First Step Youth Foundation
annual Black Tie Gala & Awards Ceremony

Join us on Friday, August 24, 2018, for an evening honoring our young men who have made tremendous strides in the program.
We will award our players and coaches on their accomplishments amassed during the 2017-18 season. 

South Shore Cultural Center
7059 South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649

Our season was dedicated to Zena "Zeke" Upshaw, an original member of our first team. We believe that individual effort toward group success is the highest level of overall achievement and it is for what you do for others that is most truly honored. Zeke shared in this philosophy and it showed every day of his life.

This unique gala experience will include red carpet arrivals, classic cuisine and a ceremonial awards program. Derrick Young of CBS Chicago Channel 2 News, will return as our Master of Ceremonies.

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Derrick Young

CBS Chicago Channel 2 News