The 2018 Justin Wynn Fund SoccerFest

On a hot and humid September day, 115 soccer players from 1st through 8th grade came together to play in the annual Justin Wynn SoccerFest at ETHS Lazier Field.  The day was a true celebration of community and soccer as players affiliated with area organizations like AYSO, JaHbat, Team Evanston, Chicago Fire Juniors North Shore,…

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The 2018 Justin Wynn Awards Brunch

Congratulations to the 2018 Justin Wynn Award recipients!  These 24 fourth grade students from across District 65 were honored at the annual brunch held at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston.  Close to 300 people attended the ceremony, including Mayor Hagerty, Dr. Witherspoon, and Dr. Goren. Pictured with the 2018 Justin Wynn Award recipients from left to right…

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The 2018 Red Tie Soirée

The Justin Wynn Fund Red Tie Soirée was a huge success!  Thank you to the almost 200 attendees who helped us raise over $41,000.  This money will be used to support our community service based youth leadership program.

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JWLA Holds 10th annual November Food Drive

More than 60 youth (grades 5-12) from the Justin Wynn Fund leadership program gathered in Kingsley School’s gym to sort and bag food that they had collected from their neighbors as part of the organization’s 10th annual November Food Drive.  Some of the students and their families then delivered over 200 bags of groceries to…

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A successful relaunch of SoccerFest!

140 players from all the Evanston soccer organizations participated in SoccerFest, held on September 3rd at ETHS. Thank you to all the volunteers, community members and in-kind donors who helped make SoccerFest a big success!

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The 2017 JWLA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Congratulations to the 200 players who participated in the JWLA 3-on-3 Tournament. It was an exciting tournament! The first place winners in the 3rd/4th grade tournament were Kaloyan Mirtchev (Lincolnwood), Will Macdonald, Conlon Kane and Gunnar Worth (all from St. Athanasius). The second place winners were Malachi Gonzalez (Oakton), Nathaniel Commons (Oakton), Amare Leflore (Walt…

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The 2017 Red Tie Soirée

The Justin Wynn Fund held its 2nd Annual Red Tie Soirée on Saturday, February 11 at the Evanston Art Center. Close to 200 people enjoyed food and drink from local establishments, along with music and great raffle prizes. Additionally, Willie Miller, Jr. was awarded the 2017 Buddy Portugal Award, given annually to an adult that…

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