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Activities & Events

June 3, 2017

  • The Sgt. Tommy's Kids Family Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at Herrick Lake in Wheaton, Illinois. Attendees will learn about and practice fishing, participate in games and crafts, enjoy a free lunch, and take home a rod and reel to enjoy the sport after the day is complete. All children ages 3-15 are welcome to attend with their families and friends. This event is limited to the first 350 children registered. The event is always completely free, but we ask that attendees sign-up in advance. We hope to see you there this year. for more information please visit Sgt Tommy's Kids Fishing Day

June 30 - July 8, 2017

  • The 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will be held June 30 – July 8 in Chicago. Approximately 250 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the competition. The wounded warrior athletes will represent the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command. Teams include active-duty service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress. They will go head-to-head in archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, wheelchair basketball, track and field, engaging in friendly competition and experiencing the healing power of sports. 2017 marks the first year the Warrior Games will be held entirely outside a military installation or a U.S. Olympic Committee facility. Bringing the Warrior Games to Chicago increases public exposure of the event and provides new opportunities to showcase the strength, resilience, and dedication of the participants. With downtown Chicago as the backdrop, the 2017 Games promise to be memorable for the wounded warrior athletes, enjoyable for their caregivers and family members, and inspirational and educational for spectators and other supporters. For more information please visit Warrior Games

July 4, 2017

  • On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!

July 22, 2017

  • The DeKalb County Marine Corps League Detachment #847 is hosting their 2nd annual Fire Team Scramble Golf Outing on Saturday, July 22nd at the Sycamore Golf Course. Cost is $70 per golfer which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner and t-shirt. Registration opens at 8:00 AM, shot gun start at 9:00 AM. Dinner begins immediately after golf at 2:00 PM. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brent Bacon at 815-751-6211.

    » Download the team sign-up card

July 30, 2017

  • Dust off your leather and fire up those 'Hogs' for the United States Marine Corps PATRIOT RIDE to be held on Sunday, July 30th. All branches of service, all Veterans and Civilians are welcome! All proceeds benefit Honor America's Valor and the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Illinois, both 501(c)3 charities. Costs are $20 per rider, or $30 for Rider/Passenger combo. The ride begins and finishes at Woodstock Harley Davidson at 2235 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Registration begins at 9:00 AM, kickstands up at 10:30 AM. For more information, please visit

August 19-20, 2017

  • Chicago Air and Water Show featuring military and civilian flight aerobatics, historic aircraft, simulated water rescues and parachute teams. The Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the largest and longest-running free admission events of its kind. North Avenue Beach. Event runs from 10AM -4PM. National anthem at 10:45AM

August 27, 2017

  • Train. Race. Conquer. Join the Chicago Veterans on Sunday, August 27, 2017 for the 7th Annual Fort2Base Race! Registration is now open! Use discount code CHIVET, for 10% off standard pricing for the 10NM or 3NM! For more information and to register please visit

September 30, 2017

  • Please join us September 30, 2017 for a round of golf, at Village Greens of Woodridge, IL at our Eighth Annual Golf Outing to raise money to support Sgt. Tommy’s Kids. We are a 501c3 Charity started in honor of fallen Marine Sgt. Thomas M. Gilbert. We are working to carry on his love of the outdoors by hosting our Fishing Day for children and their families, and providing kids with the opportunity to attend outdoor education camps. Over the past 10 years, we’ve put FREE fishing poles in the hands of over 1,500 kids and have helped to send over 400 children to Camp Edwards YMCA Camp. For more information please visit Sgt Tommy's Kids Golf Outing

October 15, 2017

  • The 2017 Toys for Tots Campaign officially begins and runs through December 23rd. If you are interesting in volunteering, please contact the LCO in your County of residence by clicking here

November 10, 2017


November 11, 2017

  • VETERANS DAY. Take time to pay tribute and give thanks to all American Veterans who served their country during war or peacetime.

December 3, 2017

  • Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade - "The World's Greatest Motorcycle Parade". Help support 2d Battalion, 24th Marines in their Toys for Tots mission. The parade will begin at Dan Ryan Woods (83rd & Western) and ends at Lane Tech 2501 W. Addison). Line up begins at 6:00AM, and the parade will start at 9:30AM. For more information, please visit

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