FireWorks for Kids Annual Report 2006

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DEAR FIRE FANS: 2006 will forever be remembered as a milestone year for both the Chicago Fire and the FireWorks For Kids Foundation. Perhaps most notably, during 2006 we experienced the opening of TOYOTA PARK, a world-class soccer and entertainment facility and the permanent home of the Chicago Fire. As the season began, we found the team enduring the trials of a nearly two month long road trip while work on TOYOTA PARK was being completed. As you recall, the team performed well throughout this challenging phase of the season and, in early June, the stadium opened to the roaring cheers of the Fire faithful. The busy summer months featured the Fire developing home field advantage in their new stadium, a thrilling MLS All-Star match versus world powerhouse Chelsea F.C. and an exciting drive to the MLS Cup playoffs. In a truly signature moment at the new stadium, the Fire were crowed Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champions on September 27, 2006 for the fourth time in the team’s nine year history. No other MLS franchise even approaches that mark. The opening of TOYOTA PARK offered both new opportunities and new challenges for the FireWorks For Kids Foundation. Due to your continued support of our key events throughout 2006, including the Denver Golf Retreat, Season Kick-Off Luncheon, Frank Klopas Golf Outing, 50/50 Raffle and the Commemorative Jersey Auction, the FireWorks For Kids Foundation was able to match the team’s on-the-field success with accomplishments benefiting underprivileged children throughout Chicagoland. During 2006, the FireWorks For Kids Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for our commitment to the support of healthy lifestyles and the “Covering Kids and Families” campaign. We educated over 6,000 children on the dangers of using tobacco products. We founded and produced “Sparky Soccer,” a program that brought the sport of soccer to special needs children, and along with the Chicago Fire, were recognized as the Member of the Year by the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. And, thanks to you and the many other supporters of the FireWorks For Kids Foundation, we surpassed a huge milestone, reaching the $1,000,000 mark in grants and contributions from the Foundation since inception. As we look ahead to 2007, we are committed to continuing and expanding our leadership role in the community and throughout MLS by making brighter tomorrows for those less fortunate. We thank you for your continued support and hope to see you throughout 2007 at our fund raising events. The following pages highlight the community outreach initiatives of the Foundation throughout 2006. We hope you enjoy reviewing the accomplishments of this past season.

Stuart A. Reid President, Board of Directors Fire Works For Kids Foundation

Donald A. Ortale Chief Executive Officer, FireWorks For Kids Foundation



Frank Klopas Celebrity Pro-Am

2006 Season Kickoff Luncheon

Once in a Lifetime

The Eighth Annual FireWorks For Kids Foundation Season Kickoff Luncheon, sponsored by Ticketmaster, was held Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown. This was the first opportunity of the season for fans to meet their favorite Fire players and coaches, and was one of the few events of the season featuring the club’s full roster. The event included a reception, lunch and a short program and also featured the popular silent auction, which included Fire and other sports memorabilia, gift certificates and much more. The event featured Robin Robinson, Fox Chicago News co-anchor, as the event’s emcee and Fire President/CEO John Guppy as the day’s keynote speaker.

The FireWorks For Kids Foundation was given the opportunity to showcase the movie premiere of “Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos” at the AMC River East. Through this special viewing on Monday, July 10, guests got the chance to see one of the year’s most entertaining documentaries on the rise and fall of the North American Soccer League – and the personalities behind its most famous franchise – alongside Fire players and coaches. After the movie, guests were treated to a V.I.P. after-party at 10pin bowling lounge at the House of Blues Hotel, which included food, drinks and bowling with members of the Fire. Over 100 people were in attendance for this special event in support of the FireWorks For Kids Foundation.

