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    Keller Williams Realty, TREC of IL to hold benefit for the Chez Family Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois

    For several years, our local Keller Williams Realty, has held a Cash Bash to Benefit  local charity organizations.  Year one was held at the Champaign VFW and raised over $10,000 for the Eastern Illinois Food Bank.  Year 2 we raised over $10,000 for Salt and Light and in year 3 we raised over $10,00 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

    During our 4th year of planning we were approached by the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois.  They had an idea to build the first of it’s kind comprehensive center for wounded veterans that wanted to go back to college and start or complete higher levels of education.  A challenge was proposed to us to raise over $100,000. At first we didn’t think such a task was possible, however, we accepted this challenge and began the planning of the first Cash Bash Gala for the Chez Family Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.

    http://woundedvetcenter.ahs.illinois.edu/

    Why did the University of Illinois and College of Applied Health Sciences want to partner with Keller Williams?
    1. Our history of the cash bash
    2. Raise awareness locally of the center
    3. Help in the fundraising efforts to build the center( WE MADE THAT GOAL!)
    4. To support the ongoing expense of the centers operating costs
    5. To collaborate and support our Veterans that have sacrificed and  served this great country!
    This year we have set a goal to raise over $175,000!!!
    This year we are honored to be able to introduce Chris Barr, 0311 Rifleman at the Marine Corp Recrueting, as our keynote speaker. Chris has completed his last tour as a Marine and has returned to his home town of Champaign with plans to relocate with his fiancé and start college in the Chicago area this fall. Many people in Champaign County recognize this name because of his Father, David Barr, who is a long time Real Estate icon in Champaign.  Chris is sure to inspire and is 100% fired up about the Chez center and all that it stands for.
    What can you do to help this Event?
    1. Buy a ticket: each ticket is entry for a couple. Tickets are $200 dollars and include entry into the cash bash drawing, dinner and drinks.
    2. Donate Live and Silent auction items. ie, College and Professional sport events, restaurant gift certificates, special event tickets, etc.
    3. Purchase a table for 10 at $2500.  Reserved table receive a special gift and front row seating for our key note speaker and auction.
    4. Donate toward the Fund the Mission event that is held during the evening.

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