Past Events

2022 Spotlight Luncheon

At this year's Spotlight Luncheon we heard from McLean County CASA volunteers sharing their experiences and what it means to help local children in need.

Thank you to everyone who attended; we appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule to support CPN and learn more about what we do.


We had such a great time at Over the Edge 2022! We had 48 fundraisers and 7 teams raising nearly $38,000 for the Child Protection Network and Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal!

We had great sponsors this year!
Fearless Sponsors: Brandt, Bridgestone
Rope/Landing Zone Sponsor: Busey Bank
Helmet/Anchor Sponsors: Afni, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Carle Health & Fitness Center, Window World of Bloomington
In-Kind Sponsors: Gingerbread House Toys, Keg Grove Brewing Company
Media Sponsors: Neuhoff Media, Great Plains Media, Cumulus Media

Over the Edge "Fundraisers" who raised over $1,000 got the chance to go over the edge and be #FearlessforKids. 

#ForDecades #ProtectingOurKidsForDecades #OverTheEdgeBN

DUEL 2022

Our premier event, sponsored by Euphoria, included fun, interactive entertainment from Fun Pianos - Dueling Pianos, great food and drink from Bloomington Country Club and amazing fundraising support from our guests, sponsors and 2022 CASAnovas.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Euphoria

Gold Sponsor: Bridgestone

Silver Sponsors: CEFCU, Illinois Farm Bureau and Specs Around Town

Bronze Sponsor: Spencer Oil

Supporting Sponsors: AFNI, Mosquito Authority and Clemens Insurance

So Flocking Fun

We had a great time spreading awareness about CPN during Child Abuse Prevention Month with our "So Flocking Fun" campaign. Community members were able to flock their unsuspecting friends with a yard full of blue flamingos!

High 5 for Kids Campaign - 2021

The Child Protection Network helped raise $1,000 for five organizations which include the McLean County Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), McLean County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Compass Closet, ABC Counseling & Family Services and Childrens Home & Aid.


Over 90 individuals and 24 teams (with the backing of hundreds of supporters) raised funds for the chance to rappel down the side of the Marriott in Uptown Normal, Illinois.

Over the Edge "Fundraisers" who raised over $1,000 got the chance to go over the edge and be #FearlessforKids.  This event raised over $68,000 for the Child Protection Network and Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal.

View the full event photos from photographers, Maz Pix Photography, Quin Belle Photography, and Gabby Soto.

DUEL 2021

A night of food, fun, and fundraising! Among the events that took place at this fundraiser were a dueling piano show by "Fun Pianos", a silent auction, and raffles to raise money for CPN.

We also crowned Kate Greene, owner of Gingerbread House Toys, the winner of our "CASAnova Competition for the Crown." Our CASAnovas helped raise over $14,000 for CPN.

DUEL 2021 Event Sponsors:

  • Bridgestone (Event Sponsor)
  • AFNI (Piano Sponsor)
  • Tentac Enterprises (Raffle Sponsor)
  • Busey (Auction Sponsor)
  • CEFCU (Petite Sponsor)
  • Keg Grove Brewing Company (In-Kind Sponsor)
  • Mystic Kitchen and Tasting Room (In-Kind Sponsor)
  • Raptor PPE (In-Kind Sponsor)

Cocktail Umbrellas for a Cause - 2021

During this fundraising event, CPN raised funds and awareness of child abuse prevention through the sale of blue cocktail umbrellas (for a $1.00 donation) at our some of our favorite food and beverage locations.  2021 partners included:

Blue Kids Gala 2020

This annual black-tie event is a night of celebration, collaboration, and contribution that helps us raise funds in support of local children and recognize our supporters.

High 5 Campaign - 2020

The Bloomington-Normal community gave a virtual "high five" to the organizations and people who are actively working with children of abuse.  2020 campaign contributions helped CPN raise funds for three local organizations: Children's' Home and Aid, Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal and ABC Counseling.

Over the Edge - 2019

This fun collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal allowed both organizations to come together to make a powerful difference in the lives of kids in our community.

Volunteer participants worked to raise over $1,000 for a chance to repel "over the edge" of the side of the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.

DUEL - 2019

This fun evening combines food and entertainment to raise awareness for Child Protection Network and raise money for the organizations we support. Previous events have been held at the Parke Regency hotel in Bloomington, IL.