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    March 19, 2019
    Supporting Local Non-Profits Through Cocktails, Live Music and a Good Time
    PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. – March 19, 2019 – The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club will host “Cocktails for a Cause” on April 6 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. with LifeLine Pilots as the beneficiary.
    For each drink purchased (beer, wine, mixed drink or non-alcoholic beverage), guests receive one vote that they may cast that night for their local non-profit of choice. The local non-profit with the most votes at the end of the night will be invited to the IVY Club to be the beneficiary of Cocktails for a Cause and will receive a portion of next month's proceeds.
    “Through the generosity of volunteer pilots, LifeLine Pilots facilitates free air transportation for children and adults with medical and humanitarian needs,” said Andy Zich, Board Chair for LifeLine Pilots. “We have scheduled more than 8,000 missions serving patients living in 10 states and the financial contributions provided through Cocktails for a Cause assures our continued growth and helps facilitate future missions.”
    Cocktails for a Cause is sure to be fun time. During the winter months, the event will take place inside with live music with Black Velvet performing from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in April. When the summer comes, the event will move outside for supporters to enjoy the music and dancing from the patio overlooking the Illinois River.
    “Once a month, the IVY Club is opening the doors to non-members who want to support their favorite local non-profits,” said Nicole Roberts, Coordinator of Cocktails for a Cause. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help raise awareness of local non-profits that are doing great work within our community and beyond.”
    “The IVY Club is a boating and social club that has a long-standing history of supporting local non-profits. Twenty-eight local non-profits were voted on in March and we look forward to supporting a different non-profit each month,” said Mike Ford, IVY Club Commodore. “We are excited to host Cocktails for a Cause to further our member’s support of the local non-profits that matter to them and to introduce more people to the fun we have at the IVY Club.”
    FAQS about Cocktails for a Cause and pictures from previous events can be found at http://www.ivyclub.org/cocktails-for-a-cause/.
    About the IVY Club
    The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club was founded in 1907, and is descended from several earlier clubs: the Peoria Boat Club (1877); the Peoria Canoe Club (1885); and the Peoria Yacht Club (1895). A not-for-profit organization, the Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club is a beautiful, historic boating and social organization located on the Illinois River. With a deep harbor, sailing crews, swimming pool, and swim team, the IVY Club is a haven for boaters and their friends for over a century. The majestic Club House and panoramic view of the harbor create the perfect ambiance for lasting memories.  
    For more information, visit http://www.ivyclub.org or connect with the IVY Club on social media at https://www.facebook.com/IVYClubPeoria/ and https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/24413527/illinois-valley-yacht-and-canoe-club-ivy-club/.
    About LifeLine Pilots
    LifeLine Pilots was founded by Wanda Whitsitt in 1981, after attaining her pilot’s license at the age of 48. She started this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization out of her garage in Champaign, Illinois until December 1998 when a permanent office was created at Byerly Aviation (PIA), in Peoria, Illinois. LifeLine Pilots facilitates free air transportation for children and adults with medical and humanitarian needs. For more information, please visit https://lifelinepilots.org/.
    Nicole Roberts, Coordinator & Board Member