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101 Rides 101 Nonprofit Partnerships

As Navy Pier continues the Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration, on the Pier’s 101st birthday on July 15th, 2017, Navy Pier will award each of 101 Chicagoland nonprofits with up to 101 complimentary tickets for the Centennial Wheel, as part of our “101 Rides 101 Nonprofit Partnerships” initiative.

Eligible organizations must successfully complete Navy Pier’s online application no later than June 30, 2017. See below for additional details and eligibility requirements*.


Eligible organizations include Chicagoland 501 (c)(3) nonprofits in good standing that successfully complete Navy Pier’s online application no later than June 30, 2017. The organization’s primary constituency must be located in any of the following counties:

  • Cook
  • DeKalb
  • DuPage
  • Kane
  • Kendall
  • Kenosha (WI)
  • Lake
  • Lake (IN)
  • McHenry
  • Porter (IN)
  • Will
Key Dates

  • June 5th – June 30th: Application period
  • July 7th: Selected organizations announced
  • July 15th: Tickets will be distributed at a Navy Pier birthday celebration
Ticket Details

Complimentary Centennial Wheel tickets will be valid for use between July 15, 2017, and May 31, 2018.* Eligible organizations may also apply for travel to be provided by Navy Pier.  Please see below for additional details.

*Weather permitting. May exclude major holidays. Additional scheduling may be required at the discretion of Navy Pier.


Questions? Contact Channing Lenert at or 312-595-5193
Tips For Your Visit

If bringing a group of 20 or more wheel riders, please call 312-595-5189 to notify Pier Park staff.
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