2018 Calendar of Events
When you attend an event that benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI), you help raise important funds that enable families to stay near their critically ill children. From sporting events to formal galas, there’s something for everyone. Get involved today and help families in need!
GREAT AMERICAN LOBSTER FEST
August 31 – September 2 / Navy Pier, Chicago
Over Labor Day weekend, join RMHC-CNI at the Great American Lobster Fest, the Midwest’s largest Lobster and Seafood Festival. Enjoy live lobster flown in fresh from the cold waters of the East Coast courtesy of Lobster Gram, live music performances, family-friendly games and activities, unique arts/craft shopping, land food options, and cold beverages. A portion of proceeds from this event benefit families at RMHC-CNI.
Tickets and event details
SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT
Friday & Saturday, September 28 & 29 / Northbrook Sports Club, Hainesville
Treat yourself to an outdoor enthusiast’s dream day of friendly competition and camaraderie. The event includes a 100-target course, great food, beverages, side event games and tournament awards. Guests can participate individually, form or join a squad, or organizations can sponsor a team and enjoy a fun-filled day of clay shooting, all to support children and families served by RMHC-CNI.
Registration and sponsorship opportunities
TOSS FOR TOTS BAGS TOURNAMENT
Thursday, September 20, 2018 / Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago
The Lazy Volunteer is hosting its 10th Annual Toss For Tots Bags Tournament benefiting RMHC-CNI. Enjoy a full buffet, open bar and a night of entertainment and fun that helps keep families with sick children together.
Tickets and event information
HITTING FOR THE HOUSE
Saturday, September 22 / Oak Brook Park District, Oak Brook
Batter up! Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center will host its 7th annual “Hittin’ for the House” softball tournament. Join us for a day of fun and softball in support of a truly remarkable place of comfort for families who need it most. *Maximum of 20 players per team. *At least 3 of 10 players on the field must be female. *Players much be 18 years or older. Check back to this page closer to the event for registration information.
Team and sponsorship opportunities
WOMEN’S AUXILIARY COCKTAIL PARTY
Tuesday, September 25 / Cochon Volant, Chicago
Join RMHC-CNI’s Women’s Auxiliary for a night on the town in the heart of downtown Chicago. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment while raising critical funds for families in need. Check back to this page closer to the event for registration information.
RECYCLE WITH RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
Saturday, October 6 / United Scrap Metal, Cicero
This fall, join the fun at United Scrap Metal in Cicero for the annual Recycle with Ronald McDonald House Charities. Drop off your saved pop tabs from soda, soup or aluminum cans. While there, enjoy a fun-filled day of entertainment including live music, food and beverages, tours of the facility and much more, all benefiting families at RMHC-CNI.
HERMAN PETTY HOOPS FOR THE HOUSE
Check back for date / Unity Junior High School, Cicero
Grab your friends and join us for the 10th Annual Herman Petty Memorial Hoops for the House 3-on-3 indoor basketball tournament! The event is for players ages 10 to 18 with prizes being awarded to the top team in each division. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Ronald McDonald House near UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital. We’ll see you on the court! Check back to this page closer to the event for registration information.
ROCK THE HOUSE
Friday, November 9 / Cubby Bear, Chicago
Dance the night away with your friends at Rock the House presented by Carmen De Carrier! Nick Karavites and John De Carrier are back with an encore presentation of this one-of-a-kind event. You do not want to miss this great night of live music with John on the tables and Nick with his band! Since 2011, Rock the House has raised over $1,000,000 to keep families together together during their time of need.
Tickets and sponsorship information
A NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday, November 17 / Hotel Arista, Naperville
Grab your friends and enjoy A Night of Entertainment benefiting RMHC-CNI. Presented by the John P. Calamos Family Foundation, guests will enjoy casino-style gaming, live music by The Nick Lynch Band, auctions featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, exciting raffles and delicious food and open bar. Dress in your best ‘Vegas Chic’ for a night of fun! A Night of Entertainment raises important funds for families of hospitalized children so they can be together during their time of need.
