Ruben Digital is proud to be a sponsor of the Union League Boys & Girls Club’s annual Brewing Brighter Futures event for two consecutive years!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs has made the difficult decision to turn this year’s Brewing Brighter Futures into a virtual event. “But never fear, you will still have an amazing time filled with good brews and great friends, all while supporting Union League Boys & Girls Clubs and their Englewood Initiative!” This event is for ages 21 and over only. Join us for the Zoom event on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:00pm…
Your ticket includes a four-pack of curated beer and a guided tasting via Zoom, provided by Bruce White, Founder of Chicago Beer Experience. During this virtual experience you will learn not only about the beers you’ll be drinking, but facts about Chicago, the area’s breweries, and more! We will also hear from a ULBGC Club Director about the amazing work going on within our Clubs, especially in the Englewood community. Invite your friends to the event via Facebook!
- Individual Tickets – $59
- Buddy Tickets (2 individuals) – $90 (A $118 value!)
Use discount code EARLYBIRD2020 to get your early bird pricing today; quantities are limited and early bird tickets will go fast!
Tickets will be on sale until August 1, 2020 to ensure beer availability. All ticket-holders will receive a Zoom link for the event prior to the evening. Buy your tickets online!
Support your Union League Boys & Girls Clubs and have the chance to win some extra cash and cool prizes with this year’s 50/50 raffle! The first place winner will receive 50% of all raffle earnings. Second place winners receive a $100 Revolution Brewing gift card, and third place winner will receive a Revolution Brewing swag bag! The raffle drawing will take place on August 13; individuals need not be present to win.
All event packages will need to be picked up at the Union League Club of Chicago (65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604). All packages can be picked up on the following dates and times:
- Saturday, August 8, 2020 | 12:00-3:00pm
- Monday, August 10, 2020 | 3:00-5:00pm
For any questions regarding the 2020 Brewing Brighter Futures virtual event, please contact Logan Heggemann at [email protected] or 312-427-7449.
Why is Ruben Digital sponsoring this event?
Nate Ruben, Founder of Ruben Digital, shares: “I am extremely grateful to have been introduced to the Union League Boys & Girls Club in February of 2019. I was given an opportunity to get involved on the Associate Board and was asked to contribute my marketing expertise. The Boys & Girls Club has been an incredible organization to give back to. My favorite experience has been playing basketball with some of the high school boys at the Baretto Club in Humboldt Park during the Winter. I am grateful to provide financial support to worthy organizations, but I enjoy direct contact even more.
Today, it is an honor to have Ruben Digital join another great organization (GrubHub) in sponsoring the “Brewing Brighter Futures” event. A unique aspect of this event is every dollar raised goes directly towards funding the Englewood Initiative. For years, suburbanites have heard about how dangerous it is in Englewood. However, the past decade has seen an incredible reversal in trajectory for the neighborhood and I am excited to be part of the solution.
Last year, our dynamic associate board raised over $12,000 during this event (more than 4 times the previous year’s total). Please help us raise the bar this year and give back to those who need it most, the kids!”
What is the Englewood Initiative?
The Englewood community in Chicago has a rich history and proud residents. However, like many communities on Chicago’s South Side, there’s a lot of work to be done. That’s where Union League Boys & Girls Clubs comes in. In 2015 we expanded programs into the Stagg Elementary School in Englewood, followed by the Nicholson and Wentworth Elementaries in 2017. As we closed out 2019, we were proud to open our newest program site within the brand new, state-of-the-art Englewood STEM High School, providing after-school program to teens in Englewood.
Youth attending Union League Boys & Girls Clubs four sites in Englewood are some of Chicago’s most at-risk youth. These Clubs serve more than 300 per day, 90 percent of whom identify as African American/Black, 100 percent of whom qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch, and more than 50 percent of whom come from single-parent households.
In 2017, with the help of our committed supporters, launched an aggressive campaign to ensure that when it comes to the Englewood community, Union League Boys & Girls Clubs is here to stay. Our 5-year, $5 million campaign can only succeed with your help, as with the nearly 900 youth and teens we serve in Englewood each year.
More About the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs
The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs strives to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We currently serve nearly 15,000 members between the ages of 6 and 18 at 12 locations (including a summer camp. Each day, more than 1,600 youth take part in programming focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship.
For 100 years, the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs have served the after-school development needs of at-risk youth in Chicago. The organization also staffs and manages its own 247-acre summer camp in Salem, Wisconsin where youth from Chicago’s inner city participate in enrichment activities in an environment free from drugs, gangs and violence. The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs also launched a programming initiative at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center aimed at reducing the high rate of recidivism among the juvenile detainees.
We help youth prepare to reach their full potential. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and our programming partners, the youth of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs have the opportunity to succeed in life and to find their voices in the world.