"Ties & Tennies" is the Rockford Park District Foundation's annual fundraiser. The event includes a wide-range of entertainment and raises money to benefit youth programs in the Rockford Park District, helping to cover admission, program fees, and equipment costs for the youth in our community.

Dress Like Adults, Play Like Kids!

Ties & Tennies refers to the dress code, which suggests a decidedly cool-chic blend of class and athleticism, involving tie/cocktail attire paired with tennis shoes.



"We are excited to serve as chairs of the 5th Annual Ties & Tennies fundraiser. As parents of two incredibly active children, we know how critical the role of our world-class Rockford Park District is in building a safe and healthy community. We hope you’ll join us for this fun high-energy event. Activities will include Raffle, sports games, cake walk, wine toss and more" - Jen and Wester Wuori


  • $100 per ticket
  • $750 for a table of 8

Tickets Include: Dinner, Piano Fondue dueling pianos, photo booth, and silent auction.

Purchase tickets online at the link below, in person at UW Health Sports Factory, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, Carlson Ice Arena, and Mercyhealth Sportscore Two.