South Suburban Special Recreation Association

815.806.0384
info@sssra.org
19910 80th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fundraising

SSSRA Book Club

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SSSRA is offering a virtual Book Club this fall. We will be reading Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Books purchased from our AmazonSmile Charity List will be provided to our participants. Thank you for your support!

Fall Book Club AmazonSmile Charity List

Thank you to our sponsors of summer Book Club!
Park Forest Public Library
Anonymous Donors

Park Forest Public Library’s generous donation provided 10 free books to our participants. Anonymous donors purchased additional copies from our AmazonSmile Charity List.


SSSRA Summer Cash Raffle

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Purchase tickets for your chance to win a $1,000 Cash PrizeYour ticket purchase for this fundraiser will help support SSSRA.

$20 per ticket. Only 300 tickets sold!

Tickets are also available for purchase at the SSSRA Office. If you purchase your ticket online, your ticket will be mailed or emailed to you.

Drawing Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Purchase Summer Cash Raffle Tickets and More Information


Movie Under the Stars

Photo of starry night sky

Thank you to our sponsors of Movie Under the Stars!

Augie Palumbo
Kailen Davis
Roger Specht

Their generous donations will cover the cost of the movie license, snacks, and bottled water.

Register Online for Movie Under the Stars


GivingTuesday

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Thank you to everyone who supported SSSRA on GivingTuesday. We are excited to announce that we raised $1,010!

Congratulations to the winner of the Holiday Survival Basket – Sarah D. of Homewood


A Visit to the North Pole

Thank you to our sponsors of A Visit to the North Pole!

Edmond and Alice Opler Foundation
Village of Park Forest
Farmhouse Academy
Creative Cakes
Janet Porter
Patti Klimek, Century 21 Affiliated, Orland Park

The generous donations of our sponsors helped make the event a huge success.

Participants enjoyed meeting real reindeer, seeing Sammy Stingray in a snow globe, decorating gingerbread cookies, visiting with Santa Claus, and more!


SSSRA Cash Raffle

 
 
 
 
 
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 SSSRA Cash Raffle!

1st Place – $1,624 – Mr. Hicks, Mokena
2nd Place – $406 – Mr. Donnelly, Oak Forest

Thank you to Tina Johnson for assisting us with the drawing.

SSSRA greatly appreciates the support of everyone who purchased a ticket. The total amount raised is $8,120!


15th Annual Ricky’s Ride

Ricky giving a high five to one of the motorcycle riders at Ricky's Ride event.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for 15th Annual Ricky’s Ride! We greatly appreciate the generosity of our supporters, local businesses, family, and friends. We are excited to announce that we raised $14,154 at this year’s event.

A special “Thank You” to the following individuals for your continued support and dedication in making this a successful event:
Ricky, Smi, Duey, Jamie, Gina, Ronnie, Judy, and the rest of the crew! Thank you to Keith Tadevich and Chuck Cahill at Oak Forest Bowl for hosting the start of the ride and sponsoring breakfast.

Thank you to the following individuals and businesses who contributed $250 or more in sponsorship to the event:
Arley Blair Insurance and Financial Services, Munster, IN – $1,000
Cherry Bomb Sweets, INC., Channahon – $750
Knights of Solomon Widows Sons, Chicago – $615
Ridgewood Cycle Association, Frankfort – $300
William Fitzgerald, Frankfort – $300

For more information about Ricky’s Ride, please contact Lisa Drzewiecki, Executive Director, at 815.806.0384, ext. 20 or lisa@sssra.org or visit www.rickysride.org.

Donate to Ricky’s Ride here.


Jewelry Sale

A Fundraiser Benefiting SSSRA

Thank you to everyone who came to the Jewelry Sale! We are excited to announce that our fundraiser raised $250!

All proceeds will go to sponsor a SSSRA program in the Fall.

Please call 815.806.0384 or email info@sssra.org if you have any questions.


#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday was December 1, 2020, and SSSRA is excited to announce that we raised $2,225 this year! #GivingTuesday donations will help us continue to offer free and discounted programs and special events for our residents.

Thank you to the following individuals whose donated for #GivingTuesday:

Jean Arola
Kennedy Bediako
Gwendolynn Bohannon
John Braun
Jacqueline Calhoun
Amy Gallagher
Maureen Gill-ORegan
Matilda Gordon
Robert Justin
Theresa Kachiroubas
Kim Miggenburg
Agnes Pisano
Angela Pittman-Jackson
Janet Porter
Eileen Pubins
Laura Pubins
Tim Pubins
Pat Skarzynski
Evelyn Smith
Ed and Doris Sweeney, in honor of Patrick Sweeney
Grant Thomas
Ellen Weems


SSSRA Cash Raffle

Congratulations to Ricky’s Ride for winning the $2,500 cash prize in the SSSRA Cash Raffle! They have decided to donate the $2,500 back to our scholarship program!

Thank you to Kailen for assisting us with the drawing. SSSRA greatly appreciates the support of everyone who purchased a ticket. The total amount raised is $12,500!


SSSRA Stingrays Shirts – New Design!

