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Calling all Harley Fans! Enter to win a 2012 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe Motorcycle Autographed by Legendary Comedian Jay Leno


The opportunity to ride a Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe Motorcycle autographed by Jay Leno awaits the lucky winner of OMNI Youth Services 40th anniversary raffle. Tickets for the raffle are $100 each and may be purchased online at, or by phone at 847.353.1772. Only 1,000 raffle tickets will be made available.

“By participating in OMNI’s 40th anniversary raffle, you not only enter with the chance to win a Harley Davidson Motorcycle signed by Leno himself, you are helping youth in crisis,” said Jay Krames, president of OMNI Youth Services board of directors, and Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

The Harley Davidson Motorcycle was donated by Doug Hugdahl, President of LightSource Unlimited, a long-time supporter of OMNI. The raffle winner will be announced at OMNI’s 40th anniversary celebration featuring Jay Leno on April 28, 2012 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago. OMNI’s “An Evening of Laughs with Jay Leno” presented by Allstate will benefit OMNI Youth Services and highlight the organization’s 40th anniversary providing services for youth in crisis. Tickets for the gala event are $350 and $400 and performance-only tickets will be available for $150 and $135. Tickets are available for purchase at

This will mark a rare appearance by Jay Leno in Chicago. In addition to Leno’s act, Second City, the world’s premier comedy club, will make a brief performance. Eric Ferguson, WTMX radio “Eric and Kathy” morning show co-host, will serve as emcee.

The performance by the legendary comedian and host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” will help recognize OMNI’s contributions over the past 40 years in providing counseling, services and programming needs for children, teens and their families in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. In 2012, OMNI will surpass the milestone of serving 500,000 youth and remains the largest, most comprehensive youth development organization in the area, serving over 20 local communities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Girls After School Program (GAP) which provides a safe haven after school, teaches life skills and promotes positive self-image for teen girls, REALITY Theatre, a teen troupe dedicated to promoting positive, healthy lifestyle choices through original theatre and the Outdoor Wilderness Therapy and Adventure Program, utilizing outdoor expeditions to overcome presenting challenges, develop life skills and the motivation to pursue a more promising productive future.

Additionally, OMNI named Allstate as the official presenting sponsor of “An Evening of Laughs with Jay Leno” and WTMX and NBC5 as the official media partners for OMNI’s 40th anniversary gala. Tickets for OMNI’s 40th anniversary Gala include an invitation to the pre- and post-party events at the Cadillac Palace Theatre featuring hors d'oeuvres and complimentary cocktails.

Started in 1972 by a group of mental health professionals, elected officials and concerned citizens, OMNI was established to provide a comprehensive youth service system that would respond more effectively to the needs of young people. In an of era dwindling resources for mental health and youth services, OMNI serves thousands of youth and their families, many with limited alternatives. Programs include: counseling services, mentoring programs, substance abuse and treatment programs, services to juvenile offenders, community service projects, youth development programs, work with neglected and abused children, multicultural resource programs and the internationally-recognized Outdoor Wilderness Therapy and Adventure Program. OMNI Youth Services holds its headquarters and a program office in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, with additional program offices in Ela Township in Lake Zurich and Wheeling Township in Arlington Heights. Additionally, OMNI has a Multicultural Community Center in Wheeling and Prospect Heights. For more information visit and join us on Facebook:

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