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Q4 Holiday Charity Event

December 05, 2019
3:00 PM CST - 7:30 PM CST
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American Airlines Conference Center at Wrigley
1101 W Waveland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613


To be added to the waitlist, please contact [email protected].


Our Q4 Bidding Platform is now LIVE!

Help us support the Wood Family Foundation by visiting the link below to bid on your favorite items. We will be adding a few more auction items in the next couple days so keep an eye out for more amazing items while you complete your holiday shopping!

 Please share with your family, friends, and coworkers. Thank you to ALL our generous donors and sponsors for your support!



Getting to the event on December 5th:

Book parking at rates up to 50% off with SpotHero! Download the free mobile app and check out these spots steps away from Wrigley Field. Even better, use promo code CBTA2019 for 10% off your spot.  

Please note the parking expense will not be covered by CBTA. The event location is in walking distance from the Addison/Sheffield red line train stop if needed.


Upon arrival, please go to 1101 W Waveland to enter through the Cub’s Front Office Lobby. All guests will need a photo ID to enter the building.


We welcome you to join our Q4 Meeting which is combined with our Networking Reception and Holiday Fundraiser that benefits children right here in our own community of Chicago. Net proceeds from our meeting will benefit the Wood Family Foundation (chosen by CBTA members in 2017), which facilitates relationships between at risk youth and mentors that can help, support, and empower them in the Chicagoland area.


We are pleased to announce the Director of Development of the Wood Family Foundation, Brynne Mancuso Krein, will be attending our Q4 fundraising event on December 5th. Brynne will be sharing information about their Pitch In program, and how we personally can be involved with the positive impact of the future of the children in our Chicago community.


We will be selling official MLB baseballs autographed by Kerry Wood as well as autographed pictures of Kerry Wood. The net proceeds will be donated to help the children of the Wood Family Foundation. We hope to see everyone there to support this amazing cause.  Please find the link below to access our donation form. This is not only a great way to highlight your company at our event and bidding platform, but to help raise as much money as we can for the children in Chicago. Please note all donations must be received by November 18th, 2019.


Click here to download our donation form.


Meeting Agenda:

3:00pm-  Registration & Networking
3:30pm - Business Meeting Choose Chicago; David Whitaker, President and CEO 
5:00pm-  Networking Cocktail Reception and Raffle/Silent Auction begins
6:45pm-  Raffle Closes
7:00pm-  Silent Auction Closes
7:30pm-  Evening adjourns


Our Keynote speaker David Whitaker, President and CEO of Choose Chicago will give an update on Chicago Meetings and Tourism.  He will share where we have come and where we are going in the future. 

Appointed in June of 2016, David Whitaker is the President and CEO of Choose Chicago, Chicago’s Convention & Visitor Bureau. Chicago’s tourism and convention performance continue to grow, including a record 33.6 million overnight visitors in 2018. These visitors helped support over 152,000 tourism-related jobs and helped generate $156 million in State hotel tax revenue and $141 million in Chicago hotel tax revenue.

In addition to overall Marketing, Public Relations, Digital Media and Global Trade Development programs launched domestically and in key international markets to support Chicago’s Visitor Industry, Choose Chicago also has a mandate to target, negotiate and confirm 55 new major convention bookings each year representing 2.6 million room-nights in future business for partner hotels and McCormick Place.

Choose Chicago is Chicago’s Destination Marketing Organization and currently serves and partners with over 1,500 association members representing leading attractions, museums, restaurants, shopping and entertainment districts, meetings and trade show vendors and venues and a direct membership client roster of over 150 hotels.


About the Wood Family Foundation:

Established in 2011 by Chicago Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, the Wood Family Foundation (WFF) works to improve the lives of children in Chicago. The WFF acts as an advocate for children in the Chicago community, inspiring others to join them in their mission.


All of their programs and activities are based on the belief that a child’s potential should never be underestimated and that building long-standing relationships with children and their families are the best way to nurture that potential. That’s why the Wood Family Foundation prides itself on providing support, not just on a one-time basis, but through long-term relationships with kids and their communities, ensuring the consistency and emotional structure they need to succeed.


Despite the curveballs that may come their way, everyone should be given a chance in life regardless of resources or geography. The Wood Family Foundation facilitates relationships that provide support and opportunities to empower youth and their families to succeed in life.




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$150.00 Guest Registration
$170.00 after 5:00 pm December 3
$130.00 Earlybird rate before November 11