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These items will be on display at the SSIG’s MASQUERADE booth during IPTA’s REVITALIZE Conference & Expo in St. Charles, IL (April 21-22).  

The silent auction will be open for bidding both Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd. Some items will be on display for auction Friday only, and some will be for auction Saturday only. Items can be viewed and bid on at the SSIG’s MASQUERADE booth. The bidding will close at 1:00 PM on Friday (Friday auction items only) and 1:00 PM on Saturday (Saturday auction items only).

Please note that you must be present to bid on items as well as when we announce the winning bids. The IPTA cannot ship items to the winning bidder. Silent auction winners must pick up their items at the SSIG MASQUERADE Booth no later than 2:00PM on Friday & Saturday.

Take a sneak peek at the silent auction items below. Click here to read the rules for participating in the MASQUERADE Silent Auction.


All donations raised from the silent auction will be donated to the Foundation of Physical Therapy with the Illinois PT or PTA school of your choice receiving fundraising recognition in the 2016-2017 VCU- Marquette Challenge.

The SSIG would like to thank the many generous local businesses and individuals who have donated to our silent auction!

Donated By
SalonDJ Hairtogrophy Package

SalonDJ Hairtography is the first Chicago beauty destination to offer a comprehensive beauty solution– a full service hair salon, makeup bar and photography studio –under one very stylish West Loop roof!

Our women’s package includes a blow dry and style, full makeup application, and professionally edited head shots. Our men’s package includes a haircut or clean up, modest skin-perfecting application, and professionally edited head shots.

300 N. Elizabeth St.
Suite 210C
Chicago, IL 60607

FYZICAL Gift Basket

Body Q Certificate: Value $200 – An integrated testing program addressing movement, function, general health, vision, hearing balance and recovery. BodyQ’s primary function is to save you injury and damage down the road the test will also help you in other ways, whether you want to increase your energy levels, recover from injury or illness, run your first 5 K, lose 10 pounds or just feel stronger. BodyQ testing can jump start you on your way to achieving your goals.

10 Yoga Classes: Value $150 – Enjoy some peaceful stretching, core strengthening and mediation in this one hour classes guided by experienced Yoga instructor Sharon Whiting-Keirn. You can choose to start your day or end your day as 3 classes are offered a week at various times. Mats and straps are provided. No experience necessary.

A one hour massage: Value $65 – Slip away from the hectic world and relax during this massage designed to your preference, deep tissue or Swedish by Fran Nicklas, certified massage therapist with over 20 years of experience.

Two FYZICAL T-shirts: Value $30 – Kick back after all of your FYZICAL services in these awesome “I Got FYSICAL” T-shirts!

1240 Iroquois Ave, Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563

50% off Entropy Physio Course World Class Education in the Heart of Chicago. Good for 50% off any Continuing Education Course at Entropy in 2017. Up to $375

Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness
1925 N Clybourn Ave
Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60614

4 White Sox tickets, Parking Pass, & Stadium Club Pass

Tuesday, April 25th 7:10pm vs. KC Royals
Box Section 123, Row 15 behind the visiting team dugout! Includes red ticket parking pass and Stadium Club passes.

$250 Joe Budz
Keurig® K525 Platinum Coffee Maker The Keurig K525 Brewing System features revolutionary Keurig Brewing Technology, designed to read the lid of each K-Cup, K-Mug or K-Carafe pod to brew the perfect beverage every time. There’s even a separate setting for specialty beverages such as hot cocoa, chai, and mochas. Choose over 500 varieties from 75 brands you love. $150 Diane Budz
32” Sanyo 720p
The Sanyo LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV with integrated ATSC Digital and NTSC Analog Tuner is the latest technology for the digital age. The digital tuner within the Sanyo 32" LCD HDTV is Digital Clear QAM capable of receiving unscrambled digital cable. In a high gloss black finish, this digital HDTV blends into the background when the lights are dimmed for your movies, sports and favorite programs in your den or living room. Having a full array of inputs, you have plenty of options for DVD, VCR, cable, satellite and external antenna hookups. A coaxial digital audio output allows hookup to a home entertainment receiver amplifier system for theater like sound. A USB input allows photo viewer display of JPEG photos. With a thin, space-saving design and small footprint, the digital HDTV can be positioned anywhere. $150

