Chicago Night!

USAFA welcomed the Northern Illinois Parent Club this past Saturday with their 9th Annual Chicago Night.

Fun Fact: This State Night started it all and is the longest running one. Over the years we're so happy to see other States joining in and giving a little piece of home to their Cadets!



The Parent Club had 19 adult volunteers travel to USAFA to work the event. Which included 3 cars AND a trailer full of goodies that made the 1,000 mile trip to Colorado Springs for the event last Saturday night.

Photo Credit: Northern Illinois Parent Club
                      Photo Credit: Northern Illinois Parent Club

Each Cadet was given a goodie bag with the Worlds Finest Chocolate, M&M Mars Candy and Skittles. 

32 of the 50 current member Cadets attended the event plus an additional 25 Illinois cadets and they ended up serving a total of 202 people for the evening.

The food served for the evening consisted of a ton of Giordano's Deep Dish Pizza, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Italian Beef, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beef Brisket, and Chopped Salad. But let's not forget dessert! They had Portillo's Famous Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake, and Cookies too!








During the dinner a bunch of prizes were raffled off - here's a list of all of the prizes that Cadets won!

Canon EOS Rebel Digital Camera

White Sox Baseball Lower Box Tickets - 2

Chicago Wolves Hockey Tickets -2

Logitech Webcam

Lettuce Entertain You Gift Cards

Chicago White Sox - hats, shirts, cooler, socks

Chicago Bears Cornhole Game

Chicago Cubs Champsionship T-shirts

Chicago Bears Signed Photo

Chicago Bulls Yearbook

Moretti's Ristorante Gift Card

Miller's Ale House Gift Certificates

Bull Dog Ale House Gift Certificates

AMC Movie Vouchers

Portillo's Chocolate Cake

Chicago Based DVD's





Throughout the evening they were entertained with a Chicago Movie, Sports Highlights, and clips from the Chicago Air and Water Show.

           Photo Credit: Northern Illinois Parent Club        Photo Credit: Northern Illinois Parent Club

Then at each table they had a Chicago Movie Word Find game that they could complete. And for more prize winning opportunities the Cadets got to participate in several games including the Bozo Buckets, Heads or Tails, Cornhole, and a Best Twist and Shout Dance game.




                            Photo Credit: Northern Illinois Parent Club


We also want to thank Ed Galvin and Cathy Jostes from the NIPC for sending us pictures that they took before and during the event as well!

To view the rest of the pictures taken at Chicago Night go to; Galleries - Extracurricular - Special Events. Pictures start on page 74. Or click the link below. 

Chicago Night!

To view the rest of the pictures provided to us by the Northern Illinois Parent Club click here! Pictures from the Parents start on page 78, starting with the 15th picture on the page.