Hula for Moola Raffle Baskets

Poster_teaserAd3Tonight’s the night! Get your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts on and come see what all the hoopla is about at Elgin Young Professional Network’s Hula for Moola Scholarship Fundraiser benefitting the Elgin High School Clumsy Chefs culinary students. The fun starts at 6pm at Chooch’s Pizza, 64 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin.

In addition to a cash bar and free pizza, guests can enjoy Hawaiian music, freshly prepared treats from the Clumsy Chefs and our inaugural Hula Hoopla Challenge where hip-shaking hipsters compete head-to-head in a battle of hula hooping supremacy.

There will also be over 30 raffle baskets available. EYPN members will be selling raffle tickets tonight for $5 each or 6 for $20. Below is a summary of each raffle basket as well as photos of several of the baskets.

If you are unable to attend tonight but would still like to donate to the scholarship fund, please e-mail us at


  1. Well, don’t you look pretty! – Basket includes gorgeous handcrafted necklace and earrings from Simply Exquisite by Sandra Young. Value $80
  2. Make your hair shine! – Basket includes $100 gift card to Fox River Spa & Salon and a Beauty Kit of Kerastase Elixir Ultime for sublime, weightless, radiant hair. Value $125
  3. Basket from - Basket includes Motives Boxed Beauty (6 eye shadows & 2 brushes), 30-day supply Isotonix Multi-Vitamin, liquid eyeliner, Motives makeup remover towelettes, and two sample packs of Lumiere De Vie skin care products. Value $75
  4. Salon C Beauty Basket - Basket includes tote bag, 1 pump Liter of Redken Shampoo, 1 pump Liter Redken Conditioner, 1 Redken styling cream, 1 oversized hand mirror and a $50 Salon C gift certificate. Value $175
  5. Mind, Body, and Soul – Gift certificate for five free yoga classes at Fusion Mind/Body Studio. Value $70
  6. Go Blackhawks! - Replica Jonathan Toews 2010 Winter Classic Chicago Blackhawks jersey. Value $175
  7. Tee it Up! – Two “Member for a Day” guest passes to Bowes Creek Country Club. Valid thru the 2014 season. Value $198
  8. Drive the Course! – Pass for 2 rounds of golf at The Highlands of Elgin w/ a cart. To be used any time Monday-Friday or after 2 PM on weekends or holidays. Value $118
  9. Fore! – Package includes a foursome pass to Hughes Creek Golf Course in Elburn with 2 carts and a brand new putter. Value $200
  10. Let’s Go Cougars! - Four box seats for the Friday, May 2 Kane County Cougars game vs. Burlington Bees. It’s their annual Star Wars Night (who doesn’t love Star Wars) as well as a fireworks night. Value $60
  11. Happy Easter Boys – An Easter basket full of wonderful goodies for your little boy. Value $25
  12. Happy Easter Girls – An Easter basket full of wonderful goodies for your little girl. Value $25
  13. Love the wine you’re with! – Basket includes Sweet Beginnings Wine, Cherry Wine and Chardonel 2006 Grand Reserve all from Fox Valley Winery, Houdini wine preserver and flippers, Wine for Dummies book, two wine scented and shaped candles. Value $75
  14. Aloha! – Basket includes Oahu Coconut Sunset Pink Sand Body Scrub (8oz), Triple Moisture Body Cream (8oz) and Body Lotion (8oz). Peach Bellini Room Spray, Glass Pineapple Luminary, two Hawaiian Hibiscus Candles, Pineapple Wallflower with two Caribbean Escape Wallflowers and one Island Waters Wallflower. Value $75
  15. Manly Man Basket – Basket includes Bacardi Gold Rum and flask, Bacon Bowl maker, Stuffed Burger maker, corn grilling basket, nose hair trimmer, “Bromance” DVD, tools, golf balls, casino set (poker chips, cards, dice), t-shirts, man flower vase, hot sauce, nuts and more! – Value $100
  16. Step Into My Office Basket – Basket includes writing utensils, magnets, note-cube, electric pencil sharpener, sophisticated glass white board and large pushpin and clothespin art/note board. Value $130
  17. United Way of Elgin Basket – Package includes a United Way sports duffle bag, trunk organizer, Live United tote, tumbler, Mag Lite, 5×7 notebook and two Live United t-shirts. Value $65
  18. Test Your Luck! – Package includes 10 lotto scratch-off tickets and a bottle of bubbly to either celebrate or drown your sorrows after the tickets have been scratched! Value – who knows?!?!?
  19. Spring Fling for Your Car – Basket includes gift certificate for 1 free car wash and 1 free oil change from Brittain’s Express Oil & Lube along with some extra cleaning products to keep the inside as clean as the outside. Value $50
  20. Downtown Elgin Basket – Basket includes Buckingham’s Steakhouse and Lounge $100 gift certificate, $50 in Downtown Elgin gift certificates, “Old Riverview Park” photos/posters from SpaceTaste Gallery, Elgin Public House gift certificate, Rediscover Records t-shirt, Downtown Elgin Harvest Market t-shirt, various Hemmens and Grand Victoria Casino Elgin swag. Value $250
  21. Movie Date Night Basket - Basket includes $25 Cooper’s Hawk Winery gift card, 5 date night DVDs, tub of popcorn, movie candy and Frango mints. Value $75
  22. Kountry Kennels Basket - Basket includes toys and treats your dog will love and a gift certificate for one weekend (2 nights) of lodging including playtime. Value $200
  23. Tool Basket - Basket includes brand new tool sets including sander, jigsaw, socket sets, pliers sets, cutters and more. Value $100
  24. Trendy Cook’s Basket - basket includes Food Network 3 cup mini-processor/chopper, 10 speed hand mixer, kitchen towel, dishcloths, wooden utensils and spatulas. Value $115
  25. Dinner and a Show! - Two tickets to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for one of the remaining 13-14 season concerts or upcoming 14-15 concert season and a $100 Buckingham’s Steakhouse & Lounge gift certificate. Value $220
  26. Clumsy Chef Dinner – Two tickets to the Clumsy Chef Candlelight dinner provided by the talented Elgin High School Culinary students. Value $60
  27. Have a WILD Family Day— Package includes four general admission tickets to Azoosment Park and a $40 Rainforest Café gift card. Value $120
  28. Local Favorites - Gift certificates in various denominations from Al’s Cafe, Colonial Cafe, Domani Cafe, In the Neighborhood Deli, Macianos Pizza and Pastaria, Pita Puff, Starbucks and Villa Verone. Value $160
  29. Make it a Girls Night (TWO AVAILABLE) - Package includes $30 Martini Room gift certificate, $25 Villa Verone gift certificate, two martini glasses and a half dozen Andes Mint cupcakes made and professionally decorated by Stephanie Casstevens Value $75
  30. Girl Scouts Bag - Package includes Girl Scouts tote bag with boxes of Pecan Clusters and Samonas and a can of cashews. Value $30

#2 Make Your Hair Shine

#6 Go Blackhawks!

#13 Love the Wine You’re With

#14 Aloha!

#15 Manly Man Basket

#16 Step Into My Office

#17 United Way of Elgin Basket

#19 Spring Fling For Your Car

#21 Movie Date Night Basket

#23 Tool Set

Aloha and Mahalo!