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DPF Haunted House Event

The Disabled Patriot Fund is very excited about this first-time ever fundraising event! It is a family oriented, “lights on”, trick-or-treating event for people of all ages!

It will take place on Sunday, October 30th, at the brand-new HellsGate Haunted House at 3101 Canal Street in Lockport.

Kids could dress up in their costumes and have a chance of winning a prize for best costume, enjoy jumping in the inflatables, go trick-or-treating in the rooms of the haunted house and more.  For the adults, there will be a 50/50 raffle, basket raffles, adult costume contest and a chance to see “behind the scenes” of the best haunted house around!

There will be a taco truck and other food items for purchase.

Don’t miss out on the Halloween fun!  Tickets are $8.00 for all ages and can be purchased at the HellsGate ticket booth the date of the event.

In order for this event to be a success, we need the help of the general public for donations.  We are looking for donations of sponsorships, gift certificates from restaurants, salons, spas, etc., auction items, raffle items and/or raffle baskets and any amount CANDY, CANDY, CANDY!  If you can even donate just one bag, it would greatly be appreciated!

You can contact Laura Harris at (708)516-7825 or lauraharris17@comcast.net for any donation questions.

We hope to see you at this spooktacular event!

Haunted House Fundraiser Raffle Baskets

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Jan Golden for preparing our wonderful raffle baskets for our Haunted House event taking place at HellsGate Haunted House on October 30th! Here is a sneak peek of what you can win if you purchase raffle tickets!!

Jenny’s Steakhouse – Queen of Hearts Results – September 20, 2016

The Disabled Patriot Fund’s Queen of Heart’s Charity Raffle at Jenny’s Southside Tap kicked off last night with its first drawing of Game A. Red Ticket # 0830245 was drawn and card position 38 was opened to reveal the 9 of diamonds. Last night’s winner received $120. Since the Queen of Hearts was not drawn, the remaining jackpot of $172 will rollover to next week.

The jackpot will continue to grow daily so please stop by Jenny’s Southside Tap, located at 10160 W. 191st Street in Mokena, IL to join us in supporting our local veterans and help raise funds for the Disabled Patriot Fund.

Jenny’s Southside Tap’s staff are bona fide volunteer members of the Disabled Patriot Fund, providing assistance when needed to support the cause of The Disabled Patriot Fund.

Orland Park Crossing Spirit of America Car Show Event, September 17, 2016

Come join in a wonderful family event at the Orland Park Crossing Spirit of America Car Show Event.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Disabled Patriot Fund.

Queen of Hearts Results

June 22, 2016 – Week 4

The 10 of spades (card #13) was drawn at our weekly Queen of Hearts event on June 22. (See attachment.) Since the Queen of Hearts was not drawn, the total jackpot now stands at $3,425.00! The jackpot rolls over and will continue to grow daily so please stop by Mackeys Pub, located at 143rd and John Humphrey Drive in Orland Park to support this great business and our weekly fundraiser for DPF. They offer great food with lunch and dinner specials daily. The profits from the Queen of Hearts are shared with the Orland Park Veterans Commission.

Mackey’s staff sells raffle tickets for us throughout the week, so please feel free to send the above attachment to your friends and help us promote this event. After the core DPF and Veterans Commission group feels comfortable with the process of this weekly event, we’d like for you to take a turn at Mackey’s occasionally.  If you arrive at Mackey’s at 6:00pm, you’ll be out by 8:15pm as the winning ticket is drawn at 8:00pm.  The time flies by as people stop to buy raffle tickets and talk to us a little about what the DPF and Veterans Commission does in the community to help veterans.

The DPF annual golf outing is next Wednesday, June 29, but a couple of our board members have volunteered to work at Mackey’s following the outing.  Please think about stopping by any Wednesday beginning on July 6th to see what our organization is doing in the community.  Questions: John LaFlamboy 708-638-8577 or Phil Bell 708-860-2355.

Queen of Hearts

This is the first day of our Queen of Hearts Raffle!

Daily Southtown Article – 2nd Annual Concert Fundraiser

The Daily Southtown featured an article on the 2nd Annual Concert Fundraiser taking place on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at Gaelic Park.  Click the link below to read the article.


4th Annual Black & White Event 2015

On Saturday, October 3rd, the Disabled Patriot Fund hosted their 4th Annual Black & White Event.  The event took place at Gibsons Steakhouse on Rush Street.  The fundraiser raised over $8,000 for the organization.  The guest speaker of the night was Erica Jeffries. Erica was announced as the Director-designate for the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs by Governor Bruce Rauner on Jan. 16, 2015, and was confirmed on March 19 by the Illinois State Senate.

Enjoy some photos from the fundraiser. www.flickr.com/photos/disabledpatriotfund/albums/72157657239534473

11th Annual DPF Golf Outing

On July 1, 2015, the 11th Annual Disabled Patriot Fund Golf Outing took place at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park.  Foursomes sold out and there were an unbelievable amount of sponsorships.  The fundraiser raised over $63,000 for the organization!  Sylvia Perez, formerly of ABC News, was a guest speaker.

Read Sylvia Perez’s blog following her visit to the fundraiser.  sylviaperez.com/blog/american-spirithappy-4th

Enjoy some of our photos from the event. www.flickr.com/photos/disabledpatriotfund/albums/72157655577901131

Fox’s Reaches Out to Veterans!

Fox’s Pub Restaurant reaches out to our Veterans to thank them for their service.  Help spread the work to our Veterans so they could take advantage of this offer!

Fox Says Thanks

3rd Annual Black & White Event

The Disabled Patriot Fund’s 3rd Annual Black & White Event took place on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at Gibsons Steakhouse at 1028 North Rush Street in Chicago.  Guests flooded the room to listen to a speech given by Sgt. Allen J. Lynch.  A wonderful dinner was served, donations made and auction items purchased.  The event brought in approximately $17,000 to the organization.

Eliiot From from Art Beat Live entertained the guests with his speed painting.  He auctioned off his painting to the highest bidder.  He didn’t stop there!  He offered to sell two more paintings that he will personally paint for anyone that matched the highest bidder!  Two other guests came forward!

The Disabled Patriot Fund made a surprise disbursement to injured veteran, Rogelio Villa.  To see the looks on our veterans faces when a disbursement is made is priceless!  It gives them some sense of relief.  Rogelio stated, “I feel more at east and I can focus on my studies, work and family without feeling worried about how I will be able to catch up on my financial responsibilities or having to make a decision between paying a bill or paying for groceries.”

Thank you to all who participated in either attending or making a donation to this event!

Disabled Patriot Fund 10th Anniversary Golf Outing A Success!

The Disabled Patriot Fund hosted its 10th Anniversary Golf Outing on July 2nd, 2014.  The event raised approximately $50,000 for the organization.  Thank you to all that participated in this great event to make it a success.

Patrick Mcshane, President, and Steve Harris, Vice-President and Chairman of the Disbursement Committee of the DPF, presented a surprise disbursement to injured veteran, Mason Mitchell, who suffers from severe PTSD and depression among other injuries. Mason gave a very heart-warming thank-you speech and touched the hearts of every guest in the room!

Other past DPF recipients that attended the event were Jonathan Jans, Sergio Lopez and Tashena Hughes. (See Picture Below)

Thank you to Dave Wagner, Secretary of the DPF, for all of his work and dedication to coordinating such a wonderful event!  Thank you to all of the Sponsors and Golfs that made this event such a great SUCCESS!

Harrah’s Ceaesars Foundation Donation

On March 20, 2013, the Caesars Foundation presented a grant to the Disabled Patriot Fund in the amount of $15,000 at Harrah’s Joliet Casino & Hotel.

The funds will be used to assist in the staggering financial needs of returning veterans providing daily essentials such as housing or medical and financial assistance.

Black & White Event

Thank you to DPF Board Members, Dan Proft and Andy Magliochetti, for all their hard work in organizing the DPF Black and White Event on December 8, 2012.  This event took place at the Pritzker Military Library at 104 S. Michigan in Chicago.  This event brought in over $10,000 for the fund.  Thank you to all guests that attended the event and to all that made donations.

In attendance were former DPF recipients, Danielle Green-Byrd, Miguel Delgado, Zaneta Adams and Jay Somers.

A disbursement was made to Jay Somers during the event for assistance.

Carlos May, former White Sox Player, as attended the event as a guest speaker.

Thank you to all that were supporters of this event!

Click on the link below to view more pictures of the event.


Philanthropy Award

On November 1, 2012, the DPF received the Philanthropy Award from Economic Development Council for the Southwest Suburbs. The banquet took place at Moraine Valley Community College who strongly support the economic development of the southwest suburbs. Pat McShane, President, accepted the award on behalf of the DPF.  DPF Board members that attended the event (from right to left) were: Andy Magliochetti, Dan Proft, Tom Spangler, Maribeth Hearn, Pat McShane, Steve Harris, Pat Sullivan and Ray Baranak.

DPF 8th Annual Golf Outing Flyer

The Disabled Patriot Fund’s 8th Annual Golf Outing took place on July 12, 2012 at Green Garden Country Club in Frankfort.  The fundraiser was a huge success for the DPF raising approximately $45,000 for the fund.

Click on the link below to view more photos from the event.


DPF 7th Annual Golf Outing 2011

The DPF’s Annual Golf Outing on July 7, 2011, raised approximately $40,000 for the fund. Thank you to Board member Dave Wagner, who put the entire event together.

The DPF presented a check to Danielle Green-Byrd who sacrificed her arm for our country.

Click on the link below to view more photos from the event.


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