The Village of Oak Brook and The True Patriots Care Foundation will be hosting a Healing Field flag display where 2,976 American Flags will be posted in perfect rows and columns in an awe inspiring tribute to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
There will be 5 days of events and the Village and Foundation are looking for volunteers to help set up and take down the 2,976 flags (along with tying on name cards & ribbons), that will be set up for the Healing Fields. They invite all to attend.
If anyone is interested in volunteering or if you have any questions, please Kathy Koubek at [email protected] or 630-368-8714.
On Sunday, August 6th, Oak Brook Polo Club gave a warm and “kettle drums” welcome to the Kingston Polo Club from Jamaica as they prepared to compete for one of Oak Brook’s oldest (since 1964) and most celebrate trophies –The Drake Challenge Cup. While the match kicked off the start to the “International Polo Series,” it was also the 55th year of Jamaican Independence Day.
The Jamaican team was comprised of Marc Melville (captain -Hcap 2) and players included Jose Laritirigoyen (Hcap 5), Charles Chambers (Hcap 1) and Chris Vangel (Hcap 2 – local and honorary Jamaican). The Oak Brook Team was led by Pamela Flanagan (Hcap 0- substituting for team patron and captain Jim Drury) and included Horacio Onetto (Hcap 4), Tomas Obregon (Hcap 4) and Mariano Gutierrez (Hcap 4).
Jamaica started the 4-chukker match with two goals on handicap however the Oak Brook team didn’t waste any time and immediately made up for it and then some by quickly scoring four goals. The first was by Flanagan, followed by one from Gutierrez. Obregon scored next on an incredible 45 degree cut shot through the north goal and finally Onetto scored the fourth goal for Oak Brook’s lead 4-2.
Oak Brook remained in the driver’s seat for the second chukker shooting in another three quick goals –two in regular running play from Gutierrez and Flanagan and an impressive neck shot goal from Onetto. Jamaica found a few open opportunities, with Laritirigoyen putting in the first field goal before working with Vangel to feed the ball up to Melville who put one in. Vangel also got one through the posts after a good ride off against Obregon. At half-time, Oak Brook held their lead 7-5.
Following the traditional divot stomp, the third chukker began with Oak Brook receiving a penalty 4 which was then converted by Obregon. Melville, on a horse called “Marley” responded with one of his own, then Vangel and finally Laritirigoyen. In the last 30 seconds of play, Onetto launched a nice 75-yard hit up to a perfectly positioned Flanagan who finished off the last 40 yards with a shot between the posts. Oak Brook maintained the lead 10-8.
If the fourth chukker had a theme, it would be “hit and run.” Onetto was the only one to score for Oak Brook while both Melville and Vangel scored one each for Jamaica. Chambers made a valent attempt to match the score but ran out of time. The horn sounded and Oak Brook won the 2017 Drake Challenge Cup 11-10.
The “Best Playing Pony” was awarded to the mare, Lili (owned by Onetto), and “MVP” went to Melville of Jamaica.
Oak Brook Polo’s next two matches in the “International Polo Series” are August 20th against India and September 10th against Great Britain.
2017 marks Oak Brook Polo Club’s 95th season as one of the nation’s oldest polo clubs in operation today and fourth oldest sports property in Chicago. Once considered the “polo capital” of the world Oak Brook was the destination for American Polo players and enthusiasts.
Oak Brook Polo Club is located at 2606 York Road), seventeen miles from downtown Chicago. A variety of ticket options are available at www.oakbrookpoloclub.com. For general information, event scheduling, and parking directions, please call 630.368.5095.
About Oak Brook Polo Club
Founded in 1922 by legendary businessman, Paul Butler, the Oak Brook Polo Club is an American Polo treasure and one of the oldest polo clubs in the United States. It was once the sport’s epicenter for elite professional polo in the United States and served as home to the U.S. Open Polo Championship for twenty-four straight seasons and other prestigious international and national polo tournaments. For decades, the Club has been a popular Sunday tradition and social scene known for entertaining Hollywood celebrities, dignitaries, royalty and Chicago’s distinguished. Today, Oak Brook Polo Club hosts several Sunday matches and continues to attract thousands of fascinated spectators who marvel at the athleticism and majesty of this timeless sport.
DuPagePads is calling all walkers and runners, individuals and families to the 13 Annual Run 4 Home on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00am, beginning at 703 West Liberty in Wheaton. This 10K and 5K CARA and USATF certified course will appeal to serious runners, casual joggers and walkers.
This year we are pleased to introduce two NEW features to our race. The first of which is an all NEW Kids Corner! A shortened 1K course is available along with face painting, games, prizes, magic tricks and more. Secondly, we are introducing a friendly competition…the largest congregation that participates in the race will receive a free ticket for each participant to our Wake Up Your Spirit breakfast on November 8, with keynote speaker Eric Soderholm.
Following the race, attendees are invited to stay for music, refreshments and awards. A handful of the available awards include Top 3 Male/Female Finishers for each age division, Male/Female King of the Hill, Top Fundraising Team and Individual. Online registration is available at www.padsrun.org.
“We are incredibly thankful for our supporters. From our sponsors to attendees and volunteers, all funds raised make an impact on our mission. This year, we are thrilled to announce our Diamond Sponsor, JD Norman Industries, who has amazed us with their generosity,” said Carol Simler, DuPagePads President & CEO.
In addition, other generous sponsors for DuPagePads Run 4 Home include: Exelon Generation, Invesco, Suburban Life Media, Chick-fil-A, Jane Doyle, Ostrander Construction, Ray and Mary Schulte, Tuk Tuk Naperville, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Coldwell Banker, Crowe Horwath, Evergreen Bank Group, Kindred Coffee Roasters, Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co, Jim and Kathy Schlesser, Naperville Running Company, Spraying Systems Co. and the Avery Coonley School.
Sandler Training invites you to learn more about two of their fall events. The first is a hard-hitting Leadership half-day challenge for executives at no cost; the other is a nominal fee for a “Dip your toe in the water” Sandler Experience over the course of a day-long bootcamp for high-performing salespeople, managers and leaders. Both of these events will be hosted at their offices in Naperville. Please see below for more information.
Please Join Us for a New Office Open House August 30, 11 AM – 2 PM
1200 Harger Drive – Suite 421, Oak Brook, IL 60523
SAFEbuilt, one of the region’s largest public private partner, is expanding its services in the greater Oak Brook area. You are invited to tour our new office, meet SAFEbuilt leaders and staff, experience electronic plan review technology, enjoy a complimentary lunch, and enter your name to win prizes.
Our newest facility will be home base for our Midwest area clients and will house our new remote plan review operations. More than 200 SAFEbuilt employees work out of the area; the office is expected to grow over the years and provide 50 potential new jobs.
The Oak Brook office is one of two regional SAFEbuilt offices opening this summer; the second office is in the Denver suburb of Firestone and serves as the north Denver metro regional office.
Oak Brook elected officials, business associations and regional partners are all invited to attend. Parking is available adjacent to the office building.
For event questions, please contact the event host, Steve Nero, Director of Business Development, 312.330.0436, [email protected].