Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Illinois Judges Foundation to hold Batter Up For Justice Fundraiser

Per email received this evening from Mary Trew, the Illinois Judges Foundation will hold a fundraiser, "Batter Up For Justice," on September 23 at the Sheffield Baseball Club, 3619 N. Sheffield.

For the $150 admission price, guests will receive a dinner buffet, unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks and -- you knew there'd be a downside didn't you? -- a "great view" of the Cubs-Giants game across the street at Wrigley Field. There will also be a raffle featuring several items of Cubs and Blackhawks memorabilia.

The event starts at 5:05pm; the game starts at 6:05pm.

For those willing and able to contribute more than the price of admission, sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from an "On Deck" level at $500 to a "Grand Slam" level at $2,500. To purchase tickets, or for more information about sponsorships, follow this link.

The Illinois Judges Foundation is the charitable arm of the Illinois Judges Association. According to the IJF website, the Foundation funds these initiatives:
  • the American Bar Association's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program -- a summer judicial internship program comprised of first- or second-year minority or financially disadvantaged law students;

  • "7 Reasons to Leave the Party" -- an award-winning program in which Illinois judges talk to students about the legal and personal consequences of drinking and driving; and

  • the Judge Harold Sullivan $5,000 annual scholarship award to one of the nine Illinois law schools.
For more information about Batter Up For Justice, call (312) 554-2008 or (773) 780-9991. Mary Trew writes that she and Diann Marsalek are both serving on the Lawyers Auxiliary Committee for this event.

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