Chicago-area Dealers Raise $146,500

By Staff Writer August 22, 2019

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the Chicago-area’s new-car dealer association, partnered with the USO of Illinois to host Barbecue for the Troops fundraisers for the seventh consecutive year.

This summer, 115 local dealerships fired up their grills to host community Barbecue for the Troops events featuring everything from patriotic ceremonies, to classic car shows, live music, games for kids of all ages and, of course, barbecues. The dealerships rallied their communities once again, bringing in more than $146,500 for local military and their families.

“The money that’s raised here, stays here,” said Bill Haggerty, CATA chairman. “CATA dealerships are committed to giving back to their communities, and the USO Barbecue for the Troops initiative is one great example of dealers helping people in need – right in our own backyards.”

Since the program’s inception in 2013, nearly $900,000 has been raised to support USO of Illinois initiatives.

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