Tickets are on sale now for the American Red Cross Evening of Stars Celebration! Two-time NFL Pro Bowl player, Walter Payton Man of the Year Award recipient and finalist on America’s Got Talent, Jon Dorenbos will be the special guest and keynote speaker at the 27th annual event Wednesday, November 9 at the Brown Ballroom on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and participants will be treated to a special performance of Dorenbos sharing his incredible life story and encouraging message via mind-blowing, world class magic. Click here to check out some of his performances.
Visit EOS22.givesmart.com to purchase tickets or to participate as a sponsor – limited quantities are available! General admission is $200 per ticket, which includes dinner and Dorenbos’ magic performance. The Red Carpet Experience is $750 for a pair of tickets to the VIP reception, dinner and Dorenbos’ magic performance.
Dorenbos played 14 seasons in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl twice with the Philadelphia Eagles. He displayed his skills as a magician while competing in America’s Got Talent, making it to the finals and placing third out of tens of thousands of competitors. From there, Dorenbos put his talent on display as a guest on Ellen, a platform where he would go on to release his book, Life is Magic. He describes the book as a road map for quieting self-doubts and choosing happiness.
“I can’t wait to be there with you, as we celebrate a night together for a great cause,” said Dorenbos. “The American Red Cross is an organization that puts a high priority on helping others, and I am glad to have the opportunity to be a part of it, during Evening of Stars. I look forward to sharing my story and providing some entertainment through magic, in the process. See you there!”
Funds raised in support of this event help the Red Cross provide critical services throughout the region, including: disaster response, blood donation, training services and support to our military members and their families.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RedCrossIL.