Jump for Diabetes Coming to Skydive Chicago

With Boogie Season in full swing it’s time to start thinking about putting those extra dollars to good use. And no, I’m not talking about the extra beer you’ll be buying for your out of towner friends at the tiki bar, I’m talking about fundraising here folks.

This year the 3rd Annual Jump for Diabetes is coming to Skydive Chicago – and we’re mixing things up a bit. We’re asking jumpers from around the country to donate their skydives the weekend of Aug 12-14 to the cause. So, even if you can’t be at Skydive Chicago for the event – and the HUGE raffle, which I’ll talk more about in a minute – you can still benefit the cause.

All you have to do is get your friends and family to donate however much they can afford ($1, $5…you get the idea) per jump you do that weekend. At the end of the weekend, tally up your jumps, collect donations and feel good about helping out a great cause, all while doing something you’d probably have been doing anyway – jumping out of airplanes! Interested? Email to get your pledge sheet.

Proceeds from the event, all pledge money, donations, etc will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and earmarked for research. Let’s find a cure for this disease!

So how about this raffle? Well, we’ve got a custom PD main or reserve canopy (non-cross braced) as the first prize! Tickets are $25 each or 6 for $100. Here’s what else you could win for the price of a lift ticket:

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-Cookie Helmet
-Tunnel Time at Skyventure Colorado
-Taste of Base with Miles Daisher
-Flock U Chicago Free First Flight Course
-Freakin’ Suit
-ParaConcepts free reserve repack
-Reserve repack from the lovely Meredith
-Handful of free pack jobs from local packers
% off:
-Bonehead Helmet
-Bev Suit
-Liquid Sky
-Phoenix Fly Wing Suit

Tickets are on sale now at Skydive Chicago (see Erin to purchase yours today) and we’ll be selling them at Summerfest as well. We’re limiting ticket sales to 500, so don’t wait on your chance to win this badass gear.

Huge thanks goes out to all the sponsors who have donated again this year. We love you guys!!

Want to know more? Stay tuned for the latest updates on our Facebook page here. Or email

Blue Skies!


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