2006 Frank Klopas Celebrity Pro-Am On Monday, May 15, 2006, the FireWorks For Kids Foundation held its Sixth Annual Golf Outing at Cinder Ridge Golf Course in Wilmington, Il. Frank Klopas, a former Fire player and coach who also serves on the Board of Directors for the FireWorks for Kids Foundation, once again lent his name and support to this golf outing. Celebrities who attended included: Billy Pierce, Gene Hiser, Eric Soderholm, Willy Roy, Paul Popovich, Ronnie Bull, Bill Wennington, Bill Campbell, Al Weise and Billy Leagans. The entire Chicago Fire team and coaching staff was also on hand for the day. Every foursome golfed with a celebrity in a scramble format. The day included 18 holes of golf, lunch, and cocktail reception and concluded with a buffet dinner and the awarding of the day’s prizes. Over $15,000 was raised from this event, which was used to pay for scholarships to the Chicago Fire Academy youth soccer program. Las Vegas Retreat: Celine Dion

2006 Las Vegas/Salt Lake City Retreat A new event for the FireWorks For Kids Foundation this year, this all-inclusive trip out west was held the weekend of June 2-4, 2006. The trip included roundtrip airfare (to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City), all ground transportation, meals, accommodations for two nights, seats to the Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake match, and a choice of resort activities to round out the whirlwind weekend. During the trip, guests were able to enjoy one of Las Vegas’ most popular shows, “A New Day” featuring Celine Dion, at the fabulous colosseum at Caesars Palace before flying to Utah the next day to see the Chicago Fire take on Real Salt Lake at Rice-Eccles Stadium, home of the opening and closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Immediately after the Fire game, the group was joined by Chicago Fire players and coaches for a private post-game party and lodging at the Homestead Resort in Utah. Guests were able to enjoy some of The Homestead’s many activities the following day, including golfing, swimming, and hiking before returning to Chicago.


Once in a Lifetime: Pelé of the NY Cosmos

2006 Golf Marathon Challenge for Charity The Third Annual FireWorks for Kids Foundation Golf Marathon Challenge for Charity took place on Oct. 3, 2006 at the Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, IL. The Golf Marathon, a pledged-based fundraising event, allowed participants the opportunity (on their pledge form) to indicate a favorite charity that they would like the board of the FireWorks For Kids Foundation to consider when awarding grants and contributions for funding. The object for the participants was to complete 100 holes of golf from sun-up to sundown. Green fees, golf cart, golf balls, tees, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks were all provided to the golfers throughout the day to help achieve their lofty goal. Organizations that participated this year included Chicago Scores, Naperville Humane Society and the Chicago Fire Juniors, as well as golfers on behalf of the FireWorks for Kids Foundation. Everyone who participated completed the 100 holes and had a lot of fun while helping to raise over $20,000.




2006 marked the third season the FireWorks For Kids Foundation conducted a 50/50 raffle at each home game, this year doing the honors at the new home of the Fire, TOYOTA PARK. From the times gates opened through halftime, fans had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets, with the winner receiving half of the proceeds raised that game and the other half going to the charitable organization that sold the tickets. With the help of these organizations, this year the Foundation was able to over $65,000 – more than double the amount raised from the previous season.

This year fans had the opportunity to bid on game-worn Fire jerseys from the team’s September 17 game, when the Fire hosted D.C. United. This game also served as the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Sting’s 1981 NASL Soccer Bowl Championship. Members of the squad from the 1981 Chicago Sting Soccer Bowl Championship game, including Pato Margetic and Rudy Glenn, were on hand at TOYOTA PARK, where the legendary team was recognized during pre-game and halftime festivities.

The following is a list of all the organizations that benefited from the 50/50 Raffle fundraiser in 2006: Farragut Career Academy, Nazareth Academy, Wheaton Park District, BSUC Foundation, New Way Christian Center, Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce, Power Connection, Illinois Youth Advocate Program, For the Fallen, Griffith Men’s Soccer Club, Christopher House, Girls on the Run, Chicago Jaycees, Lyons Township Hockey Club, Johnsburg White Lightning, Resurrection Project, Park Lawn School, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the University of Illinois Mens Soccer Club.

As a tribute to the Black-and-Gold clad Sting, the Fire that day switched up their regular red-and-white home uniforms by including gold-colored names and numbers and a commemorative Chicago Sting patch to honor the former North American Soccer League champions and trailblazers of professional soccer in the Windy City. Following the match, each auction winner was also given the opportunity to have the Fire player whose jersey they won personally autograph the new piece of memorabilia.


