Monday, April 6, 2009

The Danny Clark Foundation Charity Ball

Country Club Hills Prominent and Linebacker for the New York Giants Danny Clark to Host Inaugural Foundation Event in Chicago

The Danny Clark Foundation Presents the 2009 Charity Ball on April 18, 2009,
Benefiting Under-Serviced Youth

Chicago, IL - Friday, April 3, 2009 -
Chicago’s exquisite are encouraged to join Chicago-area native Danny Clark of the New York Giants for the Danny Clark Foundation Charity Ball. This inaugural celebration will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the River East Art Center in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Guests will enjoy this ‘'Cirque du Lumière” themed event, which means Circus of Lights, featuring beautifully customized acrobats and artists prepared to transform the evening to a fantasy-like atmosphere.

Evening Schedule for April 18

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m -
VIP Meet & Greet Session with the Celebrities – opportunity to mingle, autographs, and photos

8:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. - General Admission: Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, Live Entertainment, Silent & Live Auction – tickets for sporting events, concerts, and many other quality items available for bidding

9:30p.m. to 10:00p.m. - Surprise celebrity guest performance

9:30p.m. to 10:30p.m. - Dinner with your Favorite Celebrity will be auctioned off during the Live Auction

For sponsorship information, please call 510.207.8975 or

Danny Clark, one of Country Club Hills’ local superstars, and a well-known supporter within several communities for underprivileged youth, will host the foundation’s 2009 Charity Gala along with other celebrities from the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans as well as other NFL teams and distinguished Chicago guests - Names such as NFL’s Danny Clark, Israel Idonije, Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka, Steve Smith, Sinorice Moss, Brandon Jacobs, Barry Cofield, David Carr, Ahmad Bradshaw, Marcus Stroud as well as some of Chicago’s favorite Entertainers and celebrities! Additional athletes invited, include New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Ahmad Bradshaw, Fred Robbins, Kevin Boss, CC Brown, Jacobs, Chase Blackburn, Domenik Hixson, Kenny Phillips, Antonio Pierce, David Tyree, Corey Webster, Danny Ware, Gerris Wilkinson; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Derrick Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carey Davis. There will be a special surprise celebrity guest performance!

“I’m excited to host the inaugural 2009 Charity Ball and to have it benefit the Danny Clark Foundation in its efforts with continuing to empower our youth with knowledge and support,” said Clark. We have prepared an event that is unique and creative with pro-athletes and entertainers – all getting involved – and will bring it back each year to the Chicago community. This will be one of many events our Foundation has planned for this year and years to come”.

The Danny Clark Foundation would like to thank the sponsors, including New York Giants, River East Art Center, C&C Event Planning & Mgt., Inc, and Creative Republic for their exemplary efforts for this event. Furthermore the Foundation is proud to acknowledge the following companies who have also shown their support: C-4 Entertainment, Below Zero Design & Print, Inc, Magical Moments Photography, Body Paint Chicago, All 4 U Consulting, R.A.C. Visual, Diamond Bank, On-Site Cigars, Lipton Tea, City of Country Club Hills, The Coca-Cola Company, Hilton Garden Inn, Silverguy Entertainment, Lynfred Winery, Uncle Fun, American Flyers, Zazu Salon & Day Spa, Project 465, Joe Rizza Auto Group, Steve Ledell Photography, Blue Plate Catering, Sweetly Unique Desserts, Levi Strauss & Co., Pocket Puppies, Montopoli Custom Clothiers, Amazing Fun Chicago, Blue Star Jets, JK Financial Planning, Professional Staffing Services, Espresso Express LLC, Steve Liss Photography, Ven Sherrod Photography, The Left Bank, City Soles, Alize, Kehoe Designs, The Body Shop, Zappa's Hair Salon, Girl Friday Inc., Until Then, Bianca Rose, Bombshell Artistry, Silver Guys Entertainment, The Jayel Collection, Inc., David Yurman, Laurie Bloom, The Joynt Chicago, Zed451, Shawn Elliott, The Steve Wilkos Show, and the “Destined Legend”, Leon Rogers.

About The Danny Clark Foundation
The Danny Clark Foundation was founded in 2008 to act as a liaison to under-serviced youth. With the increase in crime, juvenile drug abuse, incarceration and teen pregnancy, it is our desire to provide resources to these youth and their families promoting positive life style changes. The foundation currently focuses its attention on supporting four states, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas and Mississippi.

Danny Clark not only supports the foundation financially, but he is active in his role as president of the foundation, overseeing new projects and discovering ways to support and expand the foundations current outreach. Danny’s passion on the field has only been paralleled in his desire to give back and support the communities which have supported his growth both on and off the field. For more information, please visit