Illinois Brews at Bowes Creek


Was Held on September 9, 2017

 We'd like to thank our sponsors and raffle prize donors for their support in making this event successful! A big thank you to everyone who attended and purchased raffle tickets! You are all providing the opportunity for more children to participate in recreational programming. This year's proceeds will benefit 215 youth.

 All proceeds benefit the Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

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The Youth Scholarship Fund is used to provide recreational opportunities for children whose families cannot afford to have them participate.

Photos from the 2017 Event - view more photos at the Illinois Brews website.

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2017 Event Sponsors

Presented by:

Elgin Parks and Recreation Foundation


Porter's Pub


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Blaines Farm & Fleet

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Fox Valley Opthalmology

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Shales McNutt Construction

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Mueller CPA

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F.H. Paschen

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First Federal Savings Bank

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Marc Kresmery Construction LLC

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Trout Park Baseball

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Team Reil

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Toll Brothers

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3D Design Studio

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Silverado Home Brew Club


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If you'd like to sponsor this event, contact Randy Reopelle at 847-931-6127 or email to

Download PDF of sponsor levels

Raffle Prizes

BASKET Number MerchantItems

Maroon Mania BASKET Number 1Elgin High School2 free enrollments to volleyball summer camp 2018; golf balls, etc. and Spirit Wear Basket

Green Wave BASKET Number 2

Saint Edward High SchoolSpirit Wear Basket

Dutch Inn Elgin$100 Gift Card

Woodman's$50 Gift Card

Magic Waters2 Admissions to Water Park

Larkin Royals BASKET Number 3Larkin High School Athletic Department and Larkin BoostersSeason Pass for 2 admissions: Upstate Eight Conference and Spirit Wear Basket

South Elgin Storm BASKET Number 4South Elgin High SchoolCertificates: Free entry to volleyball camp (boys or girls); 2 free entries to summer running camp; Spirit Wear Basket

Eat Around Elgin BASKET Number 5Arabica Café$20 Gift Card, 1 hot/cold drink holder with straw, and 1 coffee mug

Blue Box CaféGift Cards (3 at $15 ea.)

Café RomaGift Certificate

Danny's Pizza2 Gift Certificates ($25 ea.)

Elgin Public House Restaurant and Pub3 Gift Certificate ($10 ea.)

Grumpy Goat Tavern6 Gift Certificates ($10 ea.)

In The Neighborhood Deli and Café4 Gift Cards ($10 ea.)

Jimmy's CharhouseGift Card

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria$25 Gift Card

Moretti's Ristorante and PizzeriaGift Certificate

Toom Toom Thai Restaurant2 Gift Certificates ($15 ea.)

Village Squire / Rookies / Alexander'sGift Card

Fun and Games BASKET Number 6Mama Lee's2 Gift Card ($15 ea.)

Challenge AcceptedEscape Room for 8 people

Epic Air4 coupons for 1 hr. jump time, plus mood color changing water bottle, concession coupons, wristbands, pen/pencil and tatoos

CentreBirthday Party Package - The Centre

Outdoor Pools - Elgin Parks and Recr.2018 Family Pool Pass: Wing and Lords Park Family Aquatic Centers (up to 4 family members-same address) VALUE - $190/Res; $290/NR

Second City2 tickets to Second City's Resident stages

Second City2 tickets to Second City Performance in Up Comedy Club

Flying High BASKET Number 7Crawford, Pat; Elgin Parks and Rec Foundation Chair30-Minute Helicopter Ride; 1 or 2 passengers w/combined weight no more than 300 lbs. Departs from The Landings Airport, Huntley, IL

Ace Hardware ElginYETI Cooler

Nightmare on Chicago Street (special event)Nightmare on Chicago Street event, October 21, 6-11 p.m.: Entry for up to four (4) people Tickets, logo'd lanyard, and four (4) graphic Nightmare t-shirts

LagunitasCase of Beer, Glasses, T-shirt, coasters, bottle opener, posters

Revolution Brewery$50 Pub Card

Lakefront BreweryTwelve 12-oz bottles American Red Ale

Sports Nut BASKET Number 8Chicago Wolves2 Free Tickets

Kane County Cougars2 reserved seat tickets/2018 season

NIU4 Football Game Tickets

Northwestern University4 Football Game Tickets (Non0Conference)

Chicago Professional Sports AutographsBears, Blackhawks, Cubs, Fire, White Sox

Main Event$25 Gift Card

Pinstripes$25 Gift Card

Windy City Bulls4 - 100 Level Tickets

Eastside Recreation CenterSport Birthday Party Package

Rockford IceHogs4 Tickets

Top Golf$50 Gift Card

Get Away Number 1 BASKET Number 9Courtyard Marriott1 night stay

Disney World4 One Day Hopper Passes

A Beautiful You BASKET Number 10Fox Valley OpthamologyGift Basket

Lifetime Health and Wellness2 Certificates each for 1 hr. therapy massage

Fitness Membership at The CentreSILVER annual, individual, membership

Spa Bleu2 $25 Gift Cards

Joffrey Ballet2 Tickets

Salon CoutureGift card

Golf Around Elgin BASKET Number 11Golf Around ElginBCCC 4-some with golf car; Highlands 4-some with golf car; Wing Park Golf 4-some with golf cart

Wine and Fun BASKET Number 12Coopers HawkLux Wine Tasting for 4

Lyndfred WineryWine Tasting for 6 Adults

Nightmare on Chicago Street (special event)Nightmare on Chicago Street event, October 21, 6-11 p.m.: Entry for up to four (4) people Tickets, logo'd lanyard, and four (4) graphic Nightmare t-shirts

Staff Wine Basket2015 Cabernet Sauvignon/by Chateua St Jean (BL)

Brookfield Zoo6 General Admissions, parking pass, 6 Hamill passes and 6 Carousel passes

Paintball Explosion10 Free Admissions

Fine Dining BASKET Number 13Porter's Pub5-course meal with beer pairings

Fox Valley OpthamologyBCBG Sunglasses and two (2) copper mule mugs

Get Away Number 2 BASKET Number 14Sprinkles CupcakesDozen Cupcakes

ChipotleDinner for 2

Bluegeen Vacations2 Night Stay