Fox Valley Marines Detachment’s 4th Annual Hoops for Troops Tournament Raises $7,500 to Benefit Military Families at Hines VA Fisher House
FOFH-IL Salutes This Partner Whose Financial Support Amounts to a Remarkable $12,500 since 2013
The 2014 tournament at the Vaughn Athletic Center in Aurora resulted in a championship playoff between Naperville Department and Kendall County Sheriff’s Department with Naperville taking first place. The full roster of 10 teams for the two-day event included: Department, the Police Departments of Aurora, Montgomery and Naperville; the Sheriff’s Departments of DuPage and Kendall County; the Fire Departments of Aurora, Little Rock-Fox and Oswego, plus Team Home Depot of Geneva and the Illinois National Guard of Aurora.
The two-day, action-packed event featured a Chicago Wheelchair Bulls and Jr. Bulls Basketball Exhibition Game, Miss Illinois 2013, Bob Love of the Chicago Bulls, Tom Tomasuelo of WGN Sports, 94.7 FM & 89 AM WLS Road Crew, plus 95.9 FM The River Road Crew.
Tremendous legwork, phone solicitations and volunteer recruiting have resulted in this annual event with raffle prizes raising some $10,000 each of two successive years to support various veteran-related charities selected by Fox Valley Marines: Friends of Fisher House-Illinois, Hope for Tomorrow, Operation Welcome You Home, Illinois, Inc., and a portion retained by Fox Valley Marines to help military and women.
Westwood College O’Hare Program Chairs and Faculty Volunteers Team (l - r:) John Boland, Ann Varchetta, Kurt Szaltis and Carl Cooper worked with FOFH-IL Volunteer Barb Kemp (r) to build awareness of the need to support military families during medical crises at Hines VA Fisher House.
|Bonus for Volunteers
Carl (l) and Barb Kemp (r) was meeting 2013 Miss Illinois Brittaney Smith.
|Special $250 Donation from Naperville Police Dept. is presented to FOFH-Il President Betty Stamatis.||FOFH-IL Development Officer Barb Kemp receives $7,500 contribution from Fox Valley Marines Detachment #1233 to help support military families during medical crises at Hines VA Fisher House.|