For Immediate Release
June 29, 2018
President & CEO
630.682.3846, ext. 2310
Vice President, Development
630.682.3846, ext. 2220
DuPagePads Swings to Strike Out Homelessness
2nd Annual Swing for 40!
(Wheaton, IL) DuPagePads 2nd Annual Swing for 40 will be held Sunday, August 26th, 2018 at Frontier Park in Naperville starting at 11:00am. 16 teams will participate in a softball tournament to strike out homelessness while having fun competing against one another.
A team fundraising webpage is set up for each fundraising team of at least 10 people, including at least three females, making it easy and secure to collect donations and share with friends and family. Each team has a goal of raising $2,500.
These tax-deductible donations will support DuPagePads’ programs that provide housing, coupled with support services and employment to assist families and individuals who are homeless in DuPage County. The team that collects the most funds will receive a trophy, as well as the tournament champion team.
Raffles and Fun
DuPagePads Swing for 40 is a fun, co-ed team-building activity and a perfect social outing for friends, families and companies. Every donation of at least $25 enters individuals in a raffle for amazing prizes: Cubs tickets, White Sox tickets, jerseys and even a bat signed by Cubs legend Ernie Banks. In addition to the raffle prizes, there will be a Split the Pot collection.
After the event, a post-tournament pizza celebration will be held at The Foundry in Aurora with pizza generously provided by one of our sponsors, Salerno’s Pizza. Salerno’s Pizza will also be providing the winning team with “bonus surprise” items!
Last year, members of the DuPagePads Young Professionals Board participated in DuPagePads’ first softball tournament.
“This was a great team building experience to strengthen our DuPagePads Young Professionals Board. We not only worked on fundraising together, but competed as a team the day of the event.
Our group rallied together to win second place in the tournament and we are looking forward to competing again this year,” says Tom Peters, DuPagePads Young Professionals Board Chair.
Register Your Team Now
Registration for this year’s event is now open – reserve your team spot today! If you are not able to attend, you can still make the event a success by donating to a team to help them reach their fundraising goal.
For questions, contact Carrie at 630.682.3846 ext. 2290 or CFlick@dupagepads.org.
Recognizing over 30 years of service, DuPagePads is the largest provider of services to those who are homeless in DuPage County. DuPagePads’ solution to ending homelessness is housing, coupled with support services and employment to restore hope and transform lives. The administration office is located at 601 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL 60187. Additional information can be obtained by contacting DuPagePads at 630.682.3846 or at www.dupagepads.org.