MORGAN PARK — The Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago will host its Forever Green fundraiser from 6:30-11 p.m. on Friday at the Park West in Lincoln Park.
It's the 40th anniversary of the club's Forever Green event. This year, the beneficiaries are the Chicago Fire Department’s Ignite the Spirit Fund and the Danny Did Foundation.
Ignite the Spirit helps Chicago Fire Department families who are facing hardships as well as loved ones who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
The Danny Did Foundation advances awareness of epilepsy and SUDEP or sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. It was founded by Mike and Mariann Stanton of Edgebrook after the death of their son, Danny. Mariann Stanton is a native of Oak Lawn and graduate of Mother McAuley High School in Mount Greenwood.
A shuttle bus to Forever Green will be available from O'Rourke's Office at 11064 S. Western Ave. in Morgan Park. The bus will leave the bar at 6:30 p.m. and return immediately after the event. Tickets for the bus are $10 and can be bought through the Young Irish Fellowship Club's web site.
Tickets to the event itself cost $55. Premium tickets are also available for $75, which includes access to a VIP lounge and several drink specials. General admission tickets allow access to the main floor, which serves Miller products, wine and pop.
From humble beginnings in a basement, Forever Green eventually moved to a garage, then to a warehouse and to Navy Pier. The fundraiser settled in at the Park West in 2012.
Entertainment for Friday evening will include traditional Irish music from the Larkin and Moran Brothers, the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band and a performance from the Trinity Irish Dance Company.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.youngirish.com/FG40.
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