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RISE Awards

NEDSRA is excited to invite you to the RISE Awards (formerly Reach for the Stars)! This brand new take on the classic event will have you celebrating the night away. Join us to recognize the participants, staff, partners, and community supporters that make NEDSRA a family. A delicious buffet dinner will be served beginning at 6pm. Beginning at 7:30pm, we will take our seats for the brand new RISE Award Recognition Ceremony! You can expect an exciting party atmosphere while reliving all of NEDSRA’s best moments of 2023. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. We are also looking for Sponsors for this event! There are new ways to register. Please see the information below:

1. Participants are supervised by NEDSRA Staff members and transportation can be utilized with stops in Villa Park and Wood Dale. Dinner is included. FREE for participants.
Program # – 201101-01
Wood Dale Park District Pickup/Drop-off – 5:30pm/9:30pm
Villa Park Police Station Pickup/Drop-off – 5:30pm/9:30pm


2. Participants can register for FREE. Staff supervision and transportation are not provided with this option. Participants are expected to attend with a family member or friend, and/or have the ability to be independent throughout the evening. Dinner is included.


3. Family & Community Members are encouraged to attend. Tickets, including dinner, are $50 each.


4. Sponsor the event: Awards $75 – Giveaways $200 – Entertainment $400 – Table $500


Question? Call or email us at the NEDSRA Office 630.620.4500 or             

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