2017 Champions Banquet
May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate Highland Park’s talented young athletes and their dedicated coaches along with featured guest speaker Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer, Denis Savard!
$375 (table of eight)
Proceeds benefit the Parks Foundation of Highland Park SMILE Grant-in-Aid program which provides recreation grants for local families in need of financial assistance.
Silent Auction Items
- One-of-a-kind signed sports memorabilia items from Chicago professional athletes such as: Anthony Rizzo, Jose Abreu, Jonathan Toews, Jay Cutler, and Jimmy Butler.
- Chicago professional team game tickets such as: Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls and Bears
- Other valuable items such as rounds of golf, personal training sessions, sportswear and more!
About Denis Savard
Savard had two stints with the Blackhawks. The first was from 1980-1990. The second was from 1994-1997. In 1990, Savard was traded to the Montreal Canadiens and went on to win the Stanley Cup with the team in 1993. For one year, he played with the Tampa Bay Lightning before he was traded back to the Blackhawks in 1995. In 1,196 games, Savard scored 473 goals and 865 assists, totaling 1,338 points. He trails only Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita for total points in Blackhawks history. Five times during his career he scored at least 100 points and for seven straight years he had at least 30 goals. Savard’s trademark move is the “Savardian Spin-o-rama”, which entailed Savard whirling around with the puck in a full rotation. He officially retired from professional hockey in 1997, and began coaching the Blackhawks shortly after. On March 19, 1998, the Blackhawks retired his jersey #18. Savard was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 13, 2000.
About Parks Foundation of Highland Park
The Parks Foundation of Highland Park is an independent, community-led, 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. The Foundation was established in July 2016, to collaborate with residents, community groups and partner organizations to support exceptional and extraordinary Park District projects that enhance our parks and community life. Funding for the SMILE Grant-in-aid program is provided for by the Parks Foundation. SMILE has enabled hundreds of families in need of financial assistance access to all Park District of Highland Park recreation programs. To learn more about the Parks Foundation, to become a member, or to donate, go to parksfoundationofhighlandpark.org.