The Eighth Annual Denver Golf Retreat, an all-inclusive trip to the breathtaking Eagles Nest Ranch in Colorado, was held July 21-23, 2006. The trip included airfare, transportation, meals, accommodations for two nights, golf, a new set of clubs for each guest, fishing, clay shooting and more! All proceeds from the annual Golf Retreat benefited the FireWorks for Kids Foundation, which sends a very special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Anschutz for once again providing the use of the ranch for this annual event.

At each Chicago Fire home game, the FireWorks For Kids Foundation auctioned off an autographed jersey from one of the players from the visiting team. The auctions were held at the FireWorks For Kids Foundation tent, located in the northeast concourse of TOYOTA PARK. Bidding started when gates opened and lasted through halftime, with all proceeds benefiting the FireWorks For Kids Foundation. A few of the visiting team jerseys auctioned off this season included former Fire players Jesse Marsch (Chivas USA) and Kelly Gray (Houston Dynamo), U.S. National Team standout Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy) and 2005 MLS MVP Taylor Twellman, among many others.


2006 HOLIDAY FUND and commemorative brick program

Sunday, October 8 marked the fourth straight year that fans were able to “Cruise with the Fire” on the Mystic Blue Cruise Line at Navy Pier to help raise funds for the FireWorks for Kids Foundation. The event included a full buffet brunch, two drink tickets, a live DJ, silent auction and raffle prizes, not to mention the unique opportunity to mingle with Fire players while enjoying beautiful views of the Chicago skyline on a perfect fall afternoon. Proceeds from this year’s event benefited the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

As 2006 wound down and the holidays arrived, the FireWorks For Kids Foundation continued to find ways to raise funds to give back to the Chicagoland community through a donation to the FireWorks For Kids Holiday Fund. An additional opportunity was also available this year, as fans could purchase a commemorative engraved brick that was permanently placed in the signature archway entrance at TOYOTA PARK for all to see. This made a great holiday gift for the fan that has everything, allowing supporters of the Fire and the sport of soccer to leave their mark at the home of the Fire for years to come.



Commemorative Jersey Auction

Cruise with the Fire

Commemorative Bricks at TOYOTA PARK


2006 GRANT RECIPIENTS The FireWorks For Kids Foundation awards grants bi-annually in support of non-profit organizations that share in the misson of the Foundation. These grants include organizations that support educational and recreational opportunities for economically or otherwise disadvantaged and underprivileged youth in the Chicagoland community. The FireWorks For Kids Foundation awarded in excess of $143,000 to seven worthy organizations for the year ending 2006. The following page contains a brief description of each program.



Their mission is to organize general athletic recreational activities and to schedule training experiences for youth and adult participants alike.

The Fire Works For Kids Foundation, in cooperation with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, partnered to produce “Kicks for Cancer”, an event that uses the sport of soccer to help raise funds and awareness of blood disorders. Through this pledged based event, the participants were challenged over a two week period to “touch” the soccer ball using soccer techniques such as dribbling, trapping, passing or shooting. Those participants that reached a certain pledge and touch amount were rewarded with tickets to a Chicago Fire game. Proceeds from this event were matched by the Fire Works For Kids Foundation to form the grant which was publicly presented at a Fire game during a pre-game ceremony at TOYOTA PARK.

MIDTOWN Educational foundation Provides after-school and summertime enrichment programs that serve 1,000 students in grades 4-12. Midtown helps to strengthen disadvantages kids have in both academics and character.

CHICAGO SCORES Their mission is to strengthen urban public school communities through soccer, literacy and community service. It is an intensive after-school program working to enrich urban youths lives through regular participation and skill building in creative writing and soccer. Chicago SCORES is Illinois’ only after-school program to combine literacy and soccer training as youth development tools for young, at-risk students and is a unique and innovative approach to education and youth development.

BLUE CAP Blue Cap is a human service organization dedicated to meeting the educational, therapeutic, vocational, and residential needs of infants, children, and adults with developmental disabilities who could not be educated through the public school system. It provides eight programs for over 400 people annually.

