30 Oct

First Annual Chicago Diabetes Project Poker & Casino Night

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Special Kids Network hosted their First Annual Poker & Casino night to benefit the Chicago Diabetes Project. The event was held at Fields Infinity in Glencoe, IL.

In 2004, the Washington Square Health Foundation developed the idea of having researchers from around the world come together to form the Chicago Diabetes Project, a group of highly qualified scientists and their teams who committed themselves to achieving a functional cure for diabetes as soon as possible.

Dr. José Oberholzer, the coordinator and director of cell transplantation at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, is the director of the Chicago Diabetes Project. Dr. Oberholzer and the other Chicago Diabetes Project leaders strongly believe that the scientific community has all the necessary ingredients to make cell-based therapy an option for the majority of diabetic patients.

Special thanks go to Jordan & Shanna Batt who were instrumental in making this event such a huge success.

Winners of the 1st Annual Chicago Diabetes Project Tournament in partnership with the Special Kids Network are as follows:

1st- Ryan Daube ($10,000 WSOP Seat Winner)
2nd- Mike Tatge
3rd- Saul Shaoul
4th- Corey Andrews
5th- Jeff Neely
6th- Dave LeCavalier
7th- Chris Dow
8th- Arland Shellist
9th- Dianna Zehren

30 Oct

Thinking Differently – David Flink

Through the support of Special Kids Network, special recipient Eye to Eye is able to bring co-founder/CEO & author David Flink to speak at Northwestern University on Nov. 7th. Think Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities is invaluable and it empowers parents, teachers, students, and administrators. Join David as he shares his stories of growing up with a learning disability and ADHD and how he became a strong advocate in the LD/ADHD communityNorthwestern Family Weekend Flyer PDF - accessible

22 Oct

All in for a Cure! Poker & Casino Night

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Poker Tournament & Casino Night
benefiting the Chicago Diabetes Project

You are cordially invited to the first annual CDP Poker Tournament & Casino Night! Support the Chicago Diabetes Project in partnership with the Special Kids Network to continue to support research and trials to find a cure for Diabetes.

This special night will feature dinner, premium open bar, casino-style charitable gaming and a poker tournament. The grand prize winner of the poker tournament will win a $10k main event seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas! 

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Fields Infiniti Dealership
2100 Frontage Rd, Glencoe, IL
Valet Parking Available

$200 Buy-In
$100 Spectator/Casino

Tickets include Portillo’s dinner, premium open bar,
casino-style gaming, silent auction items and over $15,000 in prizes!

Doors Open at 7:00pm
Cards Dealt at 8:00pm

Click Here to Register

Over $25,000 in prizes & auction items to win!

$10,000 Main Event Seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas!

Blackhawk, Bears, Bulls, Cubs & White Sox Premium Tickets

3-Night Stay at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas

60” Flatscreen TV

1-month unlimited personal training at SHRED 415, Equinox, MVP Fitness & My Trainer

High-end jewelry inclduing a Michele Watch, Dana Rebecca Necklaces & a Raymond Weil Women’s Watch

Over $8,500 in gift cards to Chicago-land establishments


One week stay in luxury, beachfront condo in

Turks & Caicos Island!