15 Apr

….And The Winner Is?

Josh Holleb from Highland Park was the winner of the Chicago Blackhawks Chopper raffle, which was drawn on the WGN Morning News by Hall of Fame ambassador Stan Mikita. More than 1,000 raffle tickets were purchased for a chance to win the bike designed by the famed Orange County Choppers.

The bike features the Blackhawks logo displayed on the gas tank, which is autographed by players and coaches of the Stanley Cup Championship team.

Tickets for the raffle were sold at all regular season Blackhawks home games starting Oct. 13, 2010 and other venues in the Chicagoland area. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Chicago Blackhawk Charities, the Special Kids Network and the Orange County Choppers Foundation.



15 Apr

Save The Date!

On July 25, 2011 Special Kids Network will hold its 12th Annual Golf & Women’s Tennis Tournament. The beneficiary for this year’s event is the recreational programs of Keshet, which serves children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

Special Recipients for this event will be Equestrian Connection, Foundation for Retinal Research, Pediatric-Gastrointestinal Research Foundation at the University of Chicago Hospital and the National Stuttering Association. This annual event has featured many media and sports celebrities such as Jeremy Roenick, Mark Giangreco, Joe Girardi, Neil Funk, Sarah Kustok, Bill Wennington and Eric Ferguson & Kathy Hart of the The Mix 101.9FM to name just a few.

The outing is held at the exclusive Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, Illinois. This private country club features two 18-hole courses, carved out of Long Grove’s beautiful wooded landscape, and was designed by local architect C.D. Wagstaff. In addition to the 18-hole course, Twin Orchards also provides four championship clay tennis courts.

From the inception of SKNI outing, the event has been sold out. The success of this event allows us to continue to contribute funds to the charitable organizations that have come to rely on SKN to fund programs and research that helps children and young adults with special needs.

An individual golf spot is $650 and to reserve a foursome is $2,600.  Exciting contests will be held on the par three’s as well as throughout the course.


Early bird pricing will be available to those who purchase before June 1, 2011.  Pricing for an individual golfer is $600 and $2400 for a foursome.  Register early to reserve your spot!



All foursomes and individuals receive golf, fore caddies, lunch, dinner, cocktails, on-course beverages, player gift bag, valet parking with bag drop off and access to putting green, driving range and locker room facility. Many contest prizes including longest drive and closest to the pin will be apart of the tournament.

Registration information for Tennis will be posted here shortly.  Check back often for additional information. Teams will have the opportunity to compete in two round robin tournaments throughout the day. The tennis event is in cooperation with The MidTown Athletic Club!

If you are interested in registration, being a media/sports celebrity guest, sponsorship or volunteering please contact us at info@specialkidsnetwork.org.