Posts tagged "Tim King"

Aces UP Poker Tourney benefits Urban Prep Academies

Urban Prep Academies founder/CEO Tim King.
Aces UP! 2014, Urban Prep’s Eighth Annual Charity Poker Tournament was held at The Chicago Sports Museum with hundreds of players and spectators coming out to enjoy fast-paced poker and support Urban Prep Academies!  The fun-filled event raised $100,000 for the schools in the process!!!  It was a special night for Aces UP! as volunteers... Read more »

Legendary Comedian Bill Cosby Stars at Fundraiser for Urban Prep Academies

Legendary Comedian Bill Cosby Stars at Fundraiser for Urban Prep Academies
Legendary comedian and education advocate Bill Cosby performed to a sold out audience at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place on June 30 raising more than $25,000 in support of the students of Urban Prep Academies.  The events leading up to that night began more than a year and a half ago when Urban... Read more »

Photo Highlights from Urban Prep's Harry Potter Premiere with Neville Longbottom

It was a night filled with magic and surrealism when the movie came to life with the appearance of the film’s star, Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in all 8 of the Harry Potter films.  450 fans turned out for this benefit for Urban Prep Academies.  Check out the whole story at www.CandidCandace.com on... Read more »
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere Benefits Urban Prep with Surprise Guest Matthew Lewis

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere Benefits Urban Prep with Surprise Guest Matthew Lewis
It was exciting enough just to be going to the premiere of the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, at the IMAX Navy Pier theatre benefitting Urban Prep Academies.  But the evening took on a surreal feeling when I found out the surprise guest for the evening would be... Read more »

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!
I felt like I was at an exotic film festival with Chaz and Roger Ebert when they celebrated their new show, “Ebert Presents at the Movies” recently with a grand, by-invite-only party at the Peninsula.   The Red Carpet Girls greeted you at the top of the stairs and then you descended into the magic of movies.  There... Read more »

Opening Night of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" Creates Pottermania for Urban Prep and Fans!

Fans at the midnight showing of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” after the Urban Prep private screening at Navy Pier. The advance screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 benefitted Urban Prep and was the first show before the sold-out midnight show tonight for this long anticipated film.  And... Read more »
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Advance Screening of Harry Potter Benefits Urban Prep

  Would you like to be the first on your block to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) AND support a wonderful cause?!  On Thursday, November 18th, at Navy Pier Imax Theater beginning at 5:30 PM (movie begins at 6 PM), there will be an Advance Private Screening benefitting Urban Prep whose... Read more »

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Helps Urban Prep

“Potter People” at film premier. “Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince” is a must-see!  I went to a premier on Wednesday that also benefitted the Urban Prep Academy.  If you’re not familiar with Urban Prep, you should be.  Their mission is a noble one.  They provide urban youth, mostly young African-American boys, with a learning environment with... Read more »