Operation Support Our Troops Illinois Fundraiser


10-Year Member
Founding Member
Jun 11, 2006
For anyone in the Chicago area on 7/21/07, this is an an amazing organization that does an awful lot for our troops.


Operation Support Our Troops - Illinois, Inc.

All proceeds from the concert will benefit Operation Support Our Troops-IL, Inc. This all volunteer charitable organization has sent over 12,000 "care packages" of goods to our troops in Afghanistan & Iraq, and has helped to improve the morale of troops deployed in harm’s way. The care packages contain snacks, personal care items, and letters of greeting and encouragement. In addition, OSOT-IL has supported wounded troops at Brooke Army Medical Center and with donations of DVDs, games and snack foods and has raised $100,000 to purchase vans for severely wounded troops. In 2006, OSOTIL partnered with Hines VA Hospital to financially support the expansion of their facilities to help accommodate and treat returning Iraq and Afghanistan wounded Veterans.

CSI: NY’s Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band

Actor, director, producer, and star of the highly rated CSI:NY, Chicago-area native Gary Sinise is also a dedicated supporter of the USO. He is the recipient of many awards, including the 2004 Above and Beyond Patriot Award from the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum for his contributions to the morale and welfare of men and women in the US Military. The "Lt. Dan Band" is named after the character he portrayed in his Oscar-nominated performance in "Forrest Gump". The Lt. Dan Band covers everything from Springsteen to Linkin Park, from Aretha to Hendrix. There’s something for everyone and each show highlights the musical diversity of the band, as well as the passion & energy each member brings to the stage.

Rockin’ For the Troops 2007 Concert

* When: July 21, 2007, 7:30 pm; gates open at 2:00 pm
* Where: Cantigny Park, Wheaton Illinois
* Ticket Price: $20
* Parking Information: "Limited onsite parking available for $10 per car. FREE off-site parking and shuttle service available at the DuPage County Complex lot and the International Truck lot. We recommend you avoid the lines and go directly to the off-site lots. Click here for a map and directions.
* Special Appearances by emmy winning comedian Dennis Miller and WIND's Big John Howell and the Born to Boogie Band.
* National Anthem will be sung by Wayne Messmer.

And here's a link to info about Cantigny Park: http://www.cantigny.org/
It could definitely be worth a weekend trip if you're not far away.