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Clearbrook PAL Event Showcases Tastes of Italy

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  • Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson (right) joins Clearbrook President, Carl M. La Mell (center) and PAL Parent, Paul Jochim at the 17th Annual Clearbrook PAL Fundraiser. Clearbrook

    Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson (right) joins Clearbrook President, Carl M. La Mell (center) and PAL Parent, Paul Jochim at the 17th Annual Clearbrook PAL Fundraiser. Clearbrook

 
Clearbrook

On Sunday, March 16, Maggiano's Little Italy at the Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg opened its doors to host the 17th annual Clearbrook's PAL (Partners in Adult Learning) Program fundraiser where friends and family alike were encouraged to "mangia, mangia" while supporting a worthy cause.

This fun-filled afternoon had many new surprises to offer to the 260 people who attended, including a delicious traditional family-style meal with all the Italian trimmings. Guests were treated to appetizers, beverages, a traditional three course family-style meal, including a tiramisu dessert, in addition to the chance to bid on fabulous live and silent auction items.

"We are very grateful to have such a large group of dedicated supporters," said Paul Jochim, PAL Program parent and one of the event organizers. "Through their kindness and generosity, we can continue creating opportunities and opening doors for many years to come."

PAL is a partnership between Clearbrook, Northwest Special Recreational Association, Community Alternatives Unlimited and families of young adults over 18 years of age with developmental disabilities and physical challenges who have graduated out of the school system. PAL offers its participants year round, full-day programming aimed at providing experiences, services and supports that promote lifelong learning and community membership.

For more information about PAL, please contact Paul Jochim at pjochim@aol.com.

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