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11th Annual Lawn Ball To Support Boys And Girls Clubs of Chicago

(Photo credit: bgcc.org)

(Photo credit: bgcc.org)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s (BGCC) Guild Board will host their signature fundraising event, the Lawn Ball, on June 19. Enjoy a 1960’s Palm Beach soiree inspired evening at the Saddle & Cycle Club which will begin on the grand terrace with a VIP reception hosted by Lilly Pulitzer. VIP guests can sip planters punch, mingle and bid on silent auction items, and play lawn games like bocce and croquet.

A seated dinner will follow during which there is a presentation by the Youth of the Year winner Laura Ambriz, and a live auction. The event culminates on the terrace with dancing to music by DJ Meghan, dessert by Baker Boys and late night snacks provided by BIG & little’s.

Serving Chicago families since 1902, BGCC uses a comprehensive blend of mentoring and programming to provide youth ages 6 to 18 the tools they need to become well‐rounded and successful adults. They offer academic, social, and leadership activities for students in some of Chicago’s most challenging neighborhoods, and match youth with professional adult mentors, giving kids a safe place to learn, grow, and succeed.

WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015 from 7 p.m. to midnight
(VIP reception begins at 6 p.m.

Saddle & Cycle Club of Chicago
900 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Ph. 773-275-6600

Individual Tickets are $350. VIP Tickets are $450, which includes admission to the Cocktail Hour. Please click here to purchase tickets.

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