Wheaton park district Through a valuable partnership between the Fire Works For Kids Foundation and the Wheaton Park District, a grant was provided to the Park District to help underserved children participate in high level, youth development soccer programs which they otherwise would not be able to participate. Under the guidance and leadership of the Wheaton Park District, soccer development programs are provided which range from instructional, recreational, and competitive levels for children.

NAPERVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY The Naperville Humane Society is very active in the Naperville area in support of humane education for troubled youth. Through an innovative summer camp, humane education is stressed, along with other very worthwhile life lessons, for troubled youth. The grant helps the program remain effective to youth in the area and assists the Chicago Fire in giving back to the community of Naperville, a community which gave so much to the Chicago Fire during the two seasons that the Fire called Cardinal Stadium in Naperville our home.



CONTRIBUTORS $15,000 and up Ephraim F. Gildor


Turner Construction


Addison Lions Club Evanston Soccer Association Glenview Youth Soccer Association, Inc. Gurtz Electric DeLeon Foundation Kevin Murphy Philip F. Anschutz Roberts Roofing & Siding, Inc. Sligo Construction Sports Construction Group Ticketmaster Tribesoft

$1,000-$4,999 Al Gualano Anthony Achilles AthletiCo Sports Medicine Balmoral Park Racing Club Barbara Baumgart Campton United David May Domincan University Italian Organization Dynamic Heating & Piping Gus Dovellos Hawks S.C. Illinois State Soccer Association John Guppy John Keno & Company John Koliopoulos John Persons Keith Yavitt Knutte and Associates Landmark Capital Lasko & Lind Co. Marco Hanig McDonald’s Michael Jancosek Midwest Wings Soccer Club Milestone Advisors O’Sullivan Plumbing, Inc. Peter and Ann Wilt Quality Restorations, Inc. R.G. Construction Services Robert Loncar Rossana Garcia-Barouski Royal Assets Stuart A. Reid Thomas and Kathi Reed Thomas Knoll Tony Passero Wal-Mart Bridgeview

$500-$999 AYSO 418 Azteca America Barbara Kassner Burke Burns & Pinelli Center for Athletic Medicine Chad Miller Charter One Bank Chicago Athletic Association Chicago Sun-Times


Chicago Tribune Colin Fagan Comcast SportsNet Creative Promotional Partnerships E. Stone Inc. Evangelos Galounis George Chiampas George Gorecki Gold Standard Baking Gus and Mary Jane Bender IYSA James Wissinger Javier G. Madriz Jim Jacobson Jin Park John P. Bryan John R. Keller John Santucci John Valencia Karen Hermann Kevin Patton La Raza Newspaper Lake Forest College Larry Reiner M&J Vending Co., Inc. Man Group USA Mark Boyle Mark Hollingshead Mark Suda Michael Meranda MTH Industries Oryna Kourbatov Pepsi Performance PT Pete Klem Phil Shea Red Carpet Inn Robert Vucinic Sandy and Dan Primm Scott Immekus Section 8 Stephen Hamilton Steve Siomos Thomas O’Connor Tony Lopez US Soccer Federation Village of Bridgeview West Michigan Fire Juniors William Leonard WIND/WOJO WSNS-TV Channel 44 Zeus Auto Supply

$250-$499 Amanda Volz Andrea Magyera Andrew Swierzbinski Atilla Katona Bill Dekker Brandon Chemers Brenton Vincent Brian Choquette Bridgeview Lions Club Carl H. Cysz Cheryl Magurany Chicago Deportivo Chris Armas Chris Page Citizens for Jesse White

