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The Ken & Alta Thiel Strong Kids Dinner provides critical funding that enables the Y to keep its life-changing programs and services available to all. More than one out of five individuals at the Y (over 2,800 people) receive financial assistance through the Strong Kids Fund for after-school programs, summer camp, life-saving swim lessons, and other wellness activities for all ages. In the last eleven years, the Strong Kids Fund has provided over $4.7M to assist over 20,000 children, families and seniors.

Please join us for our 12th Annual Ken and Alta Thiel North Suburban YMCA Strong Kids Fundraising Dinner honoring Ashley Blankstein-Delaney Director of Business Development & Physician Relations of Whitehall of Deerfield.

Guests at the Strong Kids Dinner will enjoy time to socialize over cocktails and appetizers, browse a special silent auction, and participate in entertaining games and raffles. After a delicious family style dinner, auctioneer Ron Bernardi will open live bidding on trips, sports tickets, and other exciting items. WBBM News Radio Anchor Lisa Fielding will serve as MC for the evening. Special guests this year will be Northwestern University Athletics dressing in our favorite superhero costumes and the NSYMCA will be honoring local heroes from the police, fire and first responder departments. Last year's dinner set records for both attendance and money raised, so hopes are high for a repeat performance.

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North Suburban YMCA


Pinstripes Northbrook, Willow Road, Northbrook, IL

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