USO BBQ for the Troops

BBQ 2019

New-car dealers in the Chicago area are on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. For the sixth consecutive year, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and its dealer members have partnered with the USO of Illinois to host “Barbecue for the Troops” community fundraising events on Saturday, July 13.

Over the past five years, CATA dealers have rallied their communities to help raise $740,000 to support USO of Illinois programs and services. Let’s make this year bigger and better!

Every dollar you raise will help your local USO provide services and support for the troops and their families.

Already, more than 70 dealerships representing more than 35 communities across Chicagoland will fire up the grill, offer “free” services, such as car washes, and collect donations to support the USO of Illinois. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will support troops deployed and at home; military families; wounded, ill and injured troops as well as families of the fallen.

Join one of your local new-car dealers on July 13th for a day of great food and fun to help support local service members and military families who need it the most. Visit for a full listing of participating new car dealers.