2020 Curve Ball Recap

One may not think you could watch live turtle races, get wine from a bicycle and mine for one carat diamonds, but that’s just another night at the Curve Ball. On Saturday February 29th, over 350 guests gathered at the Hyatt to raise money for the Cerney family and our partner charities. It was successful in so… Read more »

27th Annual Golf Outing

What do lederhosen’s, the Sybaris and a guy on stilts all have in common? Well for starters they were all in attendance at our Golf Outing. On Friday, August 16th the sun was shining, the coolers were filled to the top with beer and our new and veteran golfers were making quite an entrance. The… Read more »

2019 Celebration Reception

We feel so fortunate to have had another great Curve Ball & Golf Outing over the 2018-2019 season that resulted in over $140,000 raised! In order to honor our recipients and supporters, we held our 5th annual charity reception at Ditkas in Oak Brook a few weeks ago. As many of you know, we have two partner… Read more »

26th Annual Golf Outing

On Friday, August 17th the sun was shining (for most of the day), the coolers were filled to the top with beer and our new and veteran golfers were making quite an entrance. Our 26th Annual Golf Outing was in full swing.  Co-chairman, Bob Lanigan began the morning by introducing our partner charities. “26 years… Read more »

Curve Ball Celebration Reception

On Thursday May 10th, we held our 4th annual charity reception at Tuscany in Oak Brook. This event wraps up our 25th year and allows us to recognize the hard work of board members, contributing donors and most importantly, we get to present our family and charity partners their checks. This year we raised over $105,000 and we… Read more »

Golf Outing Par-Tee

  On Friday August 19th we held our 24th Annual Golf Outing and in classic One for the Kids fashion, it was a great time for a great cause. There were themed holes, trombones, Blackhawks goals and a full stocked bar that took us back to the days of Cheers. Norm would be proud. The day… Read more »

Supporter Spotlight: Delilah Pearson

What does the average 4 year old girl ask for on her birthday? Toys? Dolls to dress up? Well a sweet little girl named Delilah Pearson asked for some thing much more meaningful. Ryan and Liz Pearson recently sent us an extremely touching story about their daughter who, when asked what she wanted for her birthday, she said to help kids who need help. Anyone can make a difference… Read more »

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 »


Black Friday. Cyber Monday. And what we consider to be the most important, Giving Tuesday. December 1st was all about giving to those in need. According to givingtuesday.org, there were 1.3 million mentions of the movement and a total of $116.7 million were raised. Thank you to everyone who donated to our organization on Giving… Read more »