Monday, February 11, 2013
Teams will fly around Chicago Indoor Racing’s track all in an effort to raise $75,000 for DuPage PADS and the mission to end homelessness.
Continental Motors Group of Naperville, Chicago Indoor Racing and DuPage PADS have teamed up for the third annual six hour karting enduro for charity. Eighteen teams will compete in raising money for DuPage PADS before race day with a goal of reaching $75,000 for DuPage PADS to assist families and individuals who are homeless. This year’s race will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chicago Indoor Racing in Addison. Participants in this year’s event can look forward to a fast-paced, unique racing experience and an opportunity to help others. For more than 27 years, DuPage PADS has provided hope for people who are homeless by offering an array of services which seek to stop the cycle of homelessness. The Drive For 75 …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Join Evviva! Bar and Eatery At Evviva! Gives Back, to Benefit Toys for Tots and Central DuPage Hospital.
Saturday night Evviva! Bar and Eatery patrons can help owner Rob Salerno give back to the Central DuPage Hospital Foundation. Ten percent of profits will go to the CDH Foundation's pediatric fund, which contributes to services, programs and its facilities. This is the first time Salerno's business is working with the charity, but not his first experience with CDH. His son, born last December, was one month old when doctors found a hole in his heart. "He was already in congestive heart failure…. The facilities and staff in the pediatrics units at CDH were exceptional and in our minds what saved our son's life," Salerno said. According to the American Heart Association, one percent of newborns are affected by a heart defect. Salerno …
Friday, November 19, 2010
The hotel hosts a clothing, toy and food drive, and chef Kevin Jones works with Reverend Paul Hall's Community Center.
Friday, November 19, 2010
from Wyndham Lisle The Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel and Executive Meeting Center recently announced it is partnering with the Reverend Paul Hall's Community Center to help feed and clothe an estimated 2,000 people this Christmas Eve in the South Side of Chicago. The hotel will also be collecting unwrapped toys in its lobby now through Dec. 20 in conjunction with the community center's long-running "Adopt-a-Family-for Christmas" food, toy and clothing drive. This year marks the third consecutive year the hotel has collected and donated food, toys and clothing to the community center with the help of area vendors and the local community. When Executive Chef Kevin Jones first became aware of a food shortage at the center, he collected 13 …
Monday, September 27, 2010
As Evviva celebrates its five-year anniversary, Patch talks to owner Rob Salerno about his commitment to the community.
Evviva Bar and Eatery owner Rob Salerno, 40, had a clear vision when he chose Lisle as the site of his new restaurant five years ago: build a successful business and be involved with his community. In many ways, he has surpassed his goals. "I was the CFO of the WGN TV station in Chicago for six years and decided I needed a change. I choose Lisle because there really didn't seem to be a place for people to go out, have a nice meal and stay around for entertainment," Salerno said. Salerno was approached two years ago by Joe Vana, owner of another legendary pizza restaurant, Barone's Pizza, which had been in business in the village for 43 years. The two struck a deal for Salerno to purchase Barone's in 2008. He has since turned the venue from…