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Purple Tie Ball

October 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Westin Hotel
400 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL 60143

Event Co-Chairs
Melissa Canning, WINGS Leadership Board
Debby Jackson, WINGS Board of Director

This special evening includes a cocktail reception, elegant dinner, our annual David K. Hill award presentation to an outstanding WINGS graduate, keynote speaker, auctions, and dancing till midnight!

Black Tie. Valet and Self-Parking Options. Special room rates available.
For more information, call Nikki  at 847-519-7820 ext.233 or e-mail

Keynote Speaker – Jennifer Langton, Senior VP of Player Health and Safety for the NFL 

Jennifer leads the NFL’s engineering and innovation efforts and manages the board of Football Research Inc., the non-profit entity established to oversee the NFL’s engineering efforts.   Jennifer previously served as NFL’s Vice President of Business Ventures and Finance where she was responsible for strategic planning and financial management of league business units.

Before Jennifer joined the NFL, she served as the Chief Financial Officer, North America of Atari, the interactive entertainment company.

Jennifer is a graduate of New York University Stern School of Business and received a B.A. from the University of Virginia.




Tickets – $250 per person

Sponsorships – $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000 $2,500
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Thank You to our Current Sponsors:

Rita and John Canning

Melissa and Mike Canning
David Herro and Jay Franke

AMITA Health
Chicago Bears
Express Employment Professionals
Kimberly Duchossois
Northwest Community Healthcare
Pam Zunker Myerson and Bob Zunker
Sue and John Ropski

Cumberland Chapels
Darla Swango
Dawn and Matt Baumann
Dee Beaubien
Mary Jo Boler
Derick Dermatology
Diane Hill
Law Office of Robert L. Herst
Lisa and Thomas Sodeika
NFL Foundation
Pivotal Talent Search

Media Sponsor
JWC Media


October 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


The Westin Hotel
400 Park Blvd
Itasca, IL 60143 United States
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