On Saturday, August 3rd, Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik, along with North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham, the Rev. Marlon Foster, and an officer from North Chicago Police Department, became targets in a dunk tank to help the Exchange Club of North Chicago raise money for scholarships and other community projects. More than $300 was raised to support these valuable causes. Thank you to all who participated and who came out to support!
2013 Dunk the Mayor
|Mayor Kovarik gets ready in the dunk tank.||Mayor Kovarik poses afterwards with the boy who hit the target and dunked her!||Mayor Kovarik's replacement in the dunk tank.|
Pre-Event Promotional Information
(LAKE COUNTY, IL, 07/11/13) - North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham and Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik agree to become open targets in a dunk tank to help the Exchange Club of North Chicago raise money for scholarships and other community projects. The Exchange Club of North Chicago President, Paula Carballido says, “both mayors could not turn down an opportunity to help others, even if it means being in a dunk tank. They are taking the term ‘give back’ to a whole new level.”
The event will take place Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the North Chicago Community Days - 1700 Block of Lewis Avenue, and other guests and city officials will be joining the mayors as they take the plunge for a special cause!
Friends, family, allies and residents should come to the event and attempt to dunk the mayor so that together the community can raise funds. People who are less fond of, dislike, or consider themselves adversaries should be motivated because they'll get great pleasure seeing the mayor drop into the tank! Hit them with your best shot!!! Either way, much needed funds for scholarships will be raised for local students, as well as bettering the community. Students and residents can have bragging rights and say “I dunked my mayor.”
|Exchange_Dunk_Tank_Flyer_08-03-13.pdf ||3.13 MB|