USO BBQ for the Troops Raises $182,000

On July 14, over 100 local, new car dealers fired up their grills and hosted individual community fundraising events for USO of Illinois, collectively raising $182,000. Participating dealers gathered at USO of Illinois’ Clark After Dark to formally present the check.

“Local new-car dealers continue to up the ante each year at the USO BBQ for the Troops program,” said CATA Chairman Tony Guido. “While I am awed by its growing success, the fact that the USO Barbecue for the Troops program continues to gain momentum each year doesn’t surprise me. As a dealer myself, I know firsthand the impact dealers have within their communities; they rally others like not many can. While it’s true dealers compete for business, they put that rivalry aside and band together to achieve a common goal, which is to support the USO of Illinois and local military.”

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