Chuck Jones Summer of Creativity, Acme Creativity Cart, and Chuck Jones Baseball Big Draw events to all benefit from sponsorship donation.

Schaumburg, IL, April 2, 2019. Andigo Credit Union has generously donated to sponsor in part three upcoming projects  this summer for the backyard EXPERIENCE and Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.  The ACME Creativity Cart as an ‘Acme Cart Sponsor’, the 2nd annual Chuck Jones Baseball Big Draw, Schaumburg Boomers baseball game as the ‘Manager Sponsor” and the Schaumburg Township District Library’s Summer of Creativity 10-week long event as the “Director Level Sponsor”. 

The June through August Summer of Creativity installation in the Schaumburg Township District Library will include the Chuck Jones archives, artifacts, featured works, Chuck’s animation desk, and museum collection.  It involves a fully interactive experience that will exclusively feature The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity art programs, like the Animation Academy and more.

 “Andigo Credit Union supports the young minds in our community. The backyard EXPERIENCE fosters creativity and gives youth the space and opportunity to express themselves in ways that shape their hearts and minds” explains Jean Theis, Executive Vice President/COO.

On June 22nd, the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium will host the 2nd annual Chuck Jones Big Draw celebrating the imagination and creativity of Duck Dodgers and the 24 1/2 Century. Fans will get to experience four How to Draw Stations featuring Looney Tunes characters, Build your own Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator, Blank Canvas Experiment with Acme Paint Guns, Sculpt your own Planet X side kick, two Photo Op stage set ups and so much more.

 “We have an action-packed summer planned full of amazing events, unique programs and impactful projects focused on inspiring Imagination and Creativity.” says Ben Olson, Chairman of the backyard EXPERIENCE. “With Andigo’s support we are on our way to making dreams a reality for over 200,000 children of all ages in and around our community this year!”

Acme Creativity Cart: The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity mobile art cart using Looney Tunes characters is an experience that provides interactive creative time like drawing, paper sculpture, painting, flip book making and more for young patients. Volunteers work with patients on a variety of activities focused on creating and imagination and at the end of the session the child gets to pick a kit to take home with them. 

“I have been aware of the great work the backyard EXPERIENCE has been doing for some time. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, a large part of our mission is investing in the communities in which we work and live. I am thrilled Andigo Credit Union can help TBE extend their reach and services to more youth in our area” says Matt Hancock, Vice President of Business Services.

About Andigo Credit Union

Andigo, headquartered in Schaumburg, IL since 1939, serves more than 35,000 members. It is one of the largest not-for-profit, member-owned financial institutions in the state. Andigo passes proceeds back to members in the forms of better rates and lower fees, while having more fun along the way. In short, it’s like a bank, without the bummer. To learn more about Andigo’s products and services, or for information on how to join, visit www.andigo.org.

About Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Chicagoland

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a 501(c)3 public charity based in Orange County, CA. Chuck Jones was a creative genius who gave life to Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and Bugs Bunny along with over 300 animated films.  The Center, which Jones founded in 1999, is an organization that fosters and teaches creative thinking—the thinking behind problem solving.

It’s a fact that “creativity” is like a muscle in your brain that needs exercise in order to get and stay healthy. The stronger that muscle is, the better it works in engaging tasks and solving problems. The Center serves as a gymnasium for the brain.

The Center works with disadvantaged youth, school systems without arts programs, people on the autism spectrum, the elderly (many of whom suffer from early onset dementia), and other groups, including corporate clients, who see the value of pumping up creativity in their ranks. For more information on the workshops call 630-283-3621.

About The Backyard EXPERIENCE

The backyard EXPERIENCE is a 501(c)3 non-profit where we believe IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY can accomplish anything and LISTENING & COLLABORATION will lead to better solutions. The result of doing what we love professionally gives us the opportunity to infuse the arts back into the community with our non-profit. Our simple mission: "Inspire imagination & creativity in children of all ages to push past their barriers."Teach and mentor art/design students, open a gallery, volunteer at and sponsor multiple creative events. We will work with education, healthcare, special needs and community to give back. The Backyard EXPERIENCE is a movement created and supported by 3 Monkeys & Aardvark Studios.