Event Details - JULY 13TH - 11AM-3PM
Where: Joe Cotton Ford
175 W North Ave Carol Stream, IL.
This is the 7th annual USO BBQ for the Troops! Joe Cotton Ford is excited to be part of such an amazing fundraiser. 100% of our proceeds are donated to our troops, both deployed and at home. So be sure to bring the family! There is something for everybody to enjoy...Food: Brats, Hotdogs, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Drinks. We will also have Kids’ Games, Live Music, a Drive 4 UR Community and a chance to win a 2 year lease on a 2019 Ford F-150. You can RSVP here - https://www.joecottonford.com/uso-bbq-for-the-troops/
Can't make it then here is a perfect way to show your support by donating.
See how far your money will go:
$5: can provide 3 service members access and support at one of our 2 USO O'Hare Centers
$10: can provide 2 sailors a free hot meal the night before pay day at USO Great Lakes Center
$34: can give 1 military child access to USO Discover Kids programs
$51: can send 1 care package to a deployed troop from Illinois
$100: can provide financial support to more than 25 different military family members over the holidays
Last year this event raised $150,000 for service members and their families. We are hoping to surpass that this year!Each year USO of Illinois touches the lives of 330,000 service members and their families. There are hundreds of programs across the five USO of Illinois facilities. These programs provide comfort to the service member, support the military family as a unit, create safe and fun spaces for the military youth to connect, and allow community members to show their support for these military families.Ways to Support
- Come celebrate with us on July 13th to show your support and help raise money
- Make a donation on our CrowdRise page
- Share the event on social media to help spread awareness
- Encourage other community members to get involved as well
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.