More than 400 pet owners and 100 of their furry friends showed up to PAWS Chicago’s 11th annual Beach Party at Castaways Boathouse (1603 N. Lakeshore) July 18. While pups were pampered with massages and snacked on treats at the doggie buffet, emcee Bill Kurtis and co-chairs Renata and Robert Block and Virginia Stafman kicked off fundraising with a live auction that included travel packages and a celebrity meet-and-greet with Blake Shelton.
More than 200 guests enjoyed an afternoon of croquet, tunes from DJ Megan Taylor and Grey Goose cocktails at Galleria Marchetti (825 W. Erie) July 28 for Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care’s first Chefs and the City Summer Tasting and Croquet Garden Party. Fifteen of the city’s top chefs, including Shin Thompson of Kabocha, Ryan Poli of Tavernita and Jon DuBois of Green Zebra, made it an even tastier time by serving up specialty bites at the Mercedes Benz USA-sponsored bash.
Draft day took on a new meaning for former football star Donovan McNabb July 24, when he welcomed 150 guests to Chicago Cut Steakhouse (300 N. LaSalle) for High School Cube’s first Draft Day. Chicago business leaders turned out for live and silent auctions that raised $300,000 to sponsor coverage of local schools.
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Roulette, craps and blackjack set the scene at the 8th annual Gaming for Green fundraiser July 11. “Windy City Live’s” Ryan Chiaverini, WMAQ-Channel 5’s Alicia Roman, WLS-Channel 7’s Phil Schwarz, WGN-Channel 9’s Dave Eanet and former Chicago Bulls All-Star Bob Love were in attendance, indulging in Galleria Marchetti’s (825 W. Erie) Italian bites, sipping cocktails from Double Cross vodka and soaking in live music.
Robbie Gould can usually be found on the field with his Chicago Bears teammates, but on July 23, he kicked fundraising for his foundation, the Goulden Touch, into high gear at David Burke’s Primehouse (616 N. Rush). Gould took to the floor to serve guests king crab, bacon-wrapped veal medallions and the steakhouse’s dry-aged rib-eye steak, crafted by executive chef Rick Gresh.