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More dealers wanted for USO barbecue fundraiser

June 2, 2017
More than 60 area dealers already have committed to hosting a barbecue fundraiser for the USO of Illinois on July 15, and there still is time to join the cause.
Dealers who call the CATA to register, at (630) 495-2282, will receive materials to help them promote their involvement and ideas to help make their event a success.
All the funds are used for USO programs that support deployed troops, military families, wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers, and families of the fallen.
CATA officials coordinating the barbecues hope to cross the half-million-dollar mark this summer in funds raised for USO of Illinois, after raising about $420,000 for the nonprofit over the past four Julys. 
Chicago has been the only market in recent years where dealers have hosted USO Barbecue for the Troops events, but NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli, a dealer principal in Antioch, is encouraging dealers across the country to host an event on July 15.
Some of the planned fundraising activities include:
• Car Wash, with dealers asking for donations
• Lunch special for employees and their families and friends. They can leave the brown bag at home and eat in, to support the troops
• Cornhole/Bags Games. No American barbecue is complete without a cornhole/bags tourney!
• On Demand DJ, with donations made for song requests
• Social Media Donations. Enlist employees to promote the dealership’s USO Barbecue for the Troops through their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and similar accounts, to collect additional donations through an event page.
Visit for a full listing of participating new car dealers.