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Fundraising Events

Chicago Adventure Therapy believes that no one should be denied access to the outdoors. We work very hard to ensure that our programs are affordable to everyone. In order to keep our costs low we rely on the generosity of people like you who care about young people in our cities. We hold several fundraising events every year in order to share our vision and raise money for CAT programming. We’d love to have you join us at our next event. For now, due to COVID, all of our fundraising is online. See our social media sites for more information. You can also donate at any time on our Donate page.  


POSTPONED due to COVID-19: Have you been wondering where we keep all our boats and equipment? Do you want to learn more about Chicago Adventure Therapy? Meet some of the amazing young adults we work with? Do you like fun?
Join us on Sunday, April 26 at our new office/warehouse location at 4115 Ogden Ave. More details coming soon!

Paddle in Portugal for CAT!

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Have the experience of a lifetime, and create opportunities for the experience of a lifetime for Chicago youth. Douro Kayak Expeditions and Algarve Kayaking are generously directing a portion of the proceeds for the trips they run in Portugal to CAT. Click here for information about the trips, how to book, and other questions you might have.

Past Events

TY PosterFall Fundraiser 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended our Party for a Purpose: Fall Fundraiser on November 5, 2015! Four Star Lounge was an amazing host, providing yummy appetizers, an open bar and great music. Guests also had an opportunity to learn more about CAT and participate in our “life auction”. Thank you so everyone who attended for your support. A special thanks to the generous companies that donated items for our exciting raffle and to Bike and Roll Chicago for being an event sponsor!


West Marine Store Grand Opening

Cruising for a Cause
CAT staff at West Marine
On April 23rd, 2015 the new West Marine Chicago Flagship store hosted its grand opening and CAT was invited to be a beneficiary of their Cruising for a Cause evening. CAT staff and volunteers set up a booth and talked to attendees about what we do and why. We even created a navigational scavenger hunt throughout the store to keep the kids (and some adults) entertained.
As part of the opening, CAT alumni were invited to speak on the radio and television about water safety, including the importance of wearing Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs). Thank you so much to everyone who came for the night and to West Marine for inviting us to participate!

Fall Fundraiser at Murphy’s BleachersIMG_3707

Thank you to everyone who came out to our fundraiser at Murphy’s Bleachers on November 15, 2014!  We had a great turnout, with over 75 people joining us.
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A special thank you to Norman Falls, Smokey Miller, and all the fabulous companies that donated items!

“Wine and Ai”

Presented by Cheevers and company

chv_LOGOOn May 9th, Cheevers and Company hosted “Wine and Ai,” a fundraiser for CAT.  The event was fantastic, and raised $7,870 towards CAT programming.  Thank you to Cheevers for reaching out to CAT and planning this magnificent event on our behalf; and to everyone who attended the event.  What a great evening!