When he's not pitching for the Cubs, 15 year veteran Ryan Dempster gives back with his Dempster Family Foundation (www.dempsterfamilyfoundation.org). the foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of 22q11.2 deletion (DiGeorge Syndrome/VCFS) and reaching out to families with children with the disorder, and the charities that support them, to help them deal with difficult situations they face each day.
Ryan and his wife Jenny are hosting the Dempster Foundation's 3rd Annual Casino Night on Wednesday, May 9th at the Palmer House Hilton. "American Idol" finalist Crystal Bowersox and local crooner John Vincent, who is a mainstay at the Ditka Restaurant, will entertain the guests. The dealers will be most of the Cubs players including Geovany Soto, Randy Wells, Starlin Castro, Kerry Wood and Darwin Barney.
For more information or to get tickets go to http://dempsterfamilyfoundation.maestroweb.com/