9735 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

2 passes for Second City Performances in the Up Comedy Club Passes are good for shows Sunday-Wednesday at Up Comedy Club and not valid for special events or performances. $104 Second City & Up Comedy Club 230 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
2 "dinner for four" vouchers at Chipotle 2 vouchers each consisting of 4 free burritos, burrito bowls, salads, or orders of tacos! Guac on! $100 Chipotle Corporate
2 Sunday General Admission Tickets to Windy City Smokeout Sunday July 16th, 2017 Admission to Windy City Smokeout. Come out for the best finger-lickin’, smokey eats from the 13 of the finest pitmasters nationwide & some great country entertainment! Featuring Lee Brice, Luke Combs, Brandy Clark, and more! $90 Windy City Smokeout
Melky Cabrera Autographed Baseball Autographed baseball of Melky Cabrera, outfielder for the Chicago White Sox. $75 Chicago White Sox
Rajon Rondo Autographed Picture Autographed picture of Rajon Rondo, a four-time NBA All-Star and a four-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. Signed with the Bulls in 2016. $75 Chicago Bulls
$75 Wildfire Gift Certificate Wildfire steaks, chops, and seafood. 5 locations in the Chicagoland area! $75 Wildfire Restaurant
2 Tickets to ComedySportz The tickets are valid for one of our ComedySportz family time matches. A hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show where two teams create comedy scenes, songs, and games right on the spot based on your suggestions. ComedySportz is the longest-running, game-based, short form improv comedy show in the comedy capital of the world, perfect for all ages, offering clean comedy for everyone! $50

CSz Theater Chicago
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

$50 gift card to Duck Duck Goat Restaurant Duck Duck Goat is a new Chinese-style concept from Chef Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat. $50 Boka Restaurant Group
2 APTA Logo Denim Shirts 1 women’s small shirt and 1 men’s medium shirt. $50 American Physical Therapy Association
4 tickets to a 2017 Northwestern Non-Conference Football Game 4 complimentary tickets to a 2017 Wildcats Football Game at Ryan Field. Either the September 2, 2017 vs. Nevada OR the September 16, 2017 vs. Bowling Green $69 Northwestern University Department of Athletics
2 tickets for the Joffrey Ballet production of Giselle Voucher for 2 tickets for the Joffrey Ballet production of Giselle (October 18-29, 2017). A sweeping tale of passion beyond the grave, de Ávila's visionary Giselle elevates one of the greatest Romantic ballets to new heights. When a young peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful Wilis, a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests, dancing to death any male mortal who crosses their path.  When her beloved wanders into their grasp, Giselle carries out the ultimate act of love to free him from his fate. An ethereal descent into madness, desire, and sublime beauty that will leave you breathless. $175 Joffrey Ballet-Chicago
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Chicago Bears signed photograph This limited edition piece features photos and laser autographs of five leaders on the Bears team: Akiem Hicks, Jordan Howard, Cody Whitehair, Kyle Long, and Leonard Floyd. $25 Chicago Bears Football Club
1920 Football Drive,
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Mark Your Calendar
Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Mill Creek Golf Club
39W525 Herrington Drive, Geneva, IL 60134

All proceeds will be donated to the Foundation of Physical Therapy with the Illinois PT or PTA school of your choice receiving fundraising recognition in the 2016-2017 VCU- Marquette Challenge.

Our award-winning fundraising banquet returns for the fourth time,
as IPTA's Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) hosts their spin on the Marquette Challenge by connecting students, professionals, and friends of physical therapy for an evening of music, food, and networking to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

This is a semi-formal event, masks desired. Attendance is open to IPTA members (PTs, PTAs, SPTs and SPTAs) and their spouses, classmates and friends, employers, and faculty.

- Appetizers - Open Bar - Entertainment - Silent Auction-

- Enjoy a great evening with friends and colleagues -
- Show your support for the future of physical therapy: our IPTA student members –
- Support scientific, clinical and health services research funded through the Foundation for PT -
 - And much, much more! –

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Can’t attend?

You can still show your support by making a monetary donation towards "The Marquette Challenge." 
Make a donation in honor of an Illinois PT or PTA program and see them on the Foundation’s "list" and be eligible for prizes and recognition.



What is the “Challenge”? The annual Marquette Challenge is a grassroots fundraising effort coordinated and carried out by physical therapists and physical therapist assistant students across the country to support the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s mission of providing funding opportunities to outstanding physical therapist researchers. Last year alone, the combined efforts from students 146 schools across the nation raised over $275,000 in support of physical therapy research.

PT researchers find funding from the Foundation at a time when many other sources are cutting back. Your participation in the Marquette Challenge Banquet will have you leaving the event knowing you contributed to a profession with an even promising future.

The Foundation for Physical Therapy is an organization striving to fund physical therapy research supporting evidence-based practice that enhances the value of patient and client services, and to develop the next generation of researchers. Click here to read the Foundation's Letter of Support (2017)



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