Join us for our 5th anniversary and inaugural Gala to benefit underserved student athletes in Lake County.

Meet our keynote speaker, Cristina Fink, PhD.

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Genesee Theatre
Waukegan, IL

Help us celebrate five years of preparing youth for success in soccer, school, and beyond. Eat, drink, bid, and meet our recent graduates and their families and hear their stories.

Thank you to our emcee, sports radio personality Dave Smith, who has been behind the mic for a quarter century and covers the Big 10 Conference for

 Can't attend? Buy a raffle ticket.

Support Heart of the City with a donation or by purchasing a raffle ticket. Winning Goal Raffle tickets are only $25 each and enter you to win one of three amazing vacation packages. Winner will be drawn the night of the event, you do not need to be present to win.


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Hope to see you there!

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No gift is too small to make a significant impact in the lives of student-athletes - opening doors, helping families, strengthening communities. With your generous support, we can continue to foster youth on and off the field, every step of the way.

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Heart of the City
Rena Lee, Director of Development and Marketing.

Genesee Theatre

203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL, USA

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