The echoes of laughter, the rhythm of music, and the camaraderie of the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) community were at their peak during the recent “Summer Bash” held on Wednesday, August 9th. The end-of-summer extravaganza drew over 300 people and concluded successfully, leaving attendees with special memories and excitement for the upcoming fall season.
The “Summer Bash” event organized by NSSRA was an exceptional celebration that united participants, families, and friends for an unforgettable evening of entertainment. Held at the Park Center in Glenview, IL, the event featured an enchanting atmosphere of laughter and camaraderie.
Guests enjoyed dinner, games, and the musical talents of “The Boy Band Night,” who had participants dancing the night away. The volunteer involvement of a handful of Northwestern University Basketball Players added an exciting touch to the festivities. “Seeing the smiles and laughter of our participants coming together in celebration was heartwarming,” said Erin White, Recreation Manager at NSSRA. “The Summer Bash encapsulated what NSSRA stands for—building connections, fostering friendships, and creating inclusive experiences.”
The Summer Bash would not have been possible without the generous support of its sponsors, whose contributions elevated the event to new heights. NSSRA extends its appreciation to the following sponsors:
- Leahy Family Foundation: For providing live music and entertainment that set the stage for a joyous celebration.
- Wintrust Community Banks: As the dinner sponsor, they ensured that guests enjoyed a delightful meal experience.
- Liza McElroy: The tent sponsor, who helped create an enjoyable atmosphere for attendees to gather and enjoy.
- Cooper Walker / Binstein: The dessert sponsor, adding a sweet note to the evening’s festivities.
- Slotnick Family: For their combined role as décor and dessert sponsors, adding an extra touch.
- Wendy & Michael Rosen: Another duo of décor and dessert sponsors who contributed to the event’s aesthetics.
- Nolan & Freund Dental Professionals: The décor sponsor, enhancing the visual appeal of the event.
NSSRA looks forward to continuing its mission of fostering inclusive experiences and creating lasting memories for its participants, families, and friends.
For more information about NSSRA and its upcoming events, visit nssra.org or 847-509-9400.