NOVEMBER 17, 7 PM – 10 PM

1215 W. Fulton Market, Chicago IL

A fundraiser to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the street


Join us for a fun-filled evening that is not your average fundraiser. See how long you can stay on top a bucking mechanical bull, surf a thirteen-foot mechanical wave and challenge your friends and family to a bungee race. Enjoy unlimited drinks and signature cocktails and feast on tasty food. Try your luck at winning a Maui vacation.

Experience the 2018 Spirit of Youth Festival benefiting the National Runaway Safeline!

Tickets include:

  • Catered dinner
  • Unlimited drinks and signature cocktails
  • Festival activities

Win a seven-night stay in Maui Condo, plus $500 spending money valued at $2500 or a Weber Summit E-470 Gas Grill valued at $2149 in our Spirit of Youth Raffle! Click here to buy your raffle tickets.

Maureen Blaha served as the executive director of the National Runaway Safeline since 2000. After nearly 18 years of dedicated service and commitment to our nation’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth and their families, Maureen retired in July 2018. Join us in celebrating her accomplishments as a champion for youth as we raise a glass to a vibrant and exciting future for the National Runaway Safeline.

Spirit of Youth 2018 will also feature a silent auction. Click here to donate to the auction. For more information on auction items or other questions about Spirit of Youth please reach out to Katelynn DeLavan, Development and Communications Specialist at kdelavan@1800RUNAWAY.org

Become a 2018 Spirit of Youth Sponsor to support NRS and youth in crisis!



Carlton Technologies

Chicago Tube & Iron

Coldwell Banker

Ken Lavelle

Olympic Steel

Radio Flyer


Bonnie & Steve Wheeler

William Blair Investment Management

Wolfort Family Foundation


Exelon, Great Events, Noah Hornstrom, John Jones, Laurie Kimmel & Johanna Fine, Amy & Dave Klein, Julie & Randy Randall, Randall & Fiona Royer, Joyce & Jonathan Sapir, Jill Schweitermann,                         West Monroe Partners


Black Candy Design, Central Federal Savings, The Coven Family, Jeffrey Fleishmann,                                        Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila Law

  IRS Letter of Nonprofit Determination

EVENT PARKING: A public parking garage is available at Google, 1000 W. Fulton Market aka 1K Fulton Building. The entrance is 1039 W. Carroll, West of Morgan and East of Carpenter. In addition, there is street parking available.


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