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Events

University of Illinois Football Concessions
Saturday, Aug. 30 - Saturday, Nov. 22
Various Times
Memorial Stadium

Did you know you can support Crisis Nursery while attending Illini football games at Memorial Stadium? For all home football games, Crisis Nursery partners with the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity to staff a concession stand and a portion of all sales benefits the Nursery. Our stand is located on the west side of the stadium, inside Gate 24 on the main concourse – just look for the friendly faces and Crisis Nursery signs. With seven home games this season, you’ll have plenty of opportunities; check out the Illini football schedule here.

Car-X Crazy K
Saturday, Sept. 13
9am
Champaign County Fairgrounds

2014 is the fourth year of the Car-X Crazy K. Participants will race over, around, under, and through 5 kilometers of varying obstacles and challenges at the Champaign County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 13th. After completing the course, participants are welcome to hang out and join an after party that is sure to make racers forget any troubles they had on the course that day. Live music will be featured and plenty of hot food and cold beverages will be available all day and night. Click here to register. Be sure to select Crisis Nursery as your charity of choice. And if you can’t race but want to show your support be sure to purchase a Car-X Crazy K wristband for just $5 here at Crisis Nursery. 

Women's Fitness 5K
Saturday, Sept. 27 
9am 
Crystal Lake Park

Join us for the 29th anniversary of the Women’s Fitness 5K run, walk and kids’ 100-year dash on September 27th at Crystal Lake Park! All race proceeds are donated to Crisis Nursery and Courage Connection. Participants are asked to bring an item to donate from the organizations’ wish lists as well. Visit Second Wind Running Club’s website for more information and to register. 

Third Party Fundraiser Guidelines

A third-party fundraising event is any activity by a non-affiliated group or individual where Crisis Nursery has no fiduciary responsibility and little or no staff involvement. A third party fundraiser is an outside group or individual that wishes to hold a promotion, event, or sale to benefit Crisis Nursery. 
Third party fundraisers are a great way to collect money and goods to donate to the Nursery. We are grateful for dollars raised through events – they helped us raise more than $58,000 in fiscal year 2010! Crisis Nursery encourages third party fundraisers (i.e. golf outings, marathons, sales and donations benefitting the Nursery, etc).

If you have an idea or plan for an event that will benefit Crisis Nursery, contact Special Events Coordinator Heather Wienke to discuss your idea. We ask that all events are approved by Crisis Nursery in advance. This is an important safeguard to preserving the integrity of the Crisis Nursery name and our commitment to raise the necessary funds to fulfill our mission in a cost-effective and efficient manner.  Together, we will discuss your plan and provide guidance for success. Please review our Third Party Fundraiser Guidelines and Agreement. This document will need to be signed in order to move forward with your event 

Because of the volume of these requests, we cannot personally participate in each event that is proposed but will provide materials for your event about Crisis Nursery and the services we provide. As a reminder - please do not move forward with your plans until you have discussed your idea for a third party fundraiser with Special Events Coordinator. Thank you for your support of Crisis Nursery.

If you are interested in organizing an event that supports Crisis Nursery, please contact Heather Wienke at 217-337-2731 or heather@crisisnursery.net. Thank you for your interest and support!