Kids and ETHS ‘Kits to be will be the beneficiaries of Pizzafest, Tuesday,Oct. 8, at Giordano’s. The Kiwanis Foundation and the ETHS Summer Sports Camp are joining together for an all-you-can-eat pizza benefit.
“Each year Kiwanis awards over $10,000 in grants to organizations serving children or with dedicated children’s programs, here in Evanston,” says Jim Wolinski, president of the organization. Wolinski added, “ One of our members, Chris Livatino, Director of Athletics at ETHS, was looking for a way to fund scholarships for Summer Sports Camp at the high school. We already work with the high school on custom made mouth guards, funding scholarships for the Evanston School of Wrestling and partnering on the Earth Day project, so this seemed like a natural progression of our relationship.”
Ticket costs are $15 per adults and $6 for children, if purchased in advance with a $2 surcharge for tickets purchased that evening. Giordano’s is located at 1527 Chicago Ave.
Interested parties can purchase tickets from members of the Kiwanis club or by contacting Jim Wolinski, 847-424-9518 or JamesWolinski@comcast.net or by calling the ETHS Athletics Office, 847-424-7370 or emailing email@example.com
In 2013 the following organizations received grants from the Kiwanis Foundation,
American Cancer Society, Relay for Life
Dewey School PTA Bookery
Evanston Girls & Boys Basketball
Evanston History Center
Evanston School of Wrestling
Evanston Symphony Orchestra, music program for Headstart
Evanston Youth Baseball
Shore Community Services
Salvation Army Kettle Drive