FRIENDS OF THE IDF RAISES OVER $110,000 AT “GUYS NIGHT OUT"


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FIDF’s Central Region Lends Timely Support for Israel’s Soldiers in Annual Chicago Fundraiser

Chicago, IL, July 14 – The Chicago Jewish community came together last week to support the men and women of Israel’s army, at the annual “Guys Night Out” event hosted by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).

With Israel’s security very much on their minds, “Guys Night Out” participants raised over $110,000 for wellbeing programs benefiting the men and women of the IDF. The annual event allows local FIDF supporters to connect for a good cause, while sampling fine cigars, top-shelf bourbon, BBQ and casino-style gaming, at the Dana Hotel’s Vertigo Sky Lounge overlooking downtown Chicago. The event was co-chaired by Tom Kane and Louis Paster.

“Now more than ever, as supporters of the Jewish State, we must come together to contribute to the wellbeing of the brave heroes of Israel’s army, who are risking their lives to protect our ancestral homeland,” said Tom Kane, FIDF Central Region President and “Guys Night Out” Co-Chair. “The soldiers on the front lines need to know we have their backs.”

“We are thrilled with the turnout from last week’s event, and are committed to continuing our efforts in providing ongoing opportunities for IDF supporters in the Central Region to play their part for this crucial cause,” he added.

Attached please find photos from the event. Photo credit: Eddie Bonneau
Photo #1 – Dan Hyman, FIDF Central Region Chairman; Tamir Oppenheim, FIDF Midwest Region Executive Director.
Photo #2 – Louis Paster, FIDF Central Region Board Member & Guys Night Out Co-Chair; Tom Kane, FIDF Central Region President & Guys Night Out Co-Chair.
Photo #3 – Louis Paster, FIDF Central Region Board Member & Guys Night Out Co-Chair; Monty Wambold, and Steve Putzel.

About Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF):
FIDF was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing and supporting educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the heroic men and women of the IDF. Today, FIDF has more than 120,000 loyal supporters, and 15 regional offices throughout the U.S. and Panama. FIDF proudly offers its support to the IDF soldiers and their families through a variety of unique and innovative programs. These opportunities reinforce the vital bond between the communities in the United States, the soldiers of the IDF, and the State of Israel. For more information, please visit: www.fidf.org.

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