Davis Previews 3rd Annual Friday Night Lights Dinner & Auction


The Area 4 District of Special Olympics Illinois has an exciting event coming up next Friday, Nov. 17th. Their 3rd Annual Friday Night Lights Dinner & Auction is back, and Area 4 Manager Jennifer Davis gave some details on what to expect at the football-themed event:

“We’re going to start with the tailgating appetizers. You’re welcome to order a drink from the VFW, and then we’ll do the steak dinner. We have Kaylie McLaughlin, who is a global messenger and athlete with the Warren County Falcons here in town – she’ll be doing a short presentation. We have a couple games, the silent auction, and then we’ll end the evening with the live auction,” Davis stated.

Tickets to the Friday Night Lights Dinner & Auction are $25. Among the items being auctioned off next Friday night are: gift certificates for many local businesses, one-day trips to locations such as St. Louis, Des Moines, Peoria, the Quad Cities, a family trip to Florida, and other exciting items.

There will also be a Chicago sports package up for auction. That package includes tickets for the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Illini. Again, tickets to the event are $25. Proceeds from the Dinner & Auction will go directly to funding Area 4’s sports programs.

“Our athletes participate in sports year round. Unfortunately, we have to raise money to cover the cost. That is why we’re doing Friday Night Lights,” Davis said.

Those with tickets purchased, plan on sporting your favorite team’s gear to the event. For more information, call 734-5903.

written by Jackson Kane

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