October 4, 2023

Celebrate 20 Years of ALTSO at Rocktoberfest-Chicago on October 5th with Sponsors Shure + OpenBet

Join A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) and the Chicago financial community on October 5th at ALTSO’s 12th Annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago for a night of music and meaningful impact. This year’s event marks a significant milestone in ALTSO’s journey, commemorating the support of their dedicated community of advocates and the 22,000+ children served. Tickets are available here. Special thanks to Guest Experience Sponsor, ADM Investor Services.  

THE DETAILS: Join ALTSO on October 5 at City Winery (1200 W Randolph Street, Chicago).

Attendees will enjoy access to an open bar, passed appetizers, dinner stations, and live music on two stages performed by leaders from the financial services industry. In addition to the fantastic music and philanthropic opportunities, Rocktoberfest will feature an on-site raffle, a special tasting in the VIP Room for sponsors and musicians, and a Photo Booth, sponsored by Team Belvedere. Tickets are on sale until Thursday at 12:00 PM CT, after which they will be available at the door for $250.

THE MUSIC: #RockForGood with your peers and 12 bands.

Thursday’s entertainment lineup boasts rock performances by your favorite clients, colleagues, and friends, including ALTSO All Stars Chicago, August Son, Blue Sky Highway, Matthew Scharpf’s Strangers and Saints, Oddsmakers + Ginger, The Operators, ALTSO All Stars London, BandChain, Blankety, Hive of Scum and Villainy, Monet Rue, and Rock Island Line.

THE IMPACT: Celebrating 22,000 CoolKids served and rocking to help those who still wait.

An astonishing 9 in 10 children living with disabilities in the developing world cannot afford treatment; event proceeds will help change that. Mobility empowers ALTSO’s CoolKids with independence and opens the doors to education and a brighter future. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to make a difference by participating in ALTSO’s signature fundraising campaign, GLOW. By donating to provide a specific mobility treatment -- a pair of crutches ($60), custom orthotic braces ($100), Joshi prosthetic limb ($250), or an appropriately fitted wheelchair ($500) – donors will receive a glowstick to light up the night. Special thanks to Exclusive GLOW sponsor, OCC. 

Guests are encouraged to explore the event’s impact installations: a captivating 20 Year Timeline; CoolKid portraits, sponsored by Exclusive Impact Sponsors, OpenBet and Shure; and an interactive listening booth experience. These installations will guide guests to understanding the difference mobility makes in the lives of ALTSO’s CoolKids and their families.

THE WORD ON THE STREET: Sponsored by 16 Industry Leaders in Chicago

“We take great pride in our continued sponsorship of Rocktoberfest,” said Cathryn Lai, Chief Commercial Officer at OpenBet. “This event offers us a remarkable platform to make a meaningful impact while fostering connections amongst our employees and the Chicago community. Our team is looking forward to this year's event."

Chris Schyvinck, President and CEO at Shure said, "At Rocktoberfest, we're rocking for a purpose. It's an honor to sponsor Rocktoberfest and contribute to this transformative journey toward a more inclusive society for children living with disabilities."

"The mission of ALTSO, providing mobility aids to children in emerging countries is truly life-changing for them, and improves the world we are all a part of," said Shane Stiles, President of Financial Services and Technology firm Gate 39 Media. "To be able to support this mission, with friends and peers in financial services gathering to perform, sing and dance at Rocktoberfest is simply magical."

"We proudly support ALTSO and their efforts to help children who would otherwise be left behind,” said David Lyon, Co-Founder & CEO at Sound Advice. “Accessibility and inclusivity serve as guiding principles that steer every facet of our work at Sound Advice."

Sponsoring alongside ADM Investor Services, Shure, OpenBet, Team Belvedere, OCC, Gate 39 Media, and Sound Advice are: ABN Amro Clearing, ARB Trading Group, Barchart, Cboe, CME Group, KRM22, Prime Trading, Wedbush, and DV Trading. 

For details on ALTSO’s 20th Annual Rocktoberfest-NYC, to be held on October 19th at Hard Rock Cafe, visit our website

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