ChiditaPROM 2013 Results

Ladies of ChiditaProm 2013Last week’s Prom was a night of dancing, big hair, and 80′s flair. It was certainly a night to remember. Thank You CHIditaroders for coming to Rodder High’s “A Rod’ To Remember” 80’s ChiditaProm. This was our first-ever all-racer, all-volunteer, all-participant fundraiser. It was a smashing success, raising $3,902.65* for The CHIditarod Foundation!

Photos? You want photos? Gnarly. Check out the Official Prom Photo gallery by Rodder High photographer Justin Goh. The RedEye got into the spirit, too. Here’s their prom gallery by photographer Hilary Higgins.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated items for our prize drawing! There was some really amazing items. There were 162 of you who braved the cold to party down with us in massive style. It was definitely a night to remember. As promised, here are totals for each team that fundraised by selling tickets and donating items to the prize drawing. Each open bar prom ticket cost $35. $20 of each ticket went directly to the bar, netting a total of $15 fundraised per ticket. Open Bar tickets cost $20 and 100% of that amount goes towards fundraising. The amounts below are the ticket sales (minus the cost to the bar) combined with the amount of funds raised in the prize drawing.

The Derailers – $560
Action Squad – $405
The Bathing Beauties – $155
I Fucking Love Cake – $96
Something Like That – $95
Wigs Jacked For Jesus – $75
Hobo Q – $66
Mustachios – $45
3 Girls, A Stache, and a Tail, 7th Edition – $45
The Sunnyside Girls – $45
The Exceptional Children – $40
Who’s Your Doggy – $30
Area 3 Allstars – $30
The Paddy Wagon – $20
Honkey Tonk Angels – $16
Rogue Squadron – $15
Robbers – $15
Mario Cart – $15
Hellzapoppin – $12

* The formerly posted number of $4,181 did not take into account expenses like the sashes, collars, containers for the prize drawing infrastructure. Apologies for jumping the gun; we were so excited!

ChiditaPROM 2013

Chiditaprom 2013 Flyer

ChiditaProm 2013 :: A ‘Rod to Remember
An all-team, all-participant fundraiser for the 2013 CHIditarod.
The 80’s prom you wish you had.
Friday, February 8th, 2013

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Why are we doing this?
In 2012 teams stepped up to fundraise in a new and big way — by throwing their very own fundraiser parties. Now, in 2013, Chiditarod Coreganizers are getting into the act and throwing an all-team, all-volunteer, all-musher massive. There will be booze (OPEN BAR), music, photobooths, and *killer* prom vibe. Don’t waste time and energy throwing your own fundraising party — join forces and rock the prom.

$35 gets you 3 hours of OPEN BAR (from 7:30 – 10:30 pm), tons and tons of 80’s music, 2 photobooths (including one with silvery promish backdrop and ivy-wrapped pillar), door prizes, raffles, and the ability to see your friends and enemies don their best and worst 80s prom attire (including you. get shopping).

There’s also a $20 ticket available for those who don’t want the open bar or who are arriving later in the evening.

How does the fundraising work?
When you purchase tickets you can specify what team (or person) that should get credit for the price of your tickets. The cost of your tickets will then be tallied in their team fundraising totals for 2013. It’s a really simple and accessible way for teams to fundraise — just come to the party! At the end of the day, all net proceeds are raised for The CHIditarod Foundation — a new not-for-profit dedicated to solving Chicago’s hunger challenges. The Foundation will partner with and provide these funds to 501c3 organizations throughout the city who are solving hunger in innovative ways.

Raffle Auction
We’re setting up a raffle auction at the prom. Whatever your great idea for a prize is — gift certificates, homemade art, food, beverages, etc, that deer head on your wall, etc — you can bring it and auction it off which further increases your team’s fundraising totals. Raffle space is limited – you must contact us ASAP at to reserve your spot.

The Important Details
Friday Feb 8th, 2013
7:30 pm – 2:00 am
$35 which includes 3 hour OPEN BAR
Photobooth all night long.

Location: FatPour TapWorks
2005 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

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Flyer Photography by Robert Rutherfoord
Flyer Design by Bartek Karas