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A fundraiser for Courage Connection and Cunningham Children’s Home is happening July 22nd

On July 22nd, local jeweler Christopher & Co. is hosting a fundraiser for Courage Connection and Cunningham Children’s Home. The event, Taking the Diamond for Women and Children, will take place in the Bling Pig Brewery beer garden (aka “the Piglet”) during the 3:05 p.m. Cubs/Cardinals game. Josh Laskowski from Stevie Jay Broadcasting will emcee, and there will be games, a trivia contest, a raffle, and even a Harry Carey look-a-like contest (with a $100 prize).

According to communication director Carol Timms, “We will have two fishbowls for donations. Cubs fans can donate in the Cubs bowl and Cards fans in the  Cards bowl. At the 7th inning stretch, we will announce what team has raised the most money and those fans will receive an extra raffle ticket.”

Prizes include but aren’t limited to:

Cubs Blue Lapis Necklace and Cardinals Ruby Necklace from Christopher & Co.
Samsung Gear Fit 2 GPS Sports Band from Educational Dividends
Books and  Gift Certificates from Jane Addams
Cardinals Tickets from Stevie Jay Broadcasting
$100 Gift Card from BodyWorks
$100 Rodan and Fields Gift Basket
5 $100 Gift Cards from This Is It Furniture
3 $5 Gift Certificates from TCBY and Hammerhead Coffee           
5 $20 Gift Certificates from Zorbas
$200 Gift Certificate from Pace Pro Carpet Cleaning and Restoration 
Free individual annual income tax preparation from Stephens and Stull
Photography from Strauss Photography

And it’s an opportunity to try out Smoked, the new food truck on the scene in C-U. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon! For more info, check out the Christopher & Co Facebook page.

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