March 29, 2023
First Responder Wives
This is an invitation for a private event aimed at First Responder wives. The event will take place at Nonno Pino's and will include networking and socializing. Attendees will be required to pay $20 for admission, which will go towards the Ignite the Spirit & Behind the Vest charities. The cost will cover drinks and appetizers for the evening.
April 1, 2023
Join Us for the Final Four Fundraiser, Benefitting Chicago Firefighter Walter Stewart
We cordially invite you to join us at The Firehouse Grill on April 1st to celebrate the Final Four Fundraiser while supporting a noble cause. The event will include door prizes, raffles, and a 50/50 draw, with all the proceeds going towards the benefit of Chicago Firefighter Walter Stewart. We hope that you can attend this fantastic occasion and contribute to this worthy cause. Moreover, if you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your generous support, and we look forward to seeing you there!
May 20, 2023
Firefighter Parademdic Ball
Join us for a Night of Revelry Be a part of an elegant evening as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of Ignite The Spirit, an organization dedicated to supporting Chicago's Firefighters, Paramedics, their Families and the Communities they serve. Indulge in a night of glamour and revelry, as we celebrate in a 1920s Flapper and Gent themed extravaganza. With the accompaniment of a live band, you will also have the opportunity to partake in a silent auction and an after party that would leave even Al Capone envious.
January 13, 2023
2023 Calendar Release Fundraiser
Please join us for the 2023 Calendar Fundraiser Friday, January 13th at The Wolfhound Bar and Kitchen. Autographs, split the pot, raffles and more!
December 1 -13, 2022
Ignite the Spirit Toy Drive
Ignite the Spirit's Toy Drive helps bring holiday cheer to local families! We have partnered with Nonno Pino's to provide families with support during the holidays. Drop off an unwrapped gift December 1st through December 13th at Nonno's and receive a $10 gift certificate.
December 13, 2022
Ignite the Spirit Toy Drive Party
Help us celebrate our annual Toy Drive at Nonno Pino's!
December 20, 2022
Ignite the Spirit Calendar Release Party
Help us celebrate the release of our 2023 Firefighter Calendar. Come on down to Tavern on the Point, have some fun and meet a few of the calendar models!
November 27, 2022
The Return of the CFD Stache Bash
The Stache Bash is Back! Join us at the Old Crow Smokehouse for this exciting event. All proceeds to benefit Ignite the Spirit.
September 7, 2022
Ignite the Spirit Night at Wrigley
Come out and support a charity that has been there for CFD families since 2003. $100 for a Wednesday night game at a Wrigley Field Rooftop. Ticket includes food, drink, raffles, split the pot and door prizes. Doors open 6:10pm/First pitch 7:10pm [3643 N. Sheffield Avenue].
August 11, 2022
18th Annual Golf Outing
Please join us for some morning or afternoon golf at the Hawksview Golf Club in Lake Geneva, WI.
June 25, 2022
Marino's Jeep Jam
Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to present a special one-day event to bring our community together in support of 5 worthy causes. Join us on Saturday, June 25th to enjoy live music, entertainment, food vendors, drinks, kids’ activities and more! There is no admission charge for this special event, and everyone is welcome.
June 18, 2022
2022 Cycle for a Cure Ride
Cycle for a Cure to Pediatric Leukemia is an annual fundraiser that culminates in more than 200 bike riders trekking from Illinois to Wisconsin. Join us as we ride from Wilmette, IL to Milwaukee, WI to support pediatric leukemia & fungal infection research.
In the News
Chicago firefighters create unique fundraising campaign
A group of Chicago firefighters have come up with a unique fundraising campaign to keep you hot all year round!
January 6, 2022 FOX 32
Rock The Badges to Go Virtual in 2020 and to Feature Lake Effect’s ‘First Responder Brew’
The eighth annual “Rock The Badges” fundraiser, usually held in the Jefferson-Portage Park area, is going virtual in 2020.
May 29, 2020 NADIG NEWSPAPERS
Firefighters Pose for Calendar to Raise Money for Charity
Ignite the Spirit is helping raise money for charity with another calendar starring Chicago firefighters.
November 18, 2017 5 CHICAGO