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Public Service Spotlight
Join The Drive’s Pete McMurray and Kathy Voltmer at the Canal Shores Invitational
Saturday August 08, 2015 - Sunday August 09, 2015

The 3rd Annual Canal Shores Invitational honors first responders from the Chicago area and around the nation, the men and women who are rushing in when everyone else is running out. Help Joel Murray and Friends show them a great time on the golf course he and his brothers grew up working at and playing on.  Actors! Athletes! Celebrities!  Great Live music with special guests AND Chicago’s favorites to eat and drink! Please join The Drive in helping raise funds for first responders’ charities.  You don’t have to golf to help. Attend the Pairings Party on Saturday, August 8. Go to CanalShoresInvitational.com for more information

Where: Evanston-Wilmette
Location: Canal Shores G.C.
Charity Spotlight
Join The Drive’s Dan McNeil & Pete McMurray at the Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Local 3234 Charity Golf Outing
Tuesday August 11, 2015

Golfers…Join The Morning Drive’s Dan McNeil, Pete McMurray, Scott R. Miller and Kathy Voltmer and tee it up for the Downers Grove  Professional Firefighters Local 3234 Charity Golf Outing. It’s happening on Tuesday, August 11th at The Links at Carillon in Plainfield. Complete with a fun day on the course, contests, prizes, dinner and more. Benefiting Noah’s Hope and Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. For information and registration go to DownersGolfOuting.com.

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Volunteerism

If you know of an organization you would like to see on wdrv.com, or would like to run a public service announcement on The Drive, please e-mail Kathy Voltmer or call us at 312-274-9710 with your event information. To view the public service announcements and volunteer opportunities from specific organizations, select a letter below for all organizations beginning with that letter.

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Upcoming Public Service Announcements

Wednesday April 1, 2015 - Friday July 31, 2015

Support Youth Outreach Services

Share your heart with a child who needs your help. Become a foster parent to a Chicago teen. Youth Outreach Services matches teens with loving homes and provides you both with ongoing support, 24/7.  Visit yos.org to find out more. They’ll give you a hand…so you can give your heart.

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere

Saturday April 11, 2015 - Saturday October 3, 2015

Registration Open for Foodie 5K

Registration is now open for the Second Annual Foodie 5K Fun Run benefitting Northern Illinois Food Bank. This year’s event includes three locations: April 11 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton; May 9 at Adler Park in Libertyville; and October 3 at Joliet Speedway. Go to solvehungertoday.org\foodie5k for information.

Where: Wheaton, Libertyville & Joliet
Location: Cantigny Park, Adler Park, Joliet Speedway

Monday June 15, 2015 - Saturday September 12, 2015

Ravinia Invests in Music Education for All Ages

You’ve heard the stars at Ravinia, but even when the stage goes silent the music never stops. Ravinia invests in music education for all ages.  The not-for-profit Ravinia Festival supplies music education to underserved Chicago Public Schools through its Reach-Teach-Play Programs, giving thousands of students access to performing and music appreciation.  At Ravinia Steans Music Institute, talented young artists attend master classes and develop their skills under the supervision of internationally renowned faculty. For more information, go to www.ravinia.org.

Where: Highland Park, IL
Location: Ravinia Festival

Saturday July 11, 2015 - Saturday August 15, 2015

Support the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge

The next great American minds are ready to explore and soar during Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge – your ten dollars pays for a whole summer of reading and discovery. Support the Chicago Public Library Foundation at cplfoundation.org today.

Where: Chicago
Location: Public Libraries

Wednesday July 29, 2015 - Sunday August 2, 2015

Mark your Calendars for ‘Summer’s Best Fest’ – The Lake County Illinois Fair

The Lake County Illinois Fair brings family fun, motorsports and music to the Chicago area from July 29 – August 2nd. Lake County Fairgrounds, west of Route 45 in Grayslake. For details, visit lcfair.com.

Where: Grayslake, IL
Location: Lake County Fairgrounds

Saturday August 8, 2015 - Sunday August 9, 2015

Join The Drive’s Pete McMurray and Kathy Voltmer at the Canal Shores Invitational

The 3rd Annual Canal Shores Invitational honors first responders from the Chicago area and around the nation, the men and women who are rushing in when everyone else is running out. Help Joel Murray and Friends show them a great time on the golf course he and his brothers grew up working at and playing on.  Actors! Athletes! Celebrities!  Great Live music with special guests AND Chicago’s favorites to eat and drink! Please join The Drive in helping raise funds for first responders’ charities.  You don’t have to golf to help. Attend the Pairings Party on Saturday, August 8. Go to CanalShoresInvitational.com for more information

Where: Evanston-Wilmette
Location: Canal Shores G.C.

