On Saturday, October 8, our long time board member, Mark Kaufman and his family, hosted their 10th Annual Tailgate Party presented by Athletico Physical Therapy at the Kaufman's house in Oakbrook. The crowd, decked out in their favorite team's gear, enjoyed tailgate food, music from 7th Heaven, a silent auction, and posing with the Heisman Trophy.
A highlight of the evening was hearing from Little Brother Dillon and his Big Brother Brian, matched for two years. At just 11 years old, Dillon spoke confidently about his new T-Shirt design business, an entrepreneurial idea sparked and encouraged by his Big Brother, mother and grandmother. Dillon's mother Bertha also talked about the impact BBBS has had on her son - stressing that Brian and BBBS have enabled Dillon to embrace the budding leader inside!
Events such as the Tailgate Party raise much needed awareness and capital for BBBS to be able to bring the power of our signature 1:1 mentoring to children facing adversity throughout metro Chicago. This year's event raised over $130,000 which will directly impact the programs and matches at BBBS.
Featured below is Dillon, his mother and grandmother - all wearing Dillon's designed T-Shirt, as well as his Big Brother Brian and match support specialist, Cara. Click here to view more great photos from the event.