Firework-inspired chandeliers and colorful floral centerpieces evoked childhood wonder as more than 350 guests entered the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel’s (221 N. Columbus) Atlantic Ballroom June 2. During the 68th summer fundraiser, attendees danced beneath purple lights to music by the Gold Coast All Stars. Later, chairman and owner of the Chicago Cubs Tom Ricketts auctioned off a “Go Cubs Go!” package, complete with tickets in the owners’ seats and on-field photo ops after a home game. Co-chaired by Aimee Gray and Robin Loewenberg Tebbe, the ball raised $2 million in support of BGCC, which serves 2,000 youth each day.
Get involved: When school’s out, the BGGC brings summer camp programs in, open to all its current and future members. Find a club near you at Bgcc.org.
Photos by Robert Carl