Tuesday August 11, 2015

Join The Drive’s Dan McNeil & Pete McMurray at the Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Local 3234 Charity Golf Outing

Golfers…Join The Morning Drive’s Dan McNeil, Pete McMurray, Scott R. Miller and Kathy Voltmer and tee it up for the Downers Grove  Professional Firefighters Local 3234 Charity Golf Outing. It’s happening on Tuesday, August 11th at The Links at Carillon in Plainfield. Complete with a fun day on the course, contests, prizes, dinner and more. Benefiting Noah’s Hope and Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. For information and registration go to DownersGolfOuting.com.

Where: Plainfield, IL
Location: The Links at Carillon

Saturday August 15, 2015

Support the American Brain Tumor Association at the 18th Annual Paul Fabbri Memorial Golf Classic

The 18th Annual Paul Fabbri Memorial Golf Classic and Dinner is coming up at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Saturday, August 15th!  Proceeds support the American Brain Tumor Association for research and support of people and families battling brain tumors. For details and registration go to  www.paulfabbri.com.

Where: Wheeling, IL
Location: Chevy Chase C.C.

Sunday August 30, 2015

Safe Harbor Humane Society – Walk for Paws

Take a stroll with your faithful companion(s), and enjoy an  afternoon festival full of music, games, raffles and more! Join Walk for Paws 2015 to raise funds for Safe Harbor Humane Society. It’s Sunday afternoon, August 30th, at Lincoln Park in Kenosha, WI. For information, go to safeharborhumane.com.

Where: Kenosha, WI
Location: Lincoln Park

Monday August 31, 2015

Support the Joey’s Angels Chapter of the LRF at the Bob Chinn’s Crab House Charity Golf Outing

Tee it up for a great cause…Support the Joey’s Angels Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation… at the 13th Annual Bob Chinn’s Crab House Charity Golf Outing.  It’s at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling & Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods on Monday, August 31st.  For information and to register online go to www.joeysangels.com.

Where: Wheeling & Riverwoods
Location: Chevy Chase C.C. & Ravinia Green C.C.

Monday August 31, 2015

The Chicago Lighthouse 3rd Annual Mike Ditka Charity Golf Tournament

Enjoy a great day of golf and support the blind and visually impaired individuals served by The Chicago Lighthouse North in Glenview.  It’s the Chicago Lighthouse’s 3rd Annual Mike Ditka Charity Golf Tournament at North Shore Country Club in Glenview. Join the Coach…and former Blackhawks players for this fun charity outing on Monday, August 31st . For details go to chicagolighthouse.org.

Where: Glenview, IL
Location: North Shore Country Club

Saturday November 14, 2015

Keshet Benefit Concert Starring the Doobie Brothers

Keshet will host its eighth annual benefit concert at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie), featuring multi-platinum award-winning group, The Doobie Brothers, on Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Keshet’s educational scholarships, vocational training, and recreational programs for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Individual tickets to the concert are $85 and $150. To purchase tickets or to receive more information, please call 847-205-1234, or visit www.keshet.org.

Where: Skokie, IL
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

 


Ongoing Public Service Announcements

Wednesday October 01, 2014 - Wednesday December 30, 2015

Become a Foster Parent Through Youth Outreach Services

Share your heart with a child who needs your help. Become a foster parent to a Chicago teen. Youth Outreach Services matches teens with loving homes and provides you both with ongoing support, 24/7. CLICK HERE to find out more. They’ll give you a hand…so you can give your heart.

Where:
Location: Everywhere

Saturday June 20, 2015 - Tuesday September 22, 2015

Support the American Red Cross!

Summer is 100 days of fun in the sun. It’s also 100 days to make a difference. Choose your day to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and give patients hope. Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.

Where: everywhere
Location: everywhere

Saturday July 11, 2015 - Saturday August 15, 2015

Stand Up to Cancer

When a loved one is facing cancer, it can leave you speechless. When you don’t know what to say, stand up. Listen. Educate yourself about the diagnosis. When you understand what a patient is going through, you’re better able to help. Visit showthatyoucare.org to learn more.

Where: Everywhere
Location: Everywhere