATING FIELD TRIP MONUMENTAL SUCCESS
Commemorating Boys & Girls Club week, the Club took 125 of its members on a roller-skating field trip as part of Triple Play programming. The kids were extremely excited to have a fun, safe place all to themselves for a few hours on a Friday night. Even though there was all you can eat pizza and soda, the kids would not stop skating long enough to really taste how good the pizza was. The following day many of the kids came back with “wow” and “awesome” sentiments about the event. The roller-skating field trip was a huge success for Triple Play and a great way to celebrate Boys & Girls Club week.