Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Where: 801 W Dundee Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Bring the family to have a great time at one of the many events, including a dunk tank, a bounce house, raffles, kids' games, prizes, silent auction, and so much more.
Raffle and auction items include (but are not limited to) sports jerseys (Chicago teams), sport event tickets (also Chicago teams), remote starts and aftermarket items, autographed athlete photo(s), indoor and outdoor home decor, free window tints, car care buckets (valued at over $50 each), wine tasting and guided tour for up to 10, electronics, and over 50 different gift cards!
The grill will be fired about around 11 AM, and we will serve food and drinks and we will also have live entertainment!
We will donate 100% of the proceeds to support troops both deployed and at home. Last year, we raised over $6,000, and our goal is to hit $8,000 this year!
In addition to the BBQ for the Troops, be sure to check us out on social media. We, along with other participating dealers, will be running social media contests where fans can nominate a military member or veteran they believe deserves the Ultimate Backyard BBQ. One lucky winner and 50 of their friends will receive the Ultimate Backyard BBQ, which will include a personal cooking demonstration and the chance to meet a Chicago Blackhawks player ambassador. It's just a small way we can say thank you to someone who has given so much for the rest of our community, so let's all rally together and show them all our support.
How to Get Involved
There are plenty of ways to get involved for such a great cause. Take a look at how you can support BBQ for the Troops.Come celebrate with us on July 13th to show your support and raise funds.Make a monetary donation online at CrowdRise or stop by our facility before then if you can't attend the event.Share our event on social media.Encourage other members of the community to get involved, whether through donations or social media sharing.Mark Your CalendarsIt's not every day that we can help support those who fight for us, so make sure to mark your calendar for July 14th and get involved. We can't wait to see how many members of the community come out and show their support. Contact us at 888.481.8735 to donate or if you have any questions about our inventory.
USO BBQ for the Troops Event Happening at Arlington Heights Ford
Once again, Arlington Heights Ford is rallying all local drivers to help raise funds for a great cause. We are firing up our grills on Saturday, July 14, 2018 to support the USO of Illinois and local troops. Arlington Heights Ford is one of many dealerships that partnered with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association to help raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families through a BBQ for the Troops fundraising event. Be sure to head down to the dealership to help us support the men and women who fight every day for our freedom.
ABOUT THE USO-The Mission: The mission of the USO is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. The Vision: As the premier provider of programs and centers, the USO of Illinois is the leader and trusted resource that serves the needs of the military community, in times of peace and war, and acts as a bridge to the public. About: Since 1941, the USO has served as a private, civilian 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that receives no direct government funding, but relies solely on the generosity of the American people. The USO of Illinois touches the lives of more than 318,000 Active Duty, Guard and Reserve military and military families throughout Illinois. Offered year round, the USO of Illinois provides over 300 programs and services that enhance the quality of our service members lives which raise morale through unique recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities and USO Center facilities at Midway Airport, Great Lakes Naval Station, O’Hare Terminal 2, O’Hare Terminal 3 and the Rock Island Arsenal. Together, our network of hundreds of volunteers donates nearly 20,000 hours of service annually in honor of our brave men and women. The USO is chartered by Congress as a non-profit organization. It is not part of the U.S. government but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO.