Play Date for Hope

More than $7,000 was raised for Batten Disease research on January 30, 2010, at the Play Date for Hope fundraiser benefitting Noah’s Hope! Held at Emmett’s Ale House in Downers Grove, the event almost exceeded room capacity with 100 patrons. The Play Date for Hope was particularly special because we were honored to have the parents of Bridget Kennicott and Jasper Duinstra in attendance--two other amazing children in the Chicagoland area who are fighting Batten Disease. There was such energy, love, and hope in the air all evening. Thank you to all who attended the event or made a donation for a cure!

Held one week before the Super Bowl, the Play Date for Hope featured four football-themed games. One winner for each game was announced every hour. Winners received tickets for fantastic raffle prizes including certificates to restaurants, salons, theaters, and boutiques, as well as gifts of custom jewelry, designer scarves, and gourmet coffee. Guests could also purchase tickets to enter the raffle. Simultaneously, a silent auction featured Cubs tickets, Bacon Brothers concert tickets, and three beautiful gift baskets overflowing with extraordinary items for new parents, wine connoisseurs, and tea lovers. We are so very grateful to our very generous donors!!

This event would not have been possible without our amazing donors. Please recognize their generosity by giving them your business. They each have fantastic products and services!

Gold Sponsor of Hope ($250+ Donation)
Midwest Sewer and Plumbing
Bill Taylor, Owner
4928 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Sponsors of Hope ($100 - $249 Donation)
Emmett's Ale House, Downers Grove
Jeans and a Cute Top Shop, Wheaton,
J.R.'s Dry Foam Carpet Cleaning, Lisle
The Stork's Cradle, Wheaton

Generous Prize Donors
Blistex Corporation, Oak Brook
Clara's Pasta Restaurant, Woodridge
Craig and Megan Barone, Chicago
Gatto's Restaurant and Bar, Downers Grove
Cindy Gorman, Downers Grove
Hollywood Boulevard Theater, Woodridge
Hollywood Palms Theater, Naperville
Kerasotes ShowPlace 12, Bolingbrook
Lou Malnati's, Naperville
McDonald's Corporation, Oak Brook
Molly McNelis, Burr Ridge
Pepperidge Farm Store, Downers Grove
Portillo's on Ogden Avenue, Naperville
Starbucks, Downers Grove
Seize the Bead, Wheaton Farmer’s Market
SereneTeaz, Wheaton
Suzette's Bistro and Wine Bar, Wheaton
Tommy Nevin's Pub, Naperville
Zano Salon and Spa, Downers Grove