Chicago Leather Club, The Clubs of Chicago and Touche joined forces at the fourth annual Deck the Balls event. Five "human trees" stepped up in this grassroots type of fundraiser to bring some holiday cash to Lori Cannon and the clients at Vital Bridges Northside Grocery Center.
"It seemed to be fitting to be hosting this event in conjunction with the Clubs annual holiday party that Touche hosts," said Cannon. "The leather clubs have played a key community outreach. It was the Hellfire Club that offered the first year of office space, mimeograph machines and answering machine so that Open Hand could exist and do the work of serving clients." She added, "I will be forever grateful to them for stepping up in the early days and being there for what the program has become today."
The fundraiser, begun by Dillon John Halford, a local artist and fashion designer, was just a fun way for people to share in the holiday spirit and make some things happen for a favorite charity of the community. Due to school commitments, Dillion worked with the Chicago Leather Club to take on the logistics of the event.
Chicago Leather Club wants to thank the "trees" Dick Cashman, David Wray, Daddy Eos ( Illinois Trainer 2017 ), Teya Leigh ( Great Lakes Puppy ) and Adam Heusinkveld ( Mr. Midwest Leather 2017 ).
-From a press release
Photos courtesy of Dean Ogren