Come out and join the Downers Grove South Wrestling program and the D99 Hoops Special Olympics Basketball program as they host a Holiday Feast Fundraiser on Sunday, December 2nd in the DGS Cafeteria from 11:30 PM-1:30 PM. Proceeds from the Holiday Feast Fundraiser will go directly to the DGS Wrestling and D99 Hoops Program for the 2018-2019 season. Tickets for the fundraiser are available for purchase below and prices are $5 for children (12 and under) and $10 for Adults (13 and over). The pork, which is donated by the IL Pork Association (IL Pork Association) will be smoked for 48 hours by "smoke master" and D99 Hoops Team 1 Head Basketball Coach Kevin Ahrens. We will also be expanding the menu this year and adding fried chicken to the menu. Additional sides of pork beans, beans, cole slaw, potato salad, chips, mac and cheese, hot dogs (for kids), chips, desserts, and beverages will all be available for the low, low price of $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under). We will make every attempt to stream the NFL games that Sunday, which would include the Chicago Bears game vs. the New York Giants at 12:00 PM. Otherwise, we will be showing highlights from the current and previous seasons of the DGS Wrestling and D99 Hoops programs on the big screen in the cafeteria. This will also be a kick-off to the holiday season so please wear your ugly Christmas sweater to the event.
The DGS Wrestling program consists of approximately 85 student-athletes competing at the Freshmen, JVII/Sophomore, JV, and Varsity level. The DGS Wrestling program has won the West Suburban Conference Gold title in seven of the last eight seasons and has had an All-State wrestler in twelve of the last thirteen seasons. Proceeds from the Holiday Feast Fundraiser will go to providing food (healthy options) bins for the athletes for each of our meets, Varsity trip to Mater Dei Classic in IN, off-season trips/training opportunities including Freestyle/Greco State and the WI Dells Team Duals Camp, and additional awards throughout the season and for our end of the year awards night. The DGS Wrestling program is coached by Sean Lovelace, Jordan Delay, Sean Raddatz, Greg Maloney, Jerry Gates, Tim Noverini, Dan Vida, and Dom Oliveri.
The D99 Hoops program consists of four teams, which compete in the Special Olympics Illinois organization (IL Special Olympics). The 50 plus members (20 student coaches) of the D99 program have a variety of special needs ranging from learning disabilities, physical disabilities, Autism, intellectual disabilities and other areas of need. Each year the D99 Hoops program participates in a full schedule of home and away games which lead up to the IL Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament in which the D99 Hoops Team has been represented in each of the last six seasons, including State Championships in 2014, 2017, 2018 and a runner-up finish in 2015. Proceeds from the Holiday Feast Fundraiser will go towards purchasing new uniforms/warm-ups, new basketballs, and their travel costs associated with the IL Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament which takes place in Normal, IL on the campus of Illinois State University. The D99 Hoops programs are coached by: Kevin Ahrens, Kim Hartsfield, Brett Wolf, Jack Cannon, Michele Geraghty, Patrick Hayes, Arthur Drenth, and Mike DellaMaria.
PURCHASE TICKETSTo purchase tickets for adults and children to the fundraiser on 12/2, please complete the "ADD TO CART" for each of the individuals who will be attending the Holiday Feast Fundraiser. Please purchase tickets for each individual person attending the fundraiser and PRINT YOUR RECEIPT when possible.
We will also accept walk-ups from 11:30 PM-1:30 PM on Sunday, December 2nd for the same price.