On Sunday, August 14th, the Eli’s Cheesecake Company joined The Happiness Club (THC) in their annual benefit at Park West. This year’s theme was “Opportunity Please Knock” which was performed with special guests Maggie Brown and Morris Gearring. Other performances included “Change the Game,” “Shake that Stress Off,” and “We Made It.”

Aside from Maggie Brown and Morris Gearring, The Happiness Club had two other surprise guests: Chance the Rapper and actor LaRoyce Hawkins. Chance received the Legacy Award for his work within the Chicago community, specifically his push to end violence. Chance has also worked with THC various times and recently invited them to his Magnificent Coloring World Tour in Chicago where they had the opportunity to join him and dance all night.  LaRoyce Hawkins gave a powerful spoken word performance and shared words of wisdom and encouragement to THC youth.

The Eli’s Cheesecake team (of 12) was happy to provide and serve this benefit. During the event, Eli’s associates Elsa Gomez and Mary Gale were recognized for their help in organizing the event.  Below are some of the highlights of the event: