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Friends of HE Parks Foundation hosting two fundraisers

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Submitted by the Hoffman Estates Park District

Money will be raised for the Friends of HE Parks Foundation at two events next month.

The Chicago Soul FC will donate $4 to the foundation from every ticket sold for their game against the Rochester Lancers at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. Tickets can be purchased at using the promo code HEPD.

The foundation is also hosting a Girl Friends Night Out fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at First Place Sports Bar, 1736 W. Algonquin Road in Hoffman Estates. Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. That includes two hours of open bar, a dinner buffet, a goody bag for the first 50 women and a chance to win prizes.

The foundation funds a bus that transports low-income families to community events. It also raises money to enroll children in park district programs if their families can't afford it. For information and sponsorship opportunities, call Peg Kusmierski at (847) 310-3617 or email