Giant Steps is honored to announce it will be the benefactor of the Two Brothers Summer Festival, an annual craft beer and music festival hosted by Two Brothers Brewing Company. In its ninth year, festival organizers say the two-day festival brings together the best beer and the best bands; all for the ultimate goal of raising money for local charities. This year, proceeds from Two Brothers Summer Festival will benefit Giant Steps ( and Make-a-Wish Illinois (

"Two Brothers Summer Festival is a great way for us to give back to our community, who has helped support us for the past 20 years," said Jason Ebel, co-founder of Two Brothers Brewing Company. "Being able to help local charities like Giant Steps, while putting together an event that the community can be proud of is what Two Brothers Summer Festival is all about."

The festival will be held June 2 and 3 at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, IL and will feature various musical acts including X Ambassadors, Saint Motel, Way Down Wanderers, Blind Pilot, Knox Hamilton and Savoir Adore.

Tickets to Two Brothers Summer Festival may be purchased for $30 per ticket (per day) online at or by visiting the Paramount Theatre box office at 23 E. Galena Boulevard. Aurora, IL.

"We are incredibly honored and humbled that Two Brothers has seen the work we've done in the community and are using their platform to shine a light on our cause," said Tara Oetting, Giant Steps Community Programs Coordinator.

Giant Steps is a non-profit organization that includes a therapeutic day school for students with autism, serving approximately 165 students, ages 5-21, on the autism spectrum from over 60 different school districts throughout the Chicagoland area. The organization is also home to the Canopy Adult Day Program and after school Recreation Program serving an additional 50 participants from the community. Located in Lisle, Giant Steps is going on 21 years of providing exceptional services to individuals on the autism spectrum.

"Partnering with local organizations who believe in our mission helps us to continue to give our students, participants, and families the incredible support they've come to expect," said Giant Steps Executive Director, Dr. Sylvia Smith.

The Canopy program through Giant Steps has two locations at Lisle and Sugar Grove, with plans for continued expansion thanks to Jerry Rich and Rich Harvest Farms. The organization also provides a variety of community resources and supports including; after school rec center program for individuals with autism, community outreach, family training series, school consultation, and first responder training.

For more information, please call the Giant Steps main office at 630-864-3800. 



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Sunday, 28 May 2017