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Activities & Events

June 16, 2018

  • The Sgt. Tommy's Kids Family Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 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

July 4, 2018

  • 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 21, 2018

  • Dust off your leather and fire up those 'Hogs' for the United States Marine Corps PATRIOT RIDE to be held on Saturday, July 21st. 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 18-19, 2018

  • 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 26, 2018

  • Train. Race. Conquer. Join the Chicago Veterans on Sunday, August 26, 2018 for the 8th 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 29, 2018

  • Please join us September 29, 2018 for a round of golf, at Village Greens of Woodridge, IL at our 9th 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, 2018

  • The 2018 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, 2018


November 11, 2018

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

December 2, 2018

  • 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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