Record crowd celebrated ‘Rockin’ Family Event

The sounds of children laughing, splashing, dancing, running, and rejoicing echoed throughout the Highland Park Recreation Center at The Rory David Deutsch Foundation Family Event in October. With the theme, “Rockin’ Under the Stars: A Family Exercise in Hope and Help,” this evening of food and fun, games and prizes, exercise and entertainment drew nearly 800 people and raised close to $400,000 for The Foundation. “Quite simply, it was an amazing event,” said Robin Baba, who once again partnered with Beth Conen as co-chair of the event. “This was one of our largest turnouts, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.” When they were not joining their children in fun-filled games and activities, parents were swept up in the excitement of the event’s raffle and live auction. Raffle prizes included a laptop computer, a Vespa, his and her Hermes watches, and, the Grand Prize, a 2006 Toyota Scion. At the end of this celebration, everyone gathered outside of the Highland Park Recreation Center for a spectacular fireworks show. It was the culmination of an event filled with stars…paying tribute to a bright star that continues to shine in their lives.

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