OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS PRESENTS

WARRIOR NIGHT LIVE

VIRTUAL GALA 2021

Date: Saturday, May 15th 2021 @ 7PM

Join us for an evening of giving and Warrior centric entertainment.
One night. No net. Live.

About the Event

A Night Like Never Before

The Night for Opportunities Gala is our marquee event that celebrates our Warrior participants and raises critical funds for our mission. This year, we will be hosting the 12th NFO “Warrior Night Live” on Saturday, May 15, 2021. While our event will be held virtually, the evening’s festivities will still feature food, fun, and countless ways to support the Warriors at Opportunity Knocks. The virtual format also offers many unique opportunities to feature your business throughout the auctions and presentations.

Please note that there are two ways to participate in the event and both require separate registration processes. Registration here will provide access to the virtual auction. We will also be sharing a link for you to access and sign up to view the virtual event, which will be hosted on Saturday, May 15th at 7:00pm. Please expect those details via email on Friday, May14th.

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CALL TO ACTION

Sponsorship

We would like you to join us not only as a guest, but also as a sponsoring partner in this year’s special event. The attached brochure outlines the opportunities available for the gala as well as our other events.

The NFO Gala is our most important fundraiser of the year, funding our programming and social enterprise operations and providing key operating support. This year is especially critical as we work to maintain our programming on both a virtual and in-person basis and invest in technology and health and safety measures to meet the current demands of the COVID environment!

For more information please contact Renee Rotatori, Development Director | renee@opportunityknocksnow.org

Auction

We would like you to join us not only as a guest, but also as a contributing partner in this year’s event. It is our hope that you will consider supporting our efforts through this event by making a contribution to any of the following categories:

HIGH DEMAND AUCTION ITEMS | High profile items such as travel packages, uniquely curated local experiences, hard to come by event tickets, home exercise equipment, hi-tech gaming equipment, and more!
REGULAR SILENT AUCTION ITEMS | Lower cost items that can be packaged with other similar items or to be auctioned on their own: typical categories include food and drink, home goods/improvement, arts/culture, retail, self-care, wellness, etc.
WARRIOR WINE PULL | While we won’t be able to have our always popular wine pull, we are still accepting donations of white, red, and sparkling varieties for grouping together as packages within our silent auction.

For more information please contact Lindsey Naughton, Event Coordinator | lindsey@opportunityknocksnow.org

The Gala Menu

The Delicious Details

*Photos shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual meal may vary slightly.

 

TACO KITS | come with a choice of 3 tacos and side dishes (each taco serving can contain only 1 type of taco and can not be split)

All tacos will come with the following garnishes- pickled jalapeno, mild pico de gallo, spicy pineapple salsa, avocado crema, cojita cheese

Taco kits will be sold in single servings $30, family servings $100 (for 4), and party packages $250 (for 10)

Beverage Add-on | Passion Fruit Margarita Kit made with Lunazul Blanco and Passion Fruit Cordial from Appels Cordials

Taco Kit 1

3 Beef Barbacoa

Chuck roast slowly braised in chili peppers, onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, and shredded. Side Dish comes with Mexican red tomato rice and garlicky refried black beans and salad with heritage lettuce, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, queso fresco, cilantro honey vinaigrette. – $30/Single Order | $100/Family Order (4 People) | $250/Party Order (10 People)

Taco Kit 2

3 Tacos Al Pastor

Pork shoulder slowly braised in pineapple juice, orange juice, chili peppers, garlic, cumin, oregano, and shredded. Side Dish comes with Mexican red tomato rice and garlicky refried black beans and salad with heritage lettuce, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, queso fresco, cilantro honey vinaigrette. – $30/Single Order | $100/Family Order (4 People) | $250/Party Order (10 People)

Taco Kit 3

3 Veggie Tacos

Roasted sweet potatoes mixed with black beans and seasoned with coriander, cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Side Dish comes with Mexican red tomato rice and garlicky refried black beans and salad with heritage lettuce, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, queso fresco, cilantro honey vinaigrette. – $30/Single Order | $100/Family Order (4 People) | $250/Party Order (10 People)

 

Additional Appetizer

Roasted Garlic Guacamole Dip

Roasted garlic guacamole with pumpkin seeds, cilantro, and season veggies for dipping. – $13

Beverage Add-On

Passion Fruit Margarita Kit

Made with Lunazul Blanco and Passion Fruit Cordial from Appels Cordials (which is a Chicago-based, small business).

More Details Below

– $20/Single Order (375mL) | $35/4 Portion Order (750mL) | $100/Party of 10 Order (1.5L)

 

Tequilla Tidbit

This is tequila in its wildest, most natural state, crystal clear and un-aged, allowing its 100% agave flavor to take the lead. Exceptionally smooth and balanced with bright color and silver highlights.

Aroma: Refreshing fruity nose exhibiting tropical and apple notes with a healthy dose of salt and citrus, similar to that of fresh agave.
Taste: The palate is semi-viscous and peppery with ripe fruit tones giving way to crisp citrus notes and a hint of vanilla.
Finish: Wonderfully balanced finish with long-lasting citrusy, peppery, and herbaceous notes.

Special Thanks to Our Friends At

We’ve been making our syrups and cordials by hand since 2007, and we’re always playing with seasonal ingredients and new flavor combinations that start with fresh-squeezed juices, hand-zested citrus, fresh spices sourced in small batches from Chicago’s top spice merchants, and low-and-slow preparation. All our products are made locally, in our kitchen on Chicago’s North Side — and we source from local suppliers whenever possible. Our syrups and cordials are simple, fresh, and balanced, so you can build beautiful, delicious cocktails.

Order Now

Date of event: Saturday, May 15

Kit Pick-Up or Delivery time: 11am-1pm

Ordering deadline: Monday, May 10th at 11am

CURBSIDE DIRECTIONS

  • Please text Allie at (703) 969-4009 to pick up your order when you arrive.
  • Please allow a 5-10 minute wait time after your text
  • We package each meal after we receive your text

LOCAL DELIVERY

Contactless Delivery is available for an additional $5. Local Delivery will consist of the River Forest/Oak Park area: 60301, 60302, 60303, 60304, 60305, 60130, 60682, & 60153

PICKUP LOCATION

349 Ashland Ave

River Forest, IL 60130

Tel: (773) 988-6205

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