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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. 


Apple Chevrolet Hawk Ford of Carol Stream
Arlington Heights Buick GMC  Hennessy's River View Ford
Arlington Heights Ford    McGrath Arlington Kia
Berwyn Kia  McGrath City Honda
  Bob Jass Chevrolet  Oak Lawn Toyota
Castle Chevrolet McHenry  Pearl Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Chevrolet of Homewood    Raymond Chevrolet
  City Chevrolet of Grayslake    Raymond Kia

Court Street Ford  Tasca Chevrolet of Wheeling
Dralle Chevrolet  Tasca Ford of Midlothian
Ford of Homewood
 Webb Chevy Plainfield
Fox Valley Buick GMC

 Webb Hyundai Highland
Fox Valley Volkswagen Crystal Lake
 Webb Hyundai Merrillville
Fox Valley Volkswagen St. Charles
 Willowbrook Ford
Garber Chevrolet Highland
 Hawk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat    
Hawk Ford & Hawk Nissan of St. Charles    


   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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