On October 1, 2018 the Chicago Steel hockey team lent their support for a painting workshop at the School of Art in Geneva. This workshop was to prepare artwork to be donated for the benefit of the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope’s La Fiesta de Arte upcoming event to be held at El Molcajete Restaurant in Geneva on Sunday, October 21 from 3-6pm.

Mary Jane Johnson-AAFH Board member and Yoli Alvin-AAFH President met at the School of Art and met with the Chicago Steel hockey team and their leadership: Greg Moore-Head Coach, Dan Lehv-President and Kyle Kreger-VP. We watched as the hockey team participated in creating an art piece for the upcoming La Fiesta de Arte fundraising event.

The Chicago Steel are entering their 19th season in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and fourth season playing at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, IL.

The School of Art in Geneva is designed to teach all ages a variety of mediums. The School of Art teaches everything from basic drawing and painting through full interactive animation and robotics. Students are taught to see the world through artist’s eyes.

We are very grateful to Vinny, Jen, and Hannah from the School of Art in Geneva for selecting us as a non-for-profit organization to partner and work with us in fundraising events.

Last year's La Fiesta de Arte event, which is a major fundraiser for the Alyssa Foundation for Hope, was a great success thanks to all our attendees, volunteers, Board members, officers and business/private donors. Our goal is to make this year's La Fiesta de Arte event even better. We look forward to your support as it is vital to the ongoing success of our efforts to provide hope and joy to children and young adults whose lives are affected by a life-threatening disease.

Attendees to this year’s event will enjoy diverse artwork from local artists and featured artist, Vincent Siracusano, from the School of Art in Geneva. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Mariachi Institute of Chicago. A silent auction will be held offering artwork, gift baskets and gift certificates. El Molcajete will provide appetizers and refreshments during the event.

Tickets are only $10 online or $15 at the door.

We're looking forward to seeing you on Oct 21. Please buy your tickets now. It will definitely be an event to remember!