Corey Diamond Memorial Fund
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Sixth Annual Corey Diamond Memorial FUNdraiser and fourth Annual Picnic Party in the Park will be held again at Century Park Boat Dock Pavilion in Vernon Hills. Hamburgers, hot dogs & pasta courtesy of Phil Giliardi owner of Philly G’s of Vernon Hills, Custard by Culvers of Buffalo Grove, Soda by Pepsi and others. Food, Fun & Music by DJ Adam McAllister. Come out and have fun and support a great cause!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Fifth Annual Corey Diamond Memorial FUNdraiser and third Annual Picnic Party in the Park will be held again at Century Park Boat Dock Pavilion in Vernon Hills. Hamburgers, hot dogs & pasta courtesy of Phil Giliardi owner of Philly G’s of Vernon Hills, Pizzas donated by Wa-Pa-Ghettis & Edwardo’s, Custard by Culvers of Buffalo Grove, Soda by Pepsi and others. Raffles, Spin the Wheel, Plinko, Baggo games and more fun. Music by a DJ. Come out and have fun and support a great cause!


 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Fourth Annual Corey Diamond Memorial FUNdraiser and Second Annual Picnic Party in the Park was held again at Century Park Boat Dock Pavilion in Vernon Hills. Hamburgers, hot dogs & pasta was cooked and provided by Phil Giliardi owner of Philly G’s of Vernon Hills, Pizzas were donated by Wa-Pa-Ghettis & Edwardo’s, Custard by Culvers of Buffalo Grove and others. Raffles, Spin the Wheel, Plinko, Baggo games and more fun. Music by DJ Yeo and Dr. Le Quack. Over 200 people attended the event.

Thanks to all the volunteers, businesses and people that donated items for our raffles or donated food. We can’t thank you enough. Of course our thanks to all the people that registered and attended the event as well. We couldn’t do it without all of your support!


 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The third annual Corey Diamond Memorial FUNdraiser was held but with a new venue. This years event was a Picnic Party in the Park FUNdraiser, held at the Century Park Boat Dock Pavilion, Vernon Hills Park District. There was a BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted corn and ice cream and other desserts, raffles, silent auctions and games for all ages. And we can’t forget the music provided by DJ Yeo! Although the day began with a downpour, the skies cleared, the sun came out and it turned out to be a wonderful summer day for a picnic!

Thanks go out to all the volunteers, to all the businesses and people that donated items for our raffle or who donated all the food. We can’t thank you enough. Of course our thanks to all the people that registered and attended the event as well. We couldn’t do it without all of your support!

 


 

Friday, August 7th, 2009

The second annual Corey Diamond Memorial FUNdraiser was held again at Arlington Lanes, and was another success. Over 80 raffle items were raffled off as well as some silent auctions for sporting events and jewelry. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that donated raffle items or made donations to the fund. Thank you to the FUNdraiser committee for all their efforts in planning the event and of course to all those friends that came out and enjoyed a wonderful dinner, bowling and good friends. We can’t thank you enough for your support!

There are a limited number of T-shirts left from the event and are available for purchase. If you would like to order a T-shirt, please contact us at donations@coreydiamondmemorialfund.org or call and leave a message with the number of shirts, sizes and a phone number you can be reached at.

 


 

October 18, 2008

The Corey Diamond Memorial Fund officially received recognition by the IRS as an authorized 501(c)3 public charitable organization. Paperwork was submitted this past July and approval paperwork was received today. In accordance with the law, all donations are fully tax deductible! For more information or to request a copy of the IRS authorization, please use the Contact Us page or call the office.


August 8, 2008

The first annual fundraising event was a tremendous success. 250+ people attended the event. Over 80 different raffle items were raffled away. The response from those attending was wonderfully positive and plans are already under way for next year’s event. We want to thank all those that either made donations and or attended the event for all your support and feedback! We also wish to thank all of the people that helped to put the event together and insured it’s success. For a list of the donors that donated goods and services, click here.

There are a limited number of T-shirts left from the event and are available for purchase. If you would like to order a T-shirt, please contact us at donations@coreydiamondmemorialfund.org or call and leave a message with the number of shirts, sizes and a phone number you can be reached at.


In the News

January 1, 2009

The trial and the sentencing was selected as the number 1 story of the year in the Arlington Post and Buffalo Grove Countryside.


December 28, 2008

The story was also selected as the number 7 story of the year in the Chicago Daily Herald for the northwest suburbs.


August 10, 2008

Today, Ralph Lewis was sentenced to 45 years in prison. Because he was found guilty of First Degree murder, he is not eligible for parole and must serve the whole term minus time already served. It was an emotional day but justice has been served.


July 25, 2008

The trial of Ralph O. Lewis, the driver of the stolen U-Haul truck that crashed into the car Corey was traveling in as a passenger two years and two days prior concluded and went to the jury today after a week of testimony. Ralph Lewis is charged with First Degree Murder of Corey Diamond, Aggravated Battery of Elliott Cellini Corey’s friend who was driving the car, Unlawful Restraint, and Aggravated Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

After only three hours of deliberation, the Jury returned their verdict and found Ralph Lewis, guilty of First Degree Murder, unlawful restraint, aggravated battery and aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The First Degree murder charge carries a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 60 years without parole. Sentencing is set for September 10th.