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Join us for the Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities' Annual Evening Reception

The Old Post Office
433 W Van Buren St

Tuesday, November 16 from 5:30-8pm

 Enjoy an evening showcasing Chicago’s talented athletes and the programs in which they have been participating, in addition to food, drinks and entertainment.  Visit with our athletes, or play a game of bocce,  as they show what they’ve accomplished this past year!   

Tickets are $125 which include heavy appetizers and drinks.  All proceeds will continue to support more than 7,500 athletes that participate in numerous events throughout the year.

Event follows CDC mask guidance. Guests will be required to provide either proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.


Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.


  • Richard Barrett May 2022 $150.00
  • Gurgone Group Inc April 2022 $125.00
  • Alliance Data March 2022 $2,500.00
  • Joshua White March 2022 $2,500.00
  • Abbvie February 2022 $250.00
  • Alliance Data March 2022 $2,500.00
  • Joshua White March 2022 $2,500.00
  • Anonymous November 2021
  • Anonymous November 2021
  • Anonymous October 2021


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One for the Kids


Fran Hurley
Illinois State Representative

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Chicago Fire Department

Carolyn Daley - Power Rogers, LLP
Jim "Skinny" Sheahan - Seanache, LLC

Event Committee
Ray Baker 
Jody Bajor - NBC 5 Chicago
Amy Blesi
Alex Burge - Excel Sports Management 

Julia Burge - Compass, The Sheahan Group
Gerard Burke - Café Bionda
Bridget Sheahan Carey - Compass, The Sheahan Group
Larita Clark - Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Sarah Dale - Jack Morton Worldwide
Matt Danaher
Bob Flood
Shawn T. Gleason 
Tom Gray Seanache, LLC
Marcie Harrison - Harrison Group
Bryan Johnson -  Michelman and Robinson 
Mike Kelly 

David Kennedy - Wintrust Arena
Juliet Kracik

Ray Kracik


Jennifer Kramer 
Tim LeFevour - Soldier Field
Kathleen Malone - Compass
William Marovitz 

Brenda McHugh
Joe Mclnerney - Banner Capital
Joy Lyu Monahan
James Montana
Colleen Rock Mueller
Terry Muldoon - Capital Market Solutions
Tim O'Malley - Ateema Media & Marketing
Matt O'Shea - Alderman, 19th Ward
Howard Pizer - Chicago White Sox
Jay Rock - Rock Fusco & Connelly
Glen Ryniewski - Chicago Department of Aviation
Brian Sheahan - LSC Development, LLC
Peggy Sheahan - Alliant Insurance
Michael Synowiecki - Georges & Synowiecki, Ltd.
Cherryl Thomas
Kate Vandenberg - Kirkland & Ellis
Natalie and James Whalen

Bolded names are Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities Board Members
List updated as of 9/27/21*