• Chicago Soccer Team Walks the Runway for Charity

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    1. Newest Chicago Fire player Bastian Schweinsteiger walking the runway. 

  • Chicago Soccer Team Walks the Runway for Charity

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    2. The entertainment included a DJ spinning hits before the runway show and after, as guests mingled after it wrapped. 

  • Chicago Soccer Team Walks the Runway for Charity

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    3. Emcee Cheryl Scott in front of ROOF on theWit’s floor-to-ceiling windows offering a view of downtown. 

  • Chicago Soccer Team Walks the Runway for Charity

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    4. Some of the guests enjoying cocktails before the event begins. 

Goal! The Fifth Annual Soccer & Style Fashion Show was a complete success when it was held on May 3, raising $20,000 to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation, the soccer club’s charitable organization that’s committed to enhancing the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout the Chicagoland area. The event was held at ROOF on theWit and emceed by ABC 7’s meteorologist Cheryl Scott; it featured several players from the Chicago Fire (including new all-star signee Bastian Schweinsteiger) modeling the latest fashions from Banana Republic as fans and bloggers looked on. Here are some sights from the night.

Dawn Young first joined Choose Chicago in June 2005 as director of association sales, and in May this year, was promoted to vice president of hotel sales. It’s a perfect example of rising up the ranks for someone who’s so passionate about moving tourism forward. Though her experience in the industry runs deep, she’s got her work cut out for her to keep the numbers growing: Chicago set a tourism record in 2017 with more than 55 million visitors. A major reason for that? “Chicago just rocks accessibility,” says Young.

 

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