Run the Runway

 Run the Runway - Rockford AirFest 2015


Run the Runway - Rockford AirFest 2015

June 5, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Chicago Rockford International Airport


Event Information

The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) will host "Run the Runway," featuring a 5K, 1 Mile and a Kids Fun Run, on Friday, June 5, leading up to AirFest 2015. New this year, the race will feature a unique opportunity to run with AirFest performers which will be announced at a later date.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Winnebago County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and United Way of Rock River Valley.



Registration is now open through May 27. Visit to register or for more event information, including sponsorship opportunities.

Rockford United Labor Golf Play Day

Rockford United Labor Golf Play Day

Rockford United Labor once again brings you an exciting day of golf fun. All proceeds benefit United Way of Rock River Valley's school readiness work.

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: Registration at 12:00 p.m.; Shotgun start at 12:45 p.m.
Location: Rockford Country Club (Rockford, Ill.)
Dinner/Awards: Immediately following golf event at the club



Hole-In-One Sponsor: $1,200 | REGISTER
Includes foursome, hole sponsorship, name on banner at registration table, and recognition in dinner program


Birdie Sponsor: $600 | REGISTER
Includes foursome and hole sponsorship


Golf Foursome: $500 | REGISTER
Includes foursome, and dinner and awards ceremony


Single Golfer: $125 | REGISTER
Includes one golfer, and dinner and awards ceremony


Hole Sponsorship: $100 | REGISTER


Dinner Only: $30 | REGISTER



For over 20 years, Rockford United Labor has donated nearly $300,000 to United Way of Rock River Valley from proceeds of the annual Golf Play Day. All of the money that has been raised from the Golf Play Day stays local to help those in our community that need it most.

Community Campaign Celebration 2014

 Campaign Celebration


Community Campaign Celebration 2014

March 10, 2015
Giovanni's Restaurant & Convention Center (610 North Bell School, Rockford, Ill.)


Program: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join United Way of Rock River Valley as we celebrate the successful conclusion of the 2014 Community Campaign and thank our donors, volunteers, and friends. Along with lunch, we'll highlight successful workplace campaigns and share projected results.

Lunch: $35 per person (table seats 10)


Register by March 5, 2015 or call Linda Childers at 815-968-5400 for more information.

UTC Aerospace Systems Golf Play Day

UTC Aerospace Systems Golf Play Day

UTC Aerospace Systems presents the 16th Annual Golf Play Day to benefit United Way of Rock River Valley. The event format is a 4-person scramble and features a $10,000 Hole-in-One prize and "sanctioned score alterations".


Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: Registration/Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Location: PrairieView Golf Course (Byron, Ill.)



$75 per person: includes United Way donation, lunch, golf, cart, dinner and prizes

For reservations, contact:

Sara Guth (815) 966-8250

Tyler Bradford (815) 966-8258

Brad Ewald (815) 394-2254

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive

Holiday Book Drive


Give a book to a young reader this holiday season and help make a difference in literacy. Now until December 31, 2014, stop by Barnes & Noble at CherryVale Mall (7200 Harrison, Rockford, Illinois) and purchase a popular title, one that your children enjoy, or a childhood favorite of your own. Either way, for some children it is the only gift they receive during the holiday season.

Books will be sorted and distributed to Harlem, Oregon, and Rockford public schools, which participate in United Way's early-grade reading program. Last year, 4,400 books were donated to students.


Suggested books

English or bilingual book titles

Up to third grade reading levels


Click here for more information