If Chicago and the 2010 ISA Conference are on your summer itinerary, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to have some fun while supporting a good cause. The TREE Fund launches a marathon fundraising campaign on July 17 with a jam-packed schedule that includes a benefit concert, the STIHL Tour des Trees, a 1-day bike ride, a golf outing and our Gala Auction. It’s 10 days of fun you won’t want to miss!
Saturday, July 17, 6 pm at the Omni Chicago Hotel
“It’s ours to save: an intimate evening with Chuck Leavell” to benefit the TREE Fund and the American Forest Foundation. Good food, great music and stories in the key of “green” with Rolling Stones keyboardist and renowned conservationist Chuck Leavell and special guests David Spero and Matthew Modine. Purchase tickets ($100 each) at www.regonline.com.trees.
Sunday, July 18, 8-10 am at Chicago’s Millennium Park
2010 STIHL Tour des Trees launch, broadcast live via The Mike Nowak Show on WCPT radio. Meet us in Chicago’s most spectacular park to cheer the Tour’s departure. Support the ride with a donation at www.stihltourdestrees.org
Saturday, July 24, 8 am to 2 pm in Chicago’s western suburbs
2010 STIHL Tour des Trees “Ride for Research” 1-day bike ride. Join the Tour des Trees for the day on this 35-mile recreational ride. $75 registration fee includes lunch, a T-shirt, admission to The Morton Arboretum and a tax-deductible donation to tree research. Find more information and register online at www.stihltourdestrees.org
Sunday, July 25, 7:30 am at Seven Bridges Golf Club, Woodridge, IL
16thAnnual TREE Fund Golf Outing, sponsored by Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Gather a foursome to raise some “green” for the TREE Fund on this par 72 championship course in Chicago’s western suburbs. Register to golf or sign up to sponsor a hole at www.treefund.benefit_events.htm
Monday, July 26; Doors open at 5:00 pm at Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Raise Your Hand For Research Gala Auction, sponsored by the ISA. Join us at the TREE Fund’s 12th annual Gala Auction, featuring a scotch tasting, martini luge, live music, hors d’oeuvres, 50/50 raffle, and Silent and Live Auctions packed with travel opportunities, handcrafted furniture and woodwork, professional equipment, fine wine, spirits and collectibles. Admission ($25). Scotch tasting ($50) and Raffle Tickets ($20) can be purchased in advance at our ISA booth # 316. Online bidding opens July 5th at www.biddingforgood.com/treefund. See the invitation below for more details and registration or contact Lacy at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate an item to the auction catalog.