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November 2019

Frozen 2 Opening Night!

November 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Bloomington Galaxy Cinema, 1111 Wylie Dr
Bloomington, IN IL 61705 United States
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$20

Cost: $20 includes 1 ticket, 46oz popcorn, 20 oz soda All proceeds will be donated to Child Protection Network! **Pick up tickets at the Gingerbread House 11/5

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February 2020

Blue Kids Gala 2020

February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marriott Hotel, Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Broadway Ave
Normal, IL 61761 United States
$25 – $750

YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED....WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE A NEW AUCTIONEER FOR THE GALA. DAVIN SMITH AND HIS TEAM WILL BE JOINING US FOR THE EVENT!!Please join us for a night of celebration, collaboration, & contribution.

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October 2020

Over The Edge 2020

October 3, 2020
Marriott Hotel, Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Broadway Ave
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Something BIG is happening right here in Bloomington-Normal! On October 3, 2020, up to 92 community members will be rappelling down the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center to support kids in our community served by the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal and the Child Protection Network. These organizations are hosting this joint fundraiser for its second year, and raised over $50,000 last year with 59 brave souls challenged to raise a minimum of $1,000 for their chance to rappel. As many non-profit fundraising events have been cancelled so far in 2020, this year’s event will be critical for program funding.
This year we are celebrating our EVERYDAY HEROES who make a life changing impact on our area kids. Over The Edge is a thrilling fundraising event that allows individuals, teams, groups, or companies to raise money for local youth and in turn, will have the opportunity to rappel off of the roof of the eleven-story Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. All money raised will benefit both nonprofits, helping to make their missions possible. This year, more than ever, our area youth need your support. Everyday heroes in our community are working hard to provide healthy, safe homes and environments for our most vulnerable children.

The Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal is a youth empowerment organization that provides both summer and after-school programming and activities to those who need us most. The programs are rooted in our pillars of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character and Citizenship to serve the emotional, cultural, and social needs of youth ages 5-18. The Club plays a vital role in the lives of our children by providing a safe environment where they can learn, play, and grow. Their mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Child Protection Network supports the Children’s Advocacy Centers in Mclean, Livingston, and Dewitt Counties in their endeavor to investigate crimes against children and provide support to innocent family members and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program that recruits and trains community volunteers to be a voice for children placed in the foster care system. They have recently expanded their support to other youth serving organizations that include the Boys & Girls Club, Children’s Home + Aid and ABC Counseling.The Child Protection Network (CPN) is an organization whose mission is to provide financial resources that support the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
As the recent pandemic required many indoor events to be abandoned, this outdoor event has the unique opportunity to continue as scheduled. The community has responded with supporting sponsors such as Rope Sponsors, Fox & Hounds Day Spa and Gerry Walheim at Coldwell Banker, Landing Zone Sponsors, Busey Bank & First Site, Ltd., and Helmet Sponsor Jimmy John’s Gourmet Subs. Sponsorships are still available at https://www.bgcbn.org/events/event/over-the-edge/
Some of this year’s #EverydayHeroes will be highlighted as VIPs among the rappellers. These VIPs include: Angie Hart- CASA volunteer, Chandler Brooks- OSF Nurse, Geoff Grosse-Bloomington Fireman, Jessie Nicoson-Media Specialist Dist. 87, Lynn Shook- Stevenson Elementary School Principal Dist. 87, Robert Bosquez- Building Engineer at Benjamin Elementary Unit 5, Roxanne Hartrich- ReMax Choice & owner of Kara & Kaylees Kloset, Tanya Blumenshine- Kindergarten Teacher at Sheridan Elementary Dist. 87, Tom Wagner- Towanda Mayor & Fireman. Additional VIPs are currently being selected. To nominate a VIP, please contact either organization.
As of July 27th, seven teams and twenty-six participants have commitment to supporting these valiant efforts. Free activities for the whole family will be available on the ground as the community gathers to watch friends and loved ones be #FearlessForKids and go #OverTheEdge on October 3rd. Event activity sponsors will host various opportunities for play including obstacle courses sponsored by Iron Coyote Challenge Park, kids activities sponsored by The Gingerbread House, music, food and beverages, and more. MazPix Photography and Justin Miller Photography will be on site to capture all the memories, and Raptor PPE will be sponsoring face masks, temperature stations and sanitation to keep everyone on site safe and having fun during these unprecedented times.
If you are FEARLESS FOR KIDS and ready to go OVER THE EDGE, this event is for you! Join our EVERYDAY HEROES for this once in a lifetime opportunity. A one-time experience for you = a lifetime for our kids.
To register and start fundraising, participants can visit the online peer-to-peer fundraising website at www.overtheedgebn.org

