Boomers Get Looney This Friday

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Schaumburg, IL (May 29, 2018) – The Schaumburg Boomers are proud to be partnering with the backyard Experience and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity for an unforgettable event on Friday, June 1. As the Schaumburg Boomers take on the Lake Erie Crushers fans can let your imagination run "chuck-amuck" at the Chuck Jones Baseball Big Draw creativity extravaganza! This experiential and creative event is fitting for toddlers to your crazy grandma. It allows your creativity and imagination to play with color, canvas, Chuck Jones's Looney Tunes characters, cactus (take a left at Albuquerque) and more. Step up to the plate and join us for an unforgettable event for the whole family. 

In addition to several creativity stations, the Boomers players will wear special Daffy Duck jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit the Backyard Experience. The game starts at 6:30 and gates open at 5:30. Plus after the game features Post-Game FIREWORKS brought to you by Wintrust Community Banks.

"We are so excited to sponsor the first Chuck Jones Baseball Big Draw Night at the Boomers stadium." said Ben Olson, Chairman of the backyard EXPERIENCE. "This inspiring collaboration with the Boomers Baseball team will blow you away and bring awareness to the work we are doing at TBE and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in our community.”

"The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is dedicated to the support and growth of creative thinking…particularly in our young people…and is proud to be a part of this 1st Boomers-Chuck Jones Baseball Big Draw," says Craig Kausen, chairman and acting executive director of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, "My grandfather, Chuck Jones, believed in the power of the imagination to help individuals and society cope with and solve the challenges presented by modern life."

 

The specialty jersey auction is the first of six the Boomers have scheduled for this season and all are tied to charity fundraising efforts.

About Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Chicagoland

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, is a 501(c)3 public charity based in Orange County, CA. Chuck Jones was a creative genius who gave life to Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and Bugs Bunny along with over 300 animated films.  The Center, which Jones founded in 1999, is an organization that fosters and teaches creative thinking—the thinking behind problem solving.

It's a fact that "creativity" is like a muscle in your brain that needs exercise in order to get and stay healthy. The stronger that muscle is, the better it works in engaging tasks and solving problems. The Center serves as a gymnasium for the creative brain.

The Center works with disadvantaged youth, school systems without arts programs, people on the autism spectrum, the elderly (many of whom suffer from early onset dementia), and other groups, including corporate clients, who see the value of pumping up creativity in their ranks. For more information on the workshops call 630-283-3621.

About the backyard EXPERIENCE

The backyard EXPERIENCE is a 501(c)3 non-profit where we believe IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY can accomplish anything and LISTENING & COLLABORATION will lead to better solutions. The result of doing what we love professionally gives us the opportunity to infuse the arts back into the community with our non-profit. Our mission is simple: "Inspire imagination & creativity in children of all ages to push past their barriers."‚Äč We accomplish this through programs and events in the 4 main areas including education, healthcare, special needs and community.