What to Expect at the 2019 Goombay Bash

Hello All Goombayers!

We are very excited for our 19th Annual Goombay Bash! To help make your night even better, I wanted to reach out to you and personally share with you some highlights of the evening and ways you can help us make this the best Goombay Bash yet!!

1. Attire

The Goombay Bash is a casual celebration. Catch the Caribbean spirit and wear your Hawaiian shirts, sundresses, shorts and sandals!

2. Parking

Arrive early to ensure parking. Valet is available for all guests starting at 2:30pm until the reserve spots are filled. Doors open at 5:00pm. This will also give you ample time to peruse our amazing silent auction and enjoy the incredible views of Chicago's skyline from Navy Pier. Our Welcome Program begins at 7:00pm and full program begins at 8:15pm.

Print out your parking pass.
Parking Pass

3. Guest Buses

The guest bus will leave from the corner of Madison and Harris in LaGrange at 4:00pm to get down to Navy Pier. The bus will leave from Navy Pier at 10:45pm to return home.

4. Registration

No physical tickets will be needed for the event. All guest's names are registered on the guest list. Table assignments will be given when you arrive.

5. Opportunities to Give

There are many opportunities to help us fundraise to find a cure for cancer during the evening, including:
  • Live Auction
  • Paddle Raiser
  • Silent Auction
  • Best of Live Raffle
  • Balloon Raffle
  • Grand Raffle
  • $10 for $10,000 sunglasses

6. Special Guests

Special guests for the evening include Otis Wilson of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl team, George Wendt, "Norm" from television's Cheers. Celebrity Emcees; Pete McMurray, WGN Radio Personality, and Andrea Darlas, WGN TV & Radio Personality. We may also have a few surprise guests join us... you just never know who is going to stop by.

7. Food Stations

  • An authentic Caribbean Pig Roast
  • Salad Station featuring a Caribbean Green Salad, Jamaican Summer Salad and more
  • A slider station featuring mini cheeseburgers, jerk chicken sliders and more
  • Island taco station featuring a pork curry tostada, and a Jamaican jerk chicken taco
  • Cuban station featuring Cuban sandwiches
  • Our famous shrimp tower & carving stations
  • AND to top it all off...Andy's Frozen Custard!

Vegan and/or vegetarian options will be available at all stations. 

Download the Full Goombay Bash Event Guide

GOOMBAY my friends!

I am honored and humbled to have you join me at the 19th Annual Goombay Bash. I am SO proud of the hard work of the H Foundation Board and we are excited to see each and every one of you Saturday night... I KNOW this will be the best Goombay Bash yet! Don't forget, doors open at 5:00pm and you won't want to miss the start of the program at 7:00pm.


Posted July 22, 2019 at 12:43 PM

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