Lake Forest Open Paddle Tourney - Lake Forest Club - October 19, 2018
Our 5th Lake Forest Open women's paddle tourney to benefit the House of Peace was the best one yet! It was the strongest field to date- a full 32 team draw w/ nationally ranked players galore. 5 players from Ohio made the trip, rounding out the field of high level league players. Mirian Warner & Alison Morgan def Hallie Bodman & Liz Richards to win the title.
Other highlights included:
*HOP Director Aida and salsa -maker Vero join us for lunch!
*Beautiful hand painted "Dias de los Muertos" themed rocks for each participant!
*Commemorative paddle created by Stephanie Koppmann auctioned to benefit HOP!
*Balls donated by Master Athletics!
*Midnight Machete merchandise & donation in support of HOP!
*First class lunch at Lake Forest Club!
*Top notch tournament directors/volunteers ,facilitating play from morning til night!
The tournament has raised over $20,000 for House of Peace since 2014!!!
2018 ROCK FOR PEACE - Gorton Center Lake Forest - April 7, 2018
ROCK FOR PEACE INSPIRES GIVING!
Our second Rock For Peace fundraiser was a smashing success! The SOLD OUT crowd filled the Gorton Center in Lake Forest. Guests mingled, enjoying cocktails and a delicious barbeque dinner by Barbeque Productions of Grayslake, amidst tables decorated with colorful hand painted rocks , created by HOP artists. Event sponsors and their guests hung out in the urban-chic VIP Lounge created by Barbara Bliss and Suzanne Myers. Following the moving video presentation about stories of transformation at the House of Peace , MC Jim Fitzgerald ignited an inspired groundswell of giving that electrified the crowd! Buoyed by the cheers of neighbors and friends, donors pledged over $90,000 to sustain our families on their journey of healing, reclaiming authority and creating abuse-free, sustainable households.
Ronnie Baker Brooks & his band, with musical guests Shemekia (queen of Chicago blues) Copeland and 3- time Grammy nominee Billy Branch kept the auditorium ROCKING with their high energy, blend of blues , soul and rock. For his finale, Ronnie & friends invited audience members to join them onstage to sing the iconic Sweet Home Chicago!
This fantastic evening was made possible by
Our Marquee Sponsor , College Park Athletic Club,
supporting the House of Peace since 2011, with generosity and opportunity.
Other local sponsors include:
The Chicago Trust Company Lake Forest Bank & Trust SportsFlagShop.com
Wintrust Wealth Management
Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe Lynch Construction Moosesports
Northwest Vascular & Vein Specialists
The Board , Staff and Residents of the House of Peace would like to express their deepest gratitude to their many family, friends and neighbors who MAKE A DIFFERENCE by volunteering at or supporting ROCK FOR PEACE. The $135,000 raised through this event will go towards operating expenses of the House of Peace and programs to HEAL, EMPOWER AND SUSTAIN the families we serve.