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Sat, Oct 14 - Sun, Oct 15 2017

steppin with soul with Glenn Jones Howard Hewitt,

Genesis Convention Center, Gary, Indiana, United States Genesis Convention Center, Gary, Indiana, United States

  • About the event

    I PUT TOGETHER A SERIOUS OF EVENTS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS TO GENERATE AWARNESS TO SOCIAL ISSSUES AMONG FAMILIES THAT ARE UNDER STRUGGLING IN TODAYS ECONOMIC SETUP. MOST OF MY EVENTS ARE THEME BASED SUCH AS TOY DRIVES DURING CHRISTMAS. WE HAVE DONE SHOE DRIVES  AND FOOD DRIVES...  MY EVENTS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL OVER THE YEARS . IVE BEEN ABLE TO GAIN A FOLLOWING . RECENT EVENTS HAVE GROWN FROM 15 PEOPLE  TO OVER 1,OOO. THESE EVENTS ARE GROWN AND MATURE CROWD 35YRS UP. USUALLY HELP IN A ITIMATE SETTING VENUE BALLROOM STYLE SERVED WITH BUFFET STYLE DINNER OPTION. GUEST ENJOY A EVENING OF DANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT WITH SOME THE HOTTEST ARTIST ALONG WITH UP AND COMMING LOCAL TALENT. SINCE OUR EVENTS HAVE GROWN OVER THE YEARS WE DECIDED TO MOVE TO A LARGER VENUE . WE MOVING THE EVENT TO THE GENIES CONVENTION CENTER IN GARY INDIANA A 5,000 SEAT VENUE.IT IS WITH THIS WE WANT TO DO BIGGER EVENTS AND NOW DONATE A PORTION OF OUR PROCEEDS TO CHARITY AND SCHOOLS . WITH THIS CURRENT EVENT OCTOBER 14 WE PLAN TO DONATE TO CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL ( EDGAR ALLEN POE CLASSICAL SCHOOL. IT HAS BEEN NOTED IN THE MEDIA THAT SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE BEING CUT SUCH AS SPANISH , ART , MUSIC ,ETC OTHER ENRICHMENT COURSES THAT AID OUR CHILDREN IN THERE DEVELOPMENT. IN ORDER TO COMPETE AROUND THE WORLD TO FIND CURES EDUCATION MUST BE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR US ALL SO I CHOOSE TO TAKE ON THE CHALLANGE TO OFFSET BUDGET CUTS TO SAVE SOME OF THE PROGRAMS AND STAFF JOBS . LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND . POE CLASSICAL HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE CHICAGO FOR OVER 20YEARS MAINTAINING A LEVEL OF HIGH STANDARD BEING A SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT SCHOOL SOME OF BRIGHTEST YOUNG MINDS ATTEND. SO IM DEDICATED TO HELPING DOING MY PART TO GIVE BACK. WE ALSO RECONIZE OUR VETERANS . THESE MEN AND WOMAN HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY PERSERVED OUR FREEDOM FAULT WARS SOME EVEN HAVE LOST LEGS , ARMS  SOME SUFFERING FROM POST DEPRESSION THAT TURNS INTO SUBSTANCES ABUSE. WE WILL BE DONATING FUNDS FROM THIS EVENT TO  THE JESSIE BROWN VETRAN'S HOSPITAL 9 NORTH .AS WITH THE SCHOOLS FUNDING HAS BEEN CUT. WE OWE IT TO THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH. ITS SHAMEFUL THAT FEDERAL CUT FUNDING . ITS OUR GOAL TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR CAUSE HOPEFULLY WE CAN OFFSET SOME OF THE CUTS IF NOT ALL WITH THE SUCCESS OF OUR EVENTS AND YOUR HELP WE CAN MAKE DIFFERENCE.

    Why should you sponsor?

    I HAVE A PASION FOR SERVICE AND I ACCEPT A CALL TO ACTION TO HELP...ITS ALWAYS NICE TO MAKE MONEY FROM THESE EVENTS BUT GIVEN BACK MAKING A DIFFERNCE MEANS THE MOST . I  FEEL IM LEAVING A LEGACY SOMETHING MY CHILDREN WILL SEE AND DO THE SAME.IVE MADE A SMALL DIFFERNCE IN THE LIVES OF A FEW NOW I WANT TO GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND MAKE GREATER DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS WITH YOUR HELP.


    LEON BENFORD

    Leon Benford 

    48yrs old

    father of 4 & proud grandpa of 1 special little girl

    founder of WINDY CITY FEVER RADIO 2013

    FORMER POLICE OFFICER ( CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY ( PUBLIC HOUSING)

    CURRENTLY CHIEF OF SECURITY & DEAN OF STUDENTS @ EDGAR ALLEN POE CLASSICAL SCHOOL IN CHICAGO IL.

     

    I STARTED DOING THESE EVENTS AROUND THE CITY FOR THE JOY OF MUSIC AND GETTING PEOPLE TOGETHER HAVING A GOOD TIME. AS TIME WENT ON I NOTICE AS MY EVENTS GREW I THOUGHT WHY NOT USE MY PLATFORM TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE. SO I PUT TOGETHER A TOY DRIVE WITH MY FORMER DEPARTMENT MEMBERS  OF CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE WERE ABLE TO DONATE OVER 350 TOYS TO DEPARTMENT AND CHILDREN FAMILY SERVICE. I MUST SAY I FELT GOOD. I TOOK THAT MOMENT AS A CALL TO ACTION . I VE DONE EVENTS WHERE I ASKED GUEST TO BRING GENTLY WORN OR NEW SHOES AND DONATED THEM TO SOULS FOR SOULES FOUNDATION TO HELP PEOPLE IN 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES. WE DONE OTHER SUCH EVENTS.BUT MORE IMPORTANT IVE ALWAYS DONE THESE EVENTS OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE. ITS  MY GOAL WITH YOUR HELP I CAN DO MORE ITS HAS BECOME MY PASSION.

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  • 501-1000 attendees expected


    41% Male Attendees


    59% Female Attendees

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