The North Suburban YMCA’s 11th Annual Strong Kids Dinner was held on March 9, 2017, bringing the community together for an exciting evening of fun, food, and socializing to benefit the Y’s Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund. The popular event, held at Pinstripes Bocce & Bowling in Northbrook, Illinois, netted $225,000, critical funding that enables the Y to keep its lifechanging programs and services available to all, regardless of financial need.
More than one out of five individuals at the Y – over 2,500 people – receive financial assistance through the Strong Kids Fund for afterschool programs, summer camp, lifesaving swim lessons, and other wellness activities for all ages. Since its inception, the Strong Kids Dinner has raised over $2.2 million to help the community live well.
The event featured a superhero theme, encouraging guests to be everyday heroes for children in the community.
Pat and Stacy Fitzgerald accepted an award from the Y using a customized Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern from AmpliVox
Northwestern Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald and his wife Stacy Fitzgerald (shown left), president of the North Shore Griffins Youth Football League, were awarded the Y's Thiel Award for Social Responsibility.
In support of their coach, members of the NU Football Team attended in full superhero regalia, taking photos with guests and assisting with auctions and games.
AmpliVox is proud to be a longtime supporter of the North Suburban YMCA, including CEO Don Roth’s past tenure on the Y’s Board of Directors.
For this year’s Strong Kids Dinner, AmpliVox provided an SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner and an SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA system with satellite speakers, delivering outstanding sound to a recordbreaking crowd of over 475 in the large Pinstripes venue.
In addition, AmpliVox supplied a customized Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern featuring Northwestern’s school colors and logo.
AmpliVox provided sound system support for the Strong Kids Dinner at Pinstripes, including the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner mounted on a tripod to enhance coverage
AmpliVox’s Video Director Jeff Kressmann and CEO Don Roth came out to support the NSYMCA’s Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund
AmpliVox supplied a customized Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern featuring Northwestern’s school colors and logo
To donate to the NSYMCA Strong Kids Fund, visit http://nsymca.org/strong-kids.