Palatine Park District hosted a Rise & Shine Business Breakfast at Falcon Park Recreation Center on Thursday, March 23 to bring the business community together, thank community partners for their contributions to the District, and to offer networking opportunities. Those in attendance included leaders from community organizations, Downtown Palatine Business Association members, Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce members, Palatine Park District staff and District sponsors and partners.
Gale Cohen-DeMarco, owner of Palatine SportClips, stated, “The appreciation breakfast held by Palatine Park District was a huge success! We got to network with great folks like our Mayor, police and fire department officials, representatives from Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Chamber of Commerce.”
Palatine Park District Executive Director Mike Clark spoke about three ways to get involved with the District: Park Foundation, Partner Program, and Volunteer Program. Clark introduced Park Board of Commissioners in attendance and District staff. “We are thrilled with the participation and support from our community partners,” said Director Clark. “We are a proud member of this great community and continue to seek opportunities to collaborate and facilitate a variety of activities and venues to make Palatine a great place to live, work, and play.”
Clark also spoke on behalf of the Park Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization created to enhance the quality of life and enjoyment of parks and recreation offered by Palatine Park District, noting that the Foundation is currently looking to add new members to the board. In addition, monetary donations to the Palatine Park Foundation give a lasting gift to the community by helping those in need and providing benefits for generations to come. For more information about Palatine Park Foundation, visit palatineparkfoundation.org.
“Our goal in hosting this event is to help facilitate and create lasting community connections,” said Julie Selof, Sponsorship Coordinator for Palatine Park District and organizer of the event. Food was provided by Chick-fil-A-Kildeer, Costco Wholesale, Edible Arrangements, and Spunky Dunkers. Each attendee had the chance to win one of five raffle prizes donated by Arlington International Racecourse, Geiger Promotional Products–Ken Chalmers, Palatine Park District, Photos Hot Dogs, and Windy City Bulls. Palatine Park District giveaways were available for attendees as well.
The District’s Communications and Marketing Manager, Joan Scovic, also sharked a few words, saying, “One of the best parts of my job is having the great pleasure of working in the community where I have lived since the 70’s. And a great part of what makes this community so amazing is the people in this room who choose to live, work, and volunteer here as well.” Enthusiastic individuals, groups of all ages interested in serving the community with their time and talents are always welcome to join the fun of the Park District. For more information about how to get involved as a volunteer, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or contact Volunteer Coordinator Alissa DePue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the conclusion of the event, Selof thanked all in attendance and spoke about the Partner Program that offers over 25 different event, league, and program sponsorships, and four advertising opportunities. For more information about the Partner Program, contact Selof at email@example.com.Back to Home