Claudette Struzik Daily Southtown Daniel B. Green Daryl Shore David C. Duncan David Hansen David Korthauer David Lis Donald Henderson Gary Cole Gary Weaver George D. Leone Giovanni Savaglio Greg Johnson Greg Vlamakis Homewood Flossmoor Soccer Club HSBC Philanthropic Programs Ideal Auto Center James Howells James Morrison Javier Madriz Jennifer Otto Jerry Rosen Jessica Nem Jim Gonzalez Jim Johnson Joan Geary John Guild Jose Luis Calzada Julie Clark Karen Roth Kathleen Hertz Keith Andersson Keith Renouard Lawrence C. Myszkowski Lee Stern Levy Restaurants Louise Edwards Lyle Ginsburg Major League Soccer Marty Bunte Memorial Fund Matt Szelag Matthew Szelag Matthew Treter Matthew W. Raino Michael Brown Michael Cole Michael P. Bryan Nick Kavadas Nino Durante Norman Block Norman Hillner Pedro Valladares Prairie Bank Raquel Ramirez Rich Balabuszko Robert Crowe Robert Zielinski Roland Hahn Stephen Ruschak Stephen Zack Steven Pedlow The Globe Pub The Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Theodore Bell Theodore Photakis Tim Leiweke Tim Taylor Todd Grayson

Township of Lyons Treasurers and Ticketsellers Union Vicky Bliznick Vince Formanek Warren United Zayed Aiyash

$100-$249 Alba Santillan Albert Yesk Amalgamated Bank Amanda Turner Andrew Hargitt Angelo Sepulveda Angie Ferdono Arthur A. Ventura Ben Forgey Benjamin Burton Brandon Caputo Brendan F. Tansill Brian Byrne Brian Irion Brian Remedi Bridgeview Auto Center Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce Brittaney Parbs Brittany A. Smith Bruce McGuire Carlos Giffoni Charles Douthit Chicago’s 5th Quarter Players Foundation Chris Bailey Chris Costello Chris Martin Christine L. Baker Corey B. Davis Corey Griest Courtney Hankamer Craig Antas Creative Strategies, Inc. Cris Porter Cynthia Lemberg Daniel Barry Daniel Gaichas Daniel Teichman David Abraham David Flynn David Jensen David Moore Designs by Femline Diana Lopez Diana Murphy Diane Hesch Diane M. Calwell Don Crafts Donald J. Wall Dorthy Jasinski Douglas Kieffer Dr. Timothy Costello Elizabeth Scherer Elsa Morales Emily Lown Eric Hendrickson Esther Lewter Filippo Guidi Frank Aguilar Frank Dziamara Frank Klopas Frank Stout

G.T. Lumpkin George G. Miller Graylake Galaxy FC Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company Greer Jones Greg Drozda Greg Zaskowski Henry Kay Corporation Ideal Design Integration, Inc. Ivaldo Basso J A. Lopez J. Alan Oremus J. Guy Callipari Jack Daniel Chavez Jack Petersen James Kelly Jason Glaser Jason King Jason Nash Jason Rossi Javier Mahmoud Jay Clark Jay Cooper Jay Stein Jeffrey Hill Jerry Palcan Jim Cheatle Jim Curtin Jim Garrett Joe Han John D. Von Klopp John Hendricks John Kolodziejczak John P. Torres John Wnek Jonathan Shapiro Jose Gallego Joseph R. Pakovits Justin Mapp Kathleen Forgey Katrina Davilis Keith Fedor Keith Lewis Kenneth Dushek Kevin Rieger Kimberly Walt Kip Robbins Krista Marinello Lauren McCoy Lehigh Press Liam Murtaugh Lorraine J. Bell Lorri R. Scott Marc Shaffer Marianne Fleisher Mark Urosev Mark Washo Martin Howley Megan Craig Michael Biede Michael McKenna Michael Pavlisin Michael Pticek Michael Reilly Michael Schramm Michael Squire Michelle Adesko Mike Montani Nan Doudican

Norma Pinion Owen S. Ward Pablo Martinez Patricia Herbig Patricia Okoteje Paul F. Kouba Paul Rosengard Paul Rosso Peter Zafiro PHN Architects Phyllis Riedler Randall D. Waterman Raul Farfan Raymond Poskus Raymond Rodriguez Richard Nielsen Richard Oostmeyers Robert Balciunas Robert Murphy Robert Sapio Robin Robinson Rojas Auto Rebuilders Corp Rosemary O’Rourke Roxann’s Fine Jewelry Ruben Varela Russell Allabastro Ruth Stevig Saul Robles Scott Kremers Scott Meissner Scott Wagner Shahab Vagefi Silbrico Corporation Steve Barkauskas Sue Korpai Sue Ortale Sun Soccer, Inc Suzanne Rubey Sylvia Aldrete Tamayo Assurance TeamWorks Media Terrell Taylor Terri Bielfeldt Theresa E. Frice Thomas Corrigan Tim Johnson Tom Vucinic Tony Ficke Touchline Consulting Tracy E. Smith Vincent Lynn William Quigley William V. Jacobsen Jr. Zak Jarrell

Up to $99 Adam Biernacki Alex Ross Amy Lewkovich Andrew Braudy Andy Draus Anita King Anna Hernandez Ardmore Associates Arthur Dunne Ashley Hinchman ASI Security Audrey Cabrera Barbara Talisman

Bill Kirkos Bradley Critchell Brandon Kornblue Brannan David Schell Bruce Butler Carlos Ocon Jr. Charles O’Halloran Charles Reed Chase Bank Children’s Memorial Hospital Chris Wadlington Christine Egan Christopher Adas Craig Reynolds Cynthia Costello Cynthia Kennedy-Kolbe Dale Van Kampen David Kwiatkowski David Racis Deanna Nesci Deborah Appel Derek Peterson Diane Burton Don McGregor Donna Schifano Dorothy Jasinski Doug Thompson Driftwood Lodge Elizabeth Henry Eric Dumais Evan Lafer Greg Bravo Herbert B. Knight Holly Feetterer Holly McGuire Ian Law James Beese James Buchholz James Ginsburg Jami Harris Jared Montz Jeffrey Arseneau Jen Hall Jennifer Chesley Jessica Dawidziuk Joe Duncan John Cockrell John Dzurak John Roushkolb Jon Duddles Juan Santillan Juan Velazquez Judith Sklar Juli Penner Julie Fuster Julie Gherardini Julie Luvins Justin Ward Karen Guzan Karen Riner Karen Volk Kate Carpenter Kathryn Knapp Kathy Rosenbeck Katrina Anderson Kendis Industries Kenneth Selvidge Kevin Changet Kim Black

Kris Keller Kristen Heil Kurt Georgi Larry Bell Laura Athman-Yamamoto Lawrence Hardt Linda Corral Linda Greichunos Liz Scherer Lori Peterson M. L. Merges Mark Bojanowski Mark Enenbach Mark Urosov Mary A. Stiel Mary Pettenon Maura Kate Burns Melissa K. Peckham Melissa Wagamon Michael Fairchild Michael Gilboe Michael McGuigan Michael Palermo Michael Rosenbeck Michael Sears Michelle Maro Midtown Educational Foundation Miguel Marcos Misael Ramirez Naomi Wattles Nate Granatir Nate Honold Neil Seyffert Orlando Rodriguez Pat McNamara Patricia J. Moore Paul Cadwell Pedro Solis Phillip Basile Ram Jagannath Rania Dempsey Ricardo Salazar Robert Heinrich Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation Robert Vega Rod Mortimer Rogeh Alnajjar Ronda Chianelli Schirott & Luetkehans Scott Davis Shannon Lane Shelly Pytel Shelly Zalewski Steve Dilenardi Steve Lafayette Steve Mengyan Tara Dull Thomas Knight Tim Hanlon Todd Christiansen Todd Pedersen Victor Weffer Vince McKinney Willy Roy Yianny Caparos Zachary Schaefer

