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5 Things to Look Forward to at Ties & Tennies!

Join the Champaign Parks Foundation for a fun evening of food, socializing, and entertainment at the iHotel in support of the Champaign Park District’s Youth Scholarship Fund!

The new Ties & Tennies Gala on Thursday, September 14, will feature Cool2Duel dueling pianos, complimentary wine and beer, plated dinner, live and silent auctions, and Featured Speaker: Team USA Paralympic Sitting Volleyball player, Nichole Millage.

All proceeds will benefit the Youth Scholarship Fund. Tickets include complimentary wine and beer and plated dinner and are now available for purchase online: https://bit.ly/Tennies2023

You can dress up or come casual, but be sure to wear your brightest tie and your best sneakers to support the Champaign Park District Youth Scholarship Program on Thursday, September 14!

For continued updates, follow the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/204284495433630

Five ways to help the youth at this year’s Ties and Tennies:



1. Your ticket will provide you with full access to an open bar for beer and wine, dinner and a night full of entertainment provided by Cool2Duel, dueling pianos!



GO BEYOND: Your donations support youth scholarships, helping the children in our community surpass expectations.

2. The night will feature silent and live auctions where all proceeds go to the Champaign Park District Youth Scholarship Program. Make sure to bid on an auction item on September 14th, 2023!





3. The iHotel and Conference Center will be providing great culinary options for everyone to choose from:




Chicken Chasseur
Served with Tarragon, Mushrooms, Tomato, Garlic & White Wine Sauce.

Grilled Vegetable Tower
Served with Vegetable Couscous and Sweet Saba Balsamic Vinegar.

Yankee Pot Roast
Served with a Red Wine Demi-Glace.




4. You can dress up or come casual, but be sure to wear your brightest tie and your best sneakers. Make sure to use the hashtag #CPDTennies23 when you share you outfits!







5. Socialize and meet other members of the community that are ready to make an impact.





By purchasing tickets for Ties & Tennies, you are helping to make the community a better place for our children to grow. 


Follow our Facebook Event for more information and updates on the event!

How can you go beyond and help our community grow?

Attend our philanthropic event: Ties & Tennies: A Fundraiser for the Youth – September 14, 2023 at 5p.

Unable to attend but what to still help children our community? We are always accepting donations.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

Platinum Level Sponsors

  • GHR Engineer & Associates
  • Illinois American Water

Gold Level Sponsors

  • Dodds Company
  • Newton Dodds
  • Fisher National Bank
  • Harrington Law LLC
  • Broeren Russo Builders, Inc.

Silver Level Sponsors

  • Human Kinetics
  • Ramshaw Real Estate
  • Shapland Realty, LLC
  • Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty

Bronze Level Sponsors

  • Cozad Asset Management, Inc.
  • East Central IL Building & Construction Trades Council
  • INB, National Association
  • Ratio Architects
  • Sam and Maureen Banks
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