2018 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award honorees
The Daily Herald
2018 YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Aaron Del Mar, Adrenaline Special Events, Palatine Throughout his life, Aaron Del Mar has always had a competitive spirit and a passion for success. He has channeled this passion into creating and managing his own businesses that draw over one million dollars in revenue. His business, Adrenaline Special Events, or ASE, is an event management company specializing in the formation and production of athletic events. ASE hosts events throughout the nation and is most known for its Santa and Halloween Hustle 5K races, with proceeds supporting a local charity. Del Mar has also founded the organization, 'Fathers Helping Fathers', a front-runner in the struggle to raise awareness about the positive influence a father has on child development and on family structure itself. The significance of Aaron's work for this organization is the strong proponent of changing legislation to give fathers more rights responsibility, and accountability in child custody cases. Del Mar also plays an active role in his community which includes coaching and mentoring for young children, political aspirations, and continually donating his time and money to various charitable organizations.