In-Kind Donations 10pin bowling lounge 361 Sports + Event Marketing ABT Electronics Adam Shindler AEG Al Beaumenot Al Weise Alan Kampe AMC River East Ameriquest Mortgage Company Anheuser-Busch Anthony Mourek Ardian Group, Inc. Arlington Park Race Course ATP New Haven Travel AYSO 418 Azteca Foods Banner Day Camp Bartlit Beck Beth Heller Bill Campbell Bill Scholz Creative Billy Leagans Billy Pierce Blake Phelps Bob Miller Bob Quinn Boyd McCamish Bridgeview Health Care Center Brookfield Zoo Bryan Ogg Budweiser Buona Catering Burbank Mall LLC Bus Bank Carolyn Lezotte Cavero Medical Group CBS 2-WBBM TV CD Chivas USA Charles Raycroft Chet Young Chicago Athletic Association Chicago Bears Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Bulls Chicago Cubs Chicago Fire Chicago Fire front office Chicago Fire players and coaches Chicago Marriott/Downtown Magnificent Mile Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Chicago Storm Chicago Tribune Chicago White Sox Chicago Wolves Chris Fei Christine Walczak Chuck Carlson Cinder Ridge Golf Course Collen Biszewski Colorado Rapids Columbus Crew Comcast SportsNet Cookies by Design Crescent Cleaning Company D.C. United


CONTRIBUTORS Daily Southtown Dan Cotter Dan Kaatz Dan Miller Daniel Byjos Darlene Halloran Dave and Busters Dave Munson David C. Sloan David Finan David Hood David Quinn Dawn Heil Debit Connections, Inc. Debra Augle DeVries Roofing Dinkel’s Bakery Donald Borg Construction Company Doug Kieffer Douglas Wedgbury Eagles Nest Ranch Ed Bakal Edwin Cook El Nuevo Constructor Emery Scale Company of Chicago Eric Hendrickson Eustudy Tours Excelon FC Dallas Fado Irish Pub Field Turf Fisher Nuts Fisher Stevens Fitzpatrick Hotel Fox Restaurants G & V Construction Gallagher Asphalt Corporation Gary Allen Gary Broz Gatorade Gene Griffin Gold Standard Baking Grant DePorter Green Street Films Greg Baker Greg Zaskowski Hampton Inn & Suites Harris Bank Harry’s Caray’s Heaven on Seven Heineke & Burke LLC Hilton Chicago Holiday Inn-Elk Grove Village Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. Houston Dynamo Howl at the Moon Hyatt Regency Chicago Illinois PGA Foundation International Paper Company J.C. Restoration James Kelly Jamie Dalton Jay Cooper Jennifer Connolly Jennfier Ferguson Jennifer Jarmula Jesse Marsch Jim & Kathy Stoddard Jim Gonzalez


Jim Wissinger Joe Duncan John Dobbins John Jenkins Jon Summersfield Joyce Chakos Judy Arnold Julian Childs Julio and Son’s Kamil Aliyev Kansas City Wizards Kare Distribution Kathryn Knapp Kelly Gray Kettle One Kick 10 Sports and Entertainment Kim McGuire Kingston Mines LA Galaxy Law Offices of Christopher Koczwara Law Offices of Christopher Koziol LBS Ltd. Lemont AYSO Leo Burnett Levy Restaurants Liberty Mutual Lincoln Park Zoo Linconshire Marriott Resort Lisa Vaughan Lynfred Winery Maggiano’s Little Italy Manu Sharma Marianne Fleisher Mark A. Jones Mark Pelican Mark Stein Marvin Rodas Mayan Financial Services Measner Magic Products Metalmaster Roofmaster Inc. MH Associates LLC Micah Black Michael Grabill Midway Hotel Center Midwest Wings Millennium III Medical Surgical Monterrey Security Muscular Dystrophy Association Museum of Science and Industry Nail Obsession Neuco, Inc. New England Revolution New York Red Bulls Nicoat North Berwyn Park District Offspring Productions Olympia Fields Country Club Once in a Lifetime Pam Dumais Patrick McCabe Paula Barrington Penka Tool Corp Penny Hutchinson Peter Mattox Phyllis Quinn Poblicki Sign Company Polski Radio Randy Finazzo Ravinia

