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The 11th Annual BBQ for the Troops fundraiser is taking place again this summer. Each July, Chicagoland new-car dealers rally together for this grassroots initiative that directly supports the USO. Since 2013, dealers have raised over $1.1M for local troops and their families. The fundraisers ranged from small lunches, to full community festivals featuring patriotic ceremonies, classic car shows, live music, family games and more.


Eleven years ago, the CATA and area new-car dealers partnered with the USO to create the Barbecue for the Troops campaign to raise money for our local troops and their families. What started as a few hot dogs and tin can has now grown into an annual festival which brings in thousands of dollars. In fact, the program’s lifetime total is over $1.2 million raised for the USO!

Dealers are giving back throughout the entire month of July

Visit a participating dealer to partake in the fun. Attend one of the many barbecues that will be taking place at participating locations on Saturday, July 13 across the Chicagoland area for fresh-off-the-grill food, fun and fundraising.
Can't make it to a barbecue? Take a test drive at one of the participating dealers and a donation will be made for every test drive in the month of July. 


  Advantage Chevrolet BridgeviewHawk Ford & Hawk Nissan of St. Charles
Apple Chevrolet Hawk Ford of Carol Stream
Arlington Heights Buick GMC Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet
Arlington Heights Ford   Hennessy's River View Ford
Berwyn Kia Jennings Chevrolet
  Bob Jass Chevrolet Jennings Volkswagen
Brilliance Honda Jerry Haggerty Chevrolet
Brilliance SubaruKelly Nissan
Castle Chevrolet McHenry Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Chevrolet of Homewood Liberty Subaru
  City Chevrolet of Grayslake  

Court Street Ford
Pearl Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
 Dempsey Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 
Ray Chevrolet of Fox Lake
Dick Wickstrom Chevrolet Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Fox Lake
Dralle Chevrolet  
Raymond Chevrolet
Elgin Hyundai  
Raymond Kia
Ford of Homewood
 Roesch Ford
Fox Valley Buick GMC
Tasca Chevrolet of Wheeling
Fox Valley Volkswagen Crystal Lake
Tasca Ford of Midlothian
Fox Valley Volkswagen St. Charles
Webb Chevy Plainfield
Garber Chevrolet Highland Webb Hyundai Highland
Haggerty Buick GMC Webb Hyundai Merrillville

Hawk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Willowbrook Ford

   Hosting a BBQ on July 13
   Raising money through Test Drives for Donations throughout the entire month of July

Find a participating dealer near you

Use the map below to find a participating dealer near you. 

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