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MEDIA ALERT: Lakefront Cruise for Chicago Residents with Special Needs

Chicago Yacht Club
400 East Monroe St. | Chicago, IL 60603
Wednesday June 6, 2018
Tracy Gladden
Communications Director
(312) 861-7772

Chicago Yacht Club Hosting Cruise for Residents with Special Needs
Sponsored by Wintrust

Tuesday, June 19th
11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Chicago Yacht Club - 400 E. Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60603

Good Shepherd Manor, Helping Hands Rehabilitation, Misercordia, St. Mary of Providence and Chicago Yacht Club. Sponsored by Wintrust

Chicago Yacht Club will host more than 150 guests with special needs from Good Shepherd Manor, Helping Hands Rehabilitation, Misericordia and St. Mary of Providence in a parade-style cruise of 20 boats on Chicago's lakefront. The Chicago Fire Department will bring out its boat to shoot a fountain of water off the end of Navy Pier that is circled by the guest boats creating a photo moment.

Arrangements may be made in advance to have press on the boats.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

11:15 A.M.: Lunch is served
11:45 P.M.: Boarding process begins
12:15 P.M.: Boats depart on parade through Monroe Harbor to Adler Planetarium
1:00 P.M.: Boats arrive at Navy Pier and the fire boat will shoot its water cannon (availability pending)

ABOUT WINTRUST: Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of approximately $28 billion focused on providing service- based community banking to each and every customer through fifteen community banking subsidiaries and over 150 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market area.

Founded in 1875, the Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. Its mission is to encourage, promote, and develop knowledge, participation, and enjoyment of all aspects of yachting. To that end, the Club hosts many world class competitions, including its signature Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac and numerous North American and World Championships. The Club is also recognized as a leader in sailing education, with one of the largest junior sailing programs in the United States. The Club is home to more than 1400 members, including a winning America’s Cup skipper, Olympic medalists and hopefuls, and outstanding boaters of all types, from ages 4 to 104. The Club offers year-round activities for its diverse membership at two locations on the city’s shoreline, at Monroe and Belmont Harbors. Learn more at chicagoyachtclub.org