• Event Snapshot: Young Leadership Committee Oscar Red Carpet Party

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Young Leadership Committee Oscar Red Carpet Party

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Young Leadership Committee Oscar Red Carpet Party

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Young Leadership Committee Oscar Red Carpet Party

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Young Leadership Committee Oscar Red Carpet Party

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Young Leadership Committee Oscar Red Carpet Party

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Young Leadership Committee Oscar Red Carpet Party

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Young Leadership Committee Oscar Red Carpet Party

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Young Leadership Committee Oscar Red Carpet Party

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     

This year’s Academy Awards telecast on February 22 was a night filled with stars and fashion but also poignant speeches about equality and the importance of awareness for health issues like ALS Lou Gehrig’s Disease and Alzheimer’s. It was a message echoed by the mission of the annual Oscar Red Carpet Party hosted by the Illinois Young Leadership Committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

The event took place at Chicago’s Municipal Bar + Dining Company and was hosted by healthy living expert and media personality Ashley Pettit. While guests waited to hear all the big winners, they enjoyed dinner “by the bite,” movie- themed cocktails and participated in a silent auction to benefit JDRF, which in total netted more than $16,000 from the star-studded night.

Held at the United Center Sept. 21-23, 2018, the Laver Cup—a men’s tennis tournament pitting six top European players against six of their counterparts—marked the first time this major event has been held in the United States. Total event attendance was more than 93,000 people, with fans from around the world traveling to Chicago for an unforgettable experience with the game’s best players. “The Laver Cup was a huge win for Chicago,” says Kara Bachman, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission.

 

Sports tourism in Illinois is much more than just a seat in the stadium.

 

Planners are putting wellness at the center of events.