Chicago Auto Dealers Host Barbecue for the Troops Fund-Raiser | Edmunds

Chicago Auto Dealers Host Barbecue for the Troops Fund-Raiser


Just the Facts:
  • The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and its dealer members have partnered with the USO of Illinois to host more than 60 Barbecue for the Troops community fund-raising events on July 19.
  • All proceeds raised will directly support local military and their families.
  • The 2013 event raised $37,500 in support of the U.S. Armed Forces.

CHICAGO The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and its dealer members have partnered with the USO of Illinois to host more than 60 Barbecue for the Troops community fund-raising events on July 19.

All proceeds raised will directly support local military and their families.

The 2013 event here raised $37,500 in support of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Participating dealers will add unique spins to the fund-raising barbecues.

"Patriotic ceremonies, cook-offs, car washes, live music and games for kids of all ages are just a few highlights event attendees will be able to enjoy at dealerships across Chicagoland on July 19," said the Chicago Automobile Trade Association in a statement.

Participating dealers include McGrath Acura Chicago, Westfield Ford, DuPage Dodge Chrysler Jeep and Al Piemonte Nissan.

Those who cannot attend an event can show support and win prizes by submitting barbecue photos or videos with hashtag #BBQ4Troops on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Edmunds says: This is a national fund-raising event, so check with your dealer for more local events.

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