PROFIT + LOSS Ray Denson Real Salt Lake Red Head Piano Bar Richard Danahy Jr. Rick Hannon Robert Barnett Robert Fleischman Robert Hensler Rusty Hernandez Ryan Souders Rydin Decal S & C Electric Company Scott Wallace Services Shipping Inc. Shamrock Company Sharon Thornton Shedd Aquarium Siena Realty LLC-Keller Willin Team Realty Silbrico Corporation Soccer Plus Sonic Boom Pyrotechnics Special Events Medical & Safety Services State Bank of Countryside State Farm Insurance Steve Stoddard Strategic Employee Benefit Services Sue Gilpin Superior Mailing Services Sybaris Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill Tampico Beverages Tara Steinschneider Tech-Tronics Construction Telemundo Chicago Terri Bielfeldt TGI Systems The Apartment People The French Pastry School The Hollingshead Team The Patio Restaurant The Second City Thomas Logan Ticketmaster Tim McMahon Tom Mooney Tom Ziegenfuss TOYOTA PARK U.S. Soccer United Rentals, Inc. Urban Oasis Varisport Soccer Tours Victory Sports Marketing Village of Bridgeview Vince Formanek Walgreens Waukegan High School Girls Soccer Webb Scarlett DeVlam, LLP Whistling Straits William Totsch Worldwide Logistic Partners Z Group Films Zanies Chicago Zeus Auto Supply

Ordinary Income/Expense

Income Contributions Income


Printing and Reproduction






2006 Holiday Fund




Commemorative Bricks






Administrative - Other


Total Printing and Reproduction

Scoreboard announcements


Total Administrative


Contributions Income - Other


Total Contributions Income


Bank Service Charges



Merchant Processing charge


Kicks For Kids


Bank Service Charges - Other


Total Program Expense


Total Bank Service Charges


Event Income

Special Needs Soccer


2006 50/50 Raffle


2006 All-Star Game


2006 50/50 raffle

2006 Cruise with the Fire


2006 All-Star Game


2006 Denver Golf Retreat


2006 Cruise with the Fire


2006 Frank Klopas Celebrity Pro-Am


2006 Denver Golf Retreat


2006 Golf Marathon


2006 Frank Klopas Celebrity Pro-Am


2006 Golf Marathon


2006 Movie Premiere-Once in a Lifetime

450.00 1,953.00

2,200.00 17,224.35

Program Expense

2006 Commemorative Jersey Auction

2006 Meet the Team Party

Printing and Reproduction - Other

Event Expense

Micellaneous Taxes

2006 Movie Premiere-Once in a Lifetime



Travel & Ent




Total Expense


Net Ordinary Income Interest Income



Total Other Income


2006 Event Service Income


2006 Event Service Expense


2006 Season Kickoff Luncheon


2006 Season Kickoff Luncheon


Net Income

2006 Stadium Jersey Auction


2006 Salt Lake Trip


2006 Salt Lake Trip


Adidas Launch Party Auction


Kicks for Cancer


Total Event Income Grants Program Income

292,626.54 52,500.00

Filing and Accounting Fees


117,056.29 4,203.00

2006 Fall Grant Recipients


2006 Spring Grant Recipients


Total Grant and Contribution Expense

39,453.25 183,826.73

Program Fees - Other


Total Program Income


Licenses and Permits



Tournament Entry Fees


Reimbursement Total Income



Grant expense


Special Needs Soccer

Total Event Expense



Office Supplies




Stuart A. Reid

Law Offices of Stuart Reid FireWorks For Kids Foundation President


CEO, Milwaukee Professional Soccer Immediate Past President, FireWorks For Kids Foundation


President & CEO Chicago Fire Soccer


Jesse Marsch

Midfielder, Chivas USA


President, Rosen & Brichta


Midfielder, Chicago Fire Soccer

Evangelos G. Galounis

Director, National Safety Council FireWorks For Kids Vice President

John Cox

President, Cox Financial Group LTD

Tony Lopez

President, Lopez Financial FireWorks For Kids Foundation Treasurer

Bob Armendariz Director, CLASA

Rosanna Garcia-Barouski

Area Manager, Nestle Foreign Trade Division

Debra L. Augle

Director of Stadium Administration Village of Bridgeview/TOYOTA PARK

Johnathan Shapiro

President, Creative Promotional Partnerships, Inc.

Donald A. Ortale Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Yavitz Executive Director