Spotlight on Special Events
Cinco de Mile 5K
On May 5, 2018, CSF will host its first annual Cinco de Mile 5K Walk/Run. We hope to hit the ground running with a new tradition that unites our community members and raises funds for people with diverse disabilities. Starting from Breidert Green Park in Frankfort, racers will run or walk 3.1 miles on the tree-lined Old Plank Trail. Once they cross the finish line, participants can celebrate at a post-race party and awards ceremony, where the top three male and female racers will receive prizes. Registration, which includes a race entry and dri-fit T-shirt, costs $35 for adults and $10 for children. All proceeds will benefit CTF ILLINOIS and LifeStyles Academy, member agencies that provide services and programs to people with disabilities. To register, visit our event page here. For more information about sponsorships or registration, please contact Mandi Williams at (708)429-1260, ext. 1263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerry Meyer Golf Classic
This summer, CSF is proud to host the 9th Annual Jerry Meyer Golf Classic on June 22, 2018. Named for one of CSF’s first donors and lifelong supporters, the golf classic raises funds for CSF’s member agencies while continuing the Meyer family’s legacy of service. Last year’s outing raised more than $63,000 for people with diverse disabilities, a tradition we’re excited to continue at this year’s event. On Midlothian Country Club’s beautiful, challenging course, golfers can test their skills in games like the Chip-In Challenge and Longest Drive. Besides bragging rights, they’ll have the chance to win a car at the Hole-In-One Challenge. After finishing their round, they can unwind at a reception with hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, while competing for silent auction and raffle items.
Events at The Painted Turtle
Since its opening, The Painted Turtle Art Studio has helped individuals with disabilities develop their creativity and earn a profit from their artwork. The studio also regularly participates in local arts and crafts shows and hosts painting events for the community, where guests can create their own masterpieces and shop for artwork by individuals with disabilities. This year’s offerings have included a Paint Your Pet Night, as well as several seasonal events: a Christmastime Build Your Own Ugly Sweater night and a Valentine’s Day painting night for couples. And on Friday, May 11, 2018, the studio will honor Mother’s Day with a Mom and Me Painting Night. Painting a 12×12 canvass together, each pairing will cement their time together with a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift. The Painted Turtle is always creating new opportunities for people to paint and shop in service of its talented artists. Check their Facebook page to stay current on all their upcoming events!