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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.

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 three community organizations:  Hemenway United Methodist Church Pantry in Evanston, Gates Manor in Wilmette, and A Just Harvest in Chicago.

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!

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 Disney Magnet), Tony Horton (Rogers).

Taking first place in the 5th/6th grade tournament were Daniel Goes, Gus Berne, Will Collins, and Jameson Kane (all from St. Athanasius). The second place winners were Eyan Simms, Jacob Hall, Devin Fox (all from Chute), and Riche McCourty (King Arts).

Read about the tournament in the Evanston RoundTable.

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 has made significant contributions to the youth of Evanston.

Check out the photos from the Red Tie Soirée in the Evanston Review Trend section and in Evanston Magazine.

Read about the Red Tie Soirée in the Evanston RoundTable.

Thank you to our Red Tie Soirée sponsors, partners, and in kind donors.

Photo courtesy of Lynn Trautmann/LTPhoto

The 2016 JWLA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Forty five teams competed in the 12th annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 5. A portion of the proceeds from the tournament will go to Evanston Scholars, a non profit organization that improves college access for a diverse group of Evanston students.

Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd place teams!