Wine Tasting Fundraiser benefits I COMPETE

Wine Tasting Event to benefit at-risk youth via the ICOMPETE Program.

Not too long ago we shared with you about how at-Risk youth are given an opportunity in increasing Academics, Arts and Athletics activities. These opportunities are made possible through the generous donations of community agencies and individuals. This month you will have a chance at helping us continue to bring these valuable opportunities to at-risk youth in the Palatine area while enjoying delicious wines. 

Join us at 6 pm on Thursday, January 17th, 2013   

at The Wine Cellar 361 W. Northwest Hwy Palatine. IL 60067

$20 per person includes tastings & appetizers

Raffle prizes and 50/50

10% of all store sales will also be donated to ICompete

To purchase tickets or more information contact Cristina Lara at 847-496-6305 or clara@palatineparks.org. Must be 21 or older to attend this event.

A little bit about I COMPETE:

I COMPETE was born after community leaders noticed that children in our area were not involved in sports, were having difficulties at school and were involved in risky behaviors. Seeing the need, the Palatine Opportunity Center, along with Palatine Park District, CCSD 15, Palatine High School and Buehler YMCA, began a pilot program targetted at giving at-risk youth a brighter future. The program would include after-school tutoring and exposure to learning opportunities, sports clinics from baseball to volleyball and an introduction to the arts through ballet classes, music, crafts and more. 

Today the I COMPETE program runs on the efforts of a dedicated staff, collaborative partners and Palatine High School Senior Students and staff that volunteer their time to give at-risk youth a brighter future.  

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