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Chili Cook-Off 12:00 pm
Chili Cook-Off @ Fitzgeralds
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chili Cook-Off @ Fitzgeralds | Berwyn | Illinois | United States
$25 Earlybird Admission until 1.14.19 $30 admission after 1.12.19 Kids 12 and under are free! General admission includes: Complimentary appetizers and dessert Full access to chili contest entries Live music & entertainment Donation to Opportunity[...]
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Successful Navigation of I/DD Funding 6:00 pm
Successful Navigation of I/DD Funding @ Oak Park and River Forest High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
TOPIC OVERVIEW How to be successful in obtaining funding for a Developmentally Delayed Person -Join us with guest speaker Robert H. Farley Jr. – Legal specialist as he addresses the needs of children and adults[...]
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan
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Chili Cook-Off @ Fitzgeralds
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

$25 Earlybird Admission until 1.14.19

$30 admission after 1.12.19

Kids 12 and under are free!

General admission includes:

Complimentary appetizers and dessert

Full access to chili contest entries

Live music & entertainment

Donation to Opportunity Knocks

LIVE MUSIC | 3:00 PM

Join us in the club on the main stage as the True Company Band takes the stage and gets the cook-off rockin’!

NFC Championship | 3:40 PM

On the big screen in the tent, the TVs in the Sidebar and next to the stage in the music club, you won’t miss a second of the NFL action.

Kid's Activity Area | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

This is a family affair, full with a kid-friendly event area that includes engaging games and activities for children. We will also have event staff on hand for supervision so that parents can enjoy some socializing while the kids play.

Kids under 12 enter and eat for free

INDIVIDUAL CHILI CONTEST

Chef-testants will battle over three rounds for this year’s Chili Cook-Off title! The contest judges will be revealed in advance of the event. Think your chili can win the overall and/or vegetarian divisions? Register now!

PEOPLE’S CHOICE CHILI CONTEST

This contest is meant to be a fun interactive feature at the event, allowing groups to participate in the event while connecting with this mission. We encourage each group to bring their families and friends out in force, as we always find, the more the merrier and the more people you bring, the more votes you secure! The 2019 contestants will be announced soon…

PEOPLE’S CHOICE CHILI CONTEST

This contest is meant to be a fun interactive feature at the event, allowing groups to participate in the event while connecting with this mission. We encourage each group to bring their families and friends out in force, as we always find, the more the merrier and the more people you bring, the more votes you secure! The 2019 contestants will be announced soon…

 

PARTNER DIVISION

BATTLE OF THE BREWERS

12:00 PM

 

 

PROGRAM DIVISION

HUSKIES VS. WARRIORS

2:00 PM

Habanero Pepper Sponsors

Poblano Pepper Sponsors

Jalapeno Pepper Sponsors

Banana Pepper SponsorS

Event Sponsorship

If interested in event sponsorships, please contact Renee Rotatori at: renee@opportunityknocksnow.org

Enter for a chance to win one of this year’s prizes!  For online purchases, please save your confirmation email as proof of purchase. A physical stub will be produced by OK Event Staff and placed in the raffle wheel on the day of the event.

Winner need not be present.

WE NEED YOU!

Volunteers are what make our events so successful. Without you, we couldn’t put on such amazing events. THANK YOU for your time and support. Please consider joining our event staff team to help host another great Chili Cook-Off.

 

 

 

 

 

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Benefit Concert at The Wire @ Wire
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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Successful Navigation of I/DD Funding @ Oak Park and River Forest High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TOPIC OVERVIEW

How to be successful in obtaining funding for a Developmentally Delayed Person -Join us with guest speaker Robert H. Farley Jr. – Legal specialist as he addresses the needs of children and adults with disabilities and their families. 

WHAT WILL BE ADDRESSED? 

• Why It Is Essential To Get On State of Illinois “Waiting List?”
• What To Do If You Cannot Wait For Your Child’s Name To Be Pulled From The Waiting List
• What Services Are Available For Your Child From The State of Illinois?
• Guardianship – How To Obtain / Is Guardianship Necessary?
• Special Needs Trusts
• Applying for SSI Benefits at age 18.
• Update on Current Litigation in Illinois On Behalf of Disabled Persons & How It Will Affect Your Child.
• Strategies To Obtain Funding For Disability Services & Overcome Those Persons Who Tell You That You Cannot Succeed Unless You Are An Emergency.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Parents, caregivers, those diagnosed with disabilities and all interested parties are welcome.

 

EVENT CO-SPONSORS

Special Events

The OK mission was built through connections and funds raised via our special events. Over the years, we have worked to use take the financial pressure off of these events, while also aiming to maximize their potential as a forum to connect with our community. We host 4 marquee annual events, along with many other smaller events throughout the year.

THE OK CHILI COOK OFF

COOKING CONTEST & SUNDAY FUNDAY  |  January

Come join us in January for the NFL’s conference champion-ship Sunday. This annual OK event plays host to an epic chili throw-down, the NFL’s best football and great friends getting together for OK.

A NIGHT FOR OPPORTUNITIES

SEMI-FORMAL GALA BENEFIT  |  APRIL

With the coming of Spring also comes the OK gala. Watch for the gala each year in April. First class food and drinks, great live music, and exciting auctions highlight this semi-formal affair.

The OK
Block PARTY

Neighborhood get-together  |  June

We’ll be dancin’ in the streets, talking loud and drawing a crowd! Come on out for this day-long block party featuring great fun for all ages, full with excellent local food vendors, craft brewers, live music, kid’s entertainment, Warrior entertainment, and great contests. This year, we’re also planning a pre-party fun run!  Don’t miss out!

The OK Classic

Softball tournament & festival  |  September

Each September, OK plays host to a coed 14” softball tournament on the fields in Forest Park. In addition to softball, it is a day full of great food, friends and family fun.

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