Thank you to everyone who purchased our new SSSRA Stingrays shirt! We are excited to announce that our shirt fundraiser raised over $150!

Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will help us to offer free and discounted programs and special events.


Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser – September 2020


Thank you to everyone who purchased popcorn through SSSRA’s Double Good Popcorn Pop-Up Store! The store was open from Wednesday, September 16 – Sunday, September 20.

We are excited to announce that we raised $497! This will help us continue to offer free and discounted programs and special events for our residents.

Thank you for all your support, and enjoy your popcorn!


14th Annual Ricky’s Ride

The 14th Annual Ricky’s Ride was scheduled for September 20, 2020, however it has been canceled due to COVID-19. You can still support SSSRA with a cash donation or by participating in the SSSRA Cash Raffle. Purchase a $50 raffle ticket for a chance to win a $2,500 cash prize! Only 250 tickets will be sold! Click here for more information.

The 13th Annual Ricky’s Ride, held on September 15, 2019, was a success! Due to the generosity of over 200 supporters, local businesses, family, and friends, the 13th Annual Ricky’s Ride raised $13,671.

A special “Thank You” to the following individuals for your continued support and dedication in making this a successful event:
Ricky, Smi, Duey, Jamie, Gina, Ronnie, Judy, and the rest of the crew! Thank you to Keith Tadevich and Chuck Cahill at Oak Forest Bowl for hosting the start of the ride and sponsoring breakfast.

Thank you to the following individuals and businesses who contributed $250 or more in sponsorship to the event:
Ms. Jane Fiala, Downers Grove
Jamie Wallace, Frankfort
G.S. Curlee Trucking, Inc., Frankfort
Ridgewood Cycle Association, Frankfort
Mr. Robert Schmidt, Country Club Hills
Mr. William Fitzgerald, Frankfort
Harvey Fireman’s Association
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Bridgeview
Orthodontic Associates, Ltd., Flossmoor
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Fallon, Naperville
New Image, Frankfort
Oak Forest Bowl
Loyalty & Respect Motorcycle Club, Orland Park

For more information about Ricky’s Ride, please contact Lisa Drzewiecki, Executive Director, at 815.806.0384, ext. 20 or lisa@sssra.org or visit www.rickysride.org.


Scrapbook Fundraiser

September 28, 2020

SSSRA would like to thank a wonderful group of ladies who helped raise $2,965 to date through scrapbooking! They participated in an online auction and purchased various supplies, with all proceeds benefiting SSSRA. A giant thank you to Kristina Spychalski, Joann Villanueva, Jan Gill, and Morgan McMahon for their help in sorting and selling.   

Thank you to the following individuals who purchased scrapbook auction items and supported SSSRA: 

Melissa Ann
Julie Bierenbaum
Judy Bierenbeck
Jill Carlson
Jelene Crehen 
Cathy DeCillo
Cindy Dunnbaugh 
Kristen Gasik
Maureen Gasik
Robyn Greenfield

Nicole Guilfoyle 
Dawn Hommer
Tammi Kostos 
Barbara Krampec
Paula Kubilus
Jalyn Lenting
Deena Martinek
Laurel Miller 
Marilyn Olson
Ausra Petry

Sherri Rodriquez
Andrea Sagel 
Melanie Schultz
Sheila Specht 
Kim Sweeney 
Debbie VanDeursen 
Danelle Wonderlick
Mary Wroble 
Audrey Wyatt 


Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser – July 2020

Thank you to everyone who purchased popcorn through SSSRA’s Double Good Popcorn Pop-Up Store! The store was open from Thursday, July 9 – Monday, July 13.

We are excited to announce that we raised $857! This will help us continue to offer free and discounted programs and special events for our residents.

Thank you for all your support, and enjoy your popcorn!


SSSRA Stingray Shirt Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who purchased an SSSRA Stingrays shirt! We are excited to announce that our shirt fundraiser raised $490!

Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will help us to offer free and discounted programs and special events.


31st Annual Golf Outing

While it was a difficult decision, the South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA) 31st Annual Golf Outing, which was scheduled for Friday, August 21, has been cancelled. COVID-19 has impacted all of us in unprecedented ways, and we need to put safety first.

As you may know, funds raised through this event directly support SSSRA’s scholarship program. Although we will not be golfing on August 21, you can still support SSSRA with a cash donation or by participating in the SSSRA Cash Raffle. Purchase a $50 raffle ticket for a chance to win a $2,500 cash prize! Only 250 tickets will be sold! Click here for more information.


Lisa Drzewiecki’s Birthday Fundraiser

Thank you to family and friends who contributed to Lisa’s Birthday Fundraiser supporting SSSRA!

We are excited to announce that together we raised $1,200! This will help us to offer free and discounted programs and special events.

Thank you for all your support!


Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser – May 2020

Thank you to everyone who purchased popcorn through SSSRA’s Double Good Popcorn Pop-Up Store! The store was open from Wednesday, May 6 – Sunday, May 10.

We are excited to announce that we raised $2,218! This will help us continue to offer free and discounted programs and special events for our residents.

Thank you for all your support, and enjoy your popcorn!