Little City's Young Professionals Group (YPG) Partners with Leading Chicago Restaurants for People with Disabilities

Mar 02, 2011, 19:55 ET from Little City

The Young Professionals Group of Little City Foundation will host its annual 'Food Frenzy' in support of hundreds of children and adults with autism and other disabilities

CHICAGO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a goal of networking and raising awareness and funds for children and adults served by Little City, hundreds of young professionals will gather at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Loft on Lake located at 1366 W. Lake St. in Chicago.


"We're pleased that we have such a dedicated group of 'tomorrow's leaders' advocating for such a worthy cause," commented Little City Foundation Volunteer Manager and YPG Liaison Kathryn Nelson.  "Networking for a good cause is beneficial for not just our large community of young professionals but for those we advocate for as well—hundreds of our most vulnerable citizens."

The Little City Food Frenzy will feature exclusive delicacies from Chicago's hottest restaurants including:

Belgian Ale Tasting by Goose Island Beer Company serves as the Beer Sponsor and Wine Sponsors include: Terlato Wine Group, Connoisseur Wines and Candoni Wines.  Entertainment will be provided by "Who Knew" returning for a second year.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for coveted prizes, participate in the hit "Mystery Wine Game" and network with other Chicago young professionals.

In addition to valuable networking opportunities, registration includes unlimited food and drink; tickets are still available for $75 dollars ($35 dollars of which is tax deductible) at:

Little City thanks the following event sponsors: The Lefkofsky Family Foundation, The Gordon H. & Karen M. Millner Family Foundation, Richard Berger, Alyse Hockfield & Timur Eligulashvili, David & Pamela Hirschfield, Aaron & Dana Rice, Rachael Rose & Dennis Rohn, Paul Shessler, le Fixe, and Periodontal and Implant Associates of Greater Washington.

For information on how to join the Young Professionals Group of Little City Foundation, contact Kathryn Nelson, manager of volunteer services at 847-221-7804 or  or visit

To register for the event, visit

To support individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, visit

For complete information, visit or contact Lisa Hoffmann at or 847-221-7825.

About Little City Foundation

For more than 50 years, Little City Foundation has developed innovative and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.  With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for Illinois' most vulnerable citizens, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and wellness.  Little City's ChildBridge services include in-home personal and family supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services and special needs foster care and adoption.  Little City's LifePath Adult Services offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based services, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more. The organization has a 56-acre campus in Palatine and offices in Chicago.  Visit

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