Glenview Chamber group heads food drive for Northfield Township Food Pantry

  • Loyola's recently completed "Second Century Campaign" provided for, among other things, the $27 million Center for the Performing Arts, set to open this fall.

    Loyola's recently completed "Second Century Campaign" provided for, among other things, the $27 million Center for the Performing Arts, set to open this fall. Courtesy of Krueck Sexton Partners

 
 
Updated 8/18/2022 11:00 AM

The Glenview Chamber of Commerce's annual Young Professionals Group Food Drive is in progress.

Participating businesses and individuals are tasked with filling five grocery bags of food items and delivering them to the Northfield Township Food Pantry. The food drive runs in August and September.

 

The pantry serves more than 900 families in Glenview, Northbrook and Northfield, and stock traditionally runs low during the summer months.

Food items the pantry seeks the most include pancake mix, pasta, canned chicken, diapers, jelly and jam, apple sauce, skillet meals, feminine hygiene products, and coffee and tea.

Entities such as Glenview's Village Hall and Public Library, businesses such as Glenview Bank & Trust, and local government officials are accepting food items. Items may also be dropped off at the food pantry, 2550 Waukegan Road, Suite 100.

For a listing of food drive participants, visit the Glenview Chamber's website, www.glenviewchamber.com/calendar, and select one of the dates showing Young Professional Group Food Drive.

Stepping up

Earlier this summer, Glenview youth sports company Sports Made Personal, 3090 N. Lake Terrace, was acquired by 3STEP Sports, based out of Andover, Maryland.

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Sports Made Personal supports soccer and lacrosse clubs, leagues and tournaments, which is right in 3STEP Sports' wheelhouse.

3STEP Sports deals with eight youth sports, according to the Sports Business Journal. Started in 2016, it has more than 700 employees and is a $250 million business.

The company focuses on club sports and presenting national events, and provides content and data to media, athletic apparel and merchandise, and helps plan team travel and works with facilities management.

Decade of progress

Earlier this summer, Loyola Academy announced the end of its $76.8 million "Second Century Campaign," the most successful capital campaign in the 113-year history of the United States' largest Jesuit high School.

The campaign began in 2012 under former Loyola President the Rev. Patrick McGrath, who retired at the end of the 2022-23 school year to become the 18th pastor at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Gifts to the campaign ranged from $25 to $23 million. The latter donation was made in 2016 by the estate of 1954 Loyola graduate John Norcross, and led funding for the $18 million John D. Norcross Aquatic Center, which along with a new STEAM science lab in a new science wing, plus the Mary and L. Robert Pasquesi Piazza, anchored Phase One of the campaign.

The lead project of Phase Two, the $27 million Center for the Performing Arts, is set to open this fall. It features the 29,000-square-foot, 550-seat Leemputte Family Theater.

The campaign also raised $23 million for tuition assistance, $6 million for a reserve fund, and $1.4 million for opportunities for Loyola's educators.

Admirable

A classic car show will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the parking lot of the Glenview History Center, 1121 Waukegan Road. Attendance to the car show is free, though donations are appreciated.

Green Pedaling

Slots remain for the Village of Glenview Environmental and Natural Resources Commission's annual Green Infrastructure Bike Tour, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.

The 8.6-mile round trip starts at 1700 Waukegan Road, by the Riverwalk, west of Jimmy John's. The ride allows people to see and learn how green infrastructure practices are improving the water quality in the West Fork of the Chicago River. Shoreline stabilization in Glenview is one example that will be discussed.

A helmet is required to participate; water is recommended.

Registration also is required. For details, contact the ENRC's Robyn Flakne at (847) 904-4536 or rflakne@glenview.il.us.

Sesquicentennial fun

As part of Wilmette's 150th anniversary celebration, the Evanston Symphony will perform a concert at Wallace Bowl in Gillson Park, 225 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

The free concert packs many selections into an hour. They include Strauss' "Die Fliedermaus Overture," two film-oriented pieces by John Williams, some Aaron Copland selections, a Sousa march, and two pieces from Leroy Anderson, including "The Syncopated Clock," once recorded by Wilmette resident Percy Faith.

Helping put this concert together is the Baker Demonstration School, which will offer children's activities before and during the concert.

People are encouraged to bring chairs and have a picnic at the park.

In case of rain, the concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25. If weather is still a problem, it'll move indoors at Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette.

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