Stay tuned for more information here
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Saturday, November 17 / Texas de Brazil / Chicago & Schaumburg
Join RMHC-CNI at the 8th annual Breakfast with Santa at Texas de Brazil restaurants in Chicago and Schaumburg. From 9-11 a.m. at each location, guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, children’s entertainment and gifts and a visit from Santa! Proceeds benefit RMCH-CNI and give families with sick children the gift of togetherness. Check back to this page closer to the event to purchase tickets.
2019 Date TBD / Ronald McDonald House near Comer Children’s Hospital
Test your knowledge at Trivia Night, benefiting RMHC-CNI! Stay tuned for details for our 2019 event.
UNCORK YOUR SUPPORT
March 14, 2019 / Cress Creek Country Club, Naperville
On March 14, 2019, join us at Uncork Your Support benefiting the families of pediatric patients served by Ronald McDonald Family Room in Edward Hospital. Enjoy wine and craft beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres and an exclusive raffle and auction featuring exciting prizes. Stay tuned for information here.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 / The Geraghty, Chicago
On April 27, 2019, join more than 750 guests at The Geraghty to celebrate the annual black-tie Gala, our premier annual fundraising event. Guests will enjoy gourmet cuisine, signature cocktails, live entertainment, live and silent auctions featuring unique items and much more! Stay tuned for information here.
POP IT AND DROP IT
2019 Date TBD / Edward Hospital Parking Lot C
Have you been collecting pop tabs on behalf of RMHC-CNI? Drop them off at Pop It and Drop It, hosted by the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Edward Hospital Teen Advisory Board. While there, enjoy family-friendly activities and receive an entry for a drawing. Tabs and other recyclable metals collected will be recycled to benefit Ronald McDonald Family Room in Edward Hospital in partnership with United Scrap Metal.
CHOP AROUND THE CLOCK
2019 Date TBD / Foltos Tonsorial Parlor, Batavia
Stop by the Foltos Tonsorial Parlor for a 24-hour ‘chop-a-thon’ benefiting RMHC-CNI. Guests will enjoy food and beverages, live entertainment and a fantastic raffle featuring exciting items. Stop by for a haircut and help raise money to enable families with hospitalized children to stay together.
RUNNING FOR HOPE
2019 Date TBD / Keeler Park, Oak Lawn
Lace up your shoes and Run for Hope! Form a team, join a team or register as an individual. There’s even a Kids Dash for younger runners! All proceeds go directly to helping families at Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn.
McDONALD’S TECHNOLOGY CHARITY CLASSIC
2019 Date TBD / Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, Lemont
Enjoy a beautiful day on the links at the Technology Charity Classic hosted by the McDonald’s IT department. Guests will enjoy 18-holes of golf, side games, a raffle, exciting silent auction, lunch, and complimentary snack and beverage offerings along the course. All proceeds from the event will go directly to helping families at RMHC-CNI.
KICKING FOR THE HOUSE
2019 Date TBD/ Village of Oak Brook Polo Fields, Oak Brook
We invite you to participate in this year’s “Kicking for the House” Charity Soccer Match. Whether you put your soccer skills to the test or watch the friendly competition along with family, friends and colleagues, this year’s event is sure to be a fun-filled evening supporting families of hospitalized children at Ronald McDonald House. Stay tuned for information here.
ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
2019 Date TBD / Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, Lemont
Join RMHC-CNI at this memorable golf outing as we occupy all four courses, including award-winning Dubsdread, host to several PGA and USGA tournaments. 400 golfers will hit the links for 18 holes while enjoying specialty lunch offerings and bottomless snacks and beverages along the course. Test your skills at the on-course games and contests, and bring home a prize from the silent auction! The afternoon concludes with libations and hors d’oeuvres at our celebratory cocktail reception. Stay tuned for information here.