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December 2020

Day of Giving

December 1, 2020

For McLean County CASA Change A Child's Story  with WCIA Channel 3 News and Cumulus Radio   Join us on December 1st as we partner with WCIA Channel 3 News station for the annual Day of Giving. This year WCIA has designated local Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs as their charity of choice. By making a donation, you will help CASA volunteers with their endeavors to provide advocacy for children who have been abused or neglected. Help make a child’s…

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March 2021

CASAnova Competition for the Crown

March 1 @ 8:00 am - April 24 @ 5:00 pm

Help support the Child Protection Network by voting for your favorite local "CASAnovas." Our CASAnovas are competing for the coveted “King/Queen of CASA” crown.  These influential will work to solicit votes from the community.  The CASAnova who receives the most votes will be crowned "King/Queen of the CASA." The online competition starts March 1st with the winner announced at our annual event on Saturday, April 24th. Learn more at https://mcleancpn.org/casanova-competition-2021

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April 2021

Cocktail Umbrellas for a Cause

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Throughout the month of April, join Child Protection Network (CPN) and many of our local food and beverage partners for "Cocktail Umbrellas for a Cause."  This fundraising event brings awareness to child abuse prevention and helps CPN raise funds to help local agencies that support the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. HOW IT WORKS: Purchase a blue cocktail umbrella from one of the participating businesses from April 1 - April 30 for…

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DUEL Annual Fundraising Event

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, 10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704 United States

Join us for this fun-filled event in support of the Child Protection Network. WHAT: A night of food, fun, and fundraising! Fun Pianos - dueling pianos Food and wine from Mystic Kitchen and beer from Keg Grove Auctions and raffle items including the Keys to the Cellar, Keys to the Closet and Keys to the Car WHERE: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton (10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL) *Virtual attendance also available WHEN: Saturday, April 24th from 5 pm to 9 pm…

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June 2021

Over the Edge

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marriott Hotel, Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Broadway Ave
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Sign up, raise $1,000+ and rappel Over The Edge of the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Illinois, to raise funds for the Child Protection Network and Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal. Our organizations have come together to make a powerful difference in the lives of kids in our community. #FearlessForKids #WeAreInThisTogether #EveryDayHeroes Learn more by visiting http://overtheedgebn.org/ For questions about registration or additional event info, please contact Samantha Stevenson samantha@mcleancpn.org or Kimberly Wright kwright@bgcbn.org.

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Tour deWitt

June 26 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am

𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟐𝟔𝐭𝐡. - 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤. EVENT DETAILS: • 22, 40, or 62-mile bike ride around DeWitt County • Registration 6:00 am - 9:00 am on the day of the event (June 26th) - there is NO early registration this year • Registration forms will be available on the website early next week in the hope of streamlining the process. • Follow the Tour deWitt Facebook page for important ride…

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July 2021

CPN Guest Bartender Fundraiser at Lil Beaver Brewery

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lil Beaver Brewery, 5 Finance Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704 United States
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Have a local brew and support local children in need! CPN Board Members will be guest bartending at Lil Beaver Brewery on Thursday, July 1st from 5 pm to 7 pm. All tips from the evening will be donated to Child Protection Network to help provide financial resources to local agencies that support the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Learn more and RSVP to the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/247086647218955

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