Thank You Thursday!

    On Thursday May 12th, One for the Kids held its 2nd Annual Honors Ceremony Reception for our partner charities and long-time supporters. The cocktail hour was held at Ditka’s Restaurant in Oak Brook where we munched on great appetizers, mingled with our guests and of course, had a great time celebrating this great… Read more »

Breaking Records one Plunge at a Time

  Sunny skies pair perfectly with 36-degree Lake Michigan temperatures. On Sunday, March 6th, Special Olympics Chicago held their 16th Annual Polar Plunge Event. A few of our board members put on their big boy pants and plunged without a problem. An astounding $1.5 million dollars was raised at this years plunge! This is such a great way for participants to put… Read more »

A Sweet Saturday Night


On Saturday, February 13th, we hosted our 8th Annual Cocktail Event: The Curve Ball benefiting the Kud family. What happens when you have a live Kiss Cam, a bagpiper and a Ballpark peanut vendor all in one room? A whole lot of Curve Ball lovin’. It was Valentines Day Weekend and our guests came ready… Read more »

Meet Kayla Kud

Help Kayla

Our 8th Annual Cocktail Event: The Curve Ball will be held on February 13, 2016. We were lucky enough to have this year’s host family attend our monthly board meeting at Harry Caray’s in Lombard. Kayla Kud was born on March 28, 2012 and welcomed into the family by her parents, John and Melissa and two big… Read more »

September Spotlight: Advocate Children’s Heart Institute

Over the last 23 years, we have raised more than 1 million dollars for our 3 partner charities and families in need. We wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this without the help of our donors and sponsors. This month we are shining a strong spotlight on all of the amazing things happening at Advocate Children’s… Read more »

Always a Par-Tee in August

On August 14th, the sky was sunny, the beer coolers ready, the smell of hot dogs filled the air and the sounds of the Bears Fight Song echoed from the microphone. Ah yes, the One for the Kids 23rd Annual Golf Outing was in full swing. Every sip, smile and signed check helped us raise… Read more »


Last year, our partner charity received some fantastic news. To honor the millions of dedicated and inspirational athletes, the Chicago City Council and the State of Illinois named July “Special Olympics Chicago Month.” Hip-hip hooray! Throughout the month of July there were a number of events happening throughout the city to celebrate. We couldn’t think… Read more »

Patriot Bike Challenge: Complete.

The rain didn’t stop us from having a great time participating in the 4th Annual Patriot Assault Bike Challenge. On Saturday May 30th, the town of Elmhurst was swarmed with bikers dressed in bright lime green t-shirts completely covered in mud. We fit right in. What motivated everyone to make it to the finish line? Beer… Read more »

Thank you Thursday

On Thursday May 14th, One for the Kids held its first annual Honors Ceremony Reception for our host family, the Janowiak Boys and our partner charities. The cocktail hour was held at Ditka’s Restaurant in Oak Brook where we munched on great appetizers, mingled with our guests and of course, had a great time celebrating this… Read more »

High Fives All Around

The numbers are in and (drum roll please) we have surpassed our fundraising goal and have raised more than $150,000 at this year’s Curve Ball Event! Read More to see exactly where this money will be going. Although One for the Kids has been around for over 20 years, we started our Cocktail Event just… Read more »