NSSRA Anticipates Big Crowd for “Summer Bash” Celebration in August

NSSRA Executive Director Craig Culp and participant Jay Slotnick of Northbrook.

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Northbrook – July 25, 2018 – Anticipated all summer long, NSSRA’s end-of-summer bash is just a few weeks away. On Wednesday, August 15 nearly 400 participants, family members, supporters and staff will gather for NSSRA’s ninth annual Summer Bash, an evening of dinner, live music, and most importantly, dancing.

Founded in 1970, NSSRA serves approximately 1,600 area children, teens and adults with physical, developmental, emotional or other disabilities. The programs and services offered by NSSRA and its partner agencies enhance lives, foster friendships, build skills, and create the kinds of experiences that make for fuller, richer lives.

Held at Techny Prairie Park in Northbrook, the evening is free and a favorite of many participants and families. Featuring live music from Recycle the Day and a cookout-style dinner, the event serves as a relaxed, family-centered celebration before summer gives way to the bustle of fall activities and busy schedules.

Summer Bash is sponsored by NSSRA Foundation with the support of local businesses, families and community supporters, including Call One (Tent Sponsor), D&R Autoworks of Highland Park (Dinner Sponsor) By Your Side – Autism Therapy Services (Photography Sponsor) and Trane (Photography Sponsor). To become a sponsor or make a donation, visit www.nssrafoundation.org.

Event Information:
Summer Bash | Wednesday, August 15 • 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Techny Prairie Park, Northbrook • 1750 Techny Road

Registration is necessary for this event. For more information or with questions about Summer Bash, contact Recreation Manager Blair Hill at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or bhill@nssra.org.


NSSRA provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities who live in the partner communities. NSSRA is an extension of ten park districts, two cities and one village in the northern suburbs of Chicago. This partnership includes the Park Districts of Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka; the Cities of Highwood and Lake Forest; and the Village of Riverwoods. NSSRA has been creating an environment of belonging through play since 1970, and has the distinction as the first Special Recreation Association in the country. For more information about NSSRA and the programs and services they provide visit www.nssra.org.

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association Foundation (NSSRA Foundation) was established in 1997 to support the mission of NSSRA by raising and granting supplemental funding. NSSRA Foundation raises funds throughout the year with all proceeds benefiting the Association. The Foundation, in conjunction with NSSRA, hosts annual events for all donors, supporters and families. The Foundation also raises funds through solicitation of grants and their annual Holiday Appeal. Throughout the year, NSSRA Foundation receives generous support from many individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses and community organizations. For more information about NSSRA Foundation visit www.nssrafoundation.org.

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