March 8, 2012 6:00pm – 9:00pm Texas de Brazil Churrascaria 51 E. Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

Padrino means Godparent/Sponsor in Spanish. This event promises to be a night of fun and joyous hope as everyone learns how easy and powerful it is for them to make a difference in a child’s life.

Fr. Bruce Wellems is one of Chicago’s most effective agents of change in the Back of the Yards community—a man whose life is truly a journey of hope and service. This fundraiser is in honor of Fr. Bruce’s birthday to benefit the youth programs under his leadership in Back of the Yards.

Join us at Texas de Brazil on March 8 and find a part of this journey that is a welcome fit with your commitment to social justice. The evening includes distinctive appetizers, cocktails, music, and an intriguing silent auction with items ranging from sporting events tickets to weekend getaways to artwork.


The Youth Program, specifically:

  • A new door for their Casa Romero Building, which houses theKids Café program and vital after-school youth programs.
  • Summer Youth Internships


When you sponsor this event, you become part of an invaluable solution. Your tax-deductible contribution guarantees corporate exposure with your business prominently featured:

  • At the event
  • In the program book
  • On the Parish website



Tickets are $50 per person ($75 at the door) or included with sponsorship.

For ticket information, please email or call 312-375-7255.


Thank you to all of our current sponsor’s: