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PFLI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses sports to help at-risk youth develop healthy relationships and learn essential life lessons. For us, it's not just about winning, it's about empowerment: the power to live a positive lifestyle, the power to treat others with respect, and the power to make responsible choices. Every day, we're reminding these kids that they're not victims of circumstances - they're contenders.

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Join us for Play for Life International’s (PFLI) largest fundraiser of the year, the Sixth Annual Season Opener: The Best of the Ball Park. Four of Chicago’s hottest chefs to face-off in the Best of the Ball Park cooking contest, creating their own twist on ball park fare. Guests will be able to sample each chef’s creation, and, at the end of the night, one chef will be crowned The Best of the Ball Park.

Your ticket will get you into the Sixth Annual Season Opener, where you can sample appetizers, enjoy tastings from all competing chefs, an open-bar, live music and more. This great event will take place at Newberry Library, May 3rd, 2013, from 6:30-10:30pm.


Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing!

Tickets are available now: 

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Help us change a child's life:

  • Make a donation - large or small,
    anything can help
    Donate online now at JustGive
  • Volunteer your time - meet our kids
    and make a difference
  • Contribute baseball equipment - new or
    gently used

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