Chicago Bears wide receiver, Devin Hester, will be visiting with fans in Lake Barrington TONIGHT to help raise funds to support our troops. All 500 tickets for tonight’s event at the Lake Barrington Field House have sold out. But there’s still one way you can get on the guest list.
Funds raised at tonight’s event will help cover the cost of care packages headed overseas to active members of the US Military. They will also be collecting toy donations for the Toys for Tots campaign tonight. And that’s how you can win the “Last Chance” raffle and a ticket to meet Devin Hester while he’s here.
The Toys for Tots collection boxes will be open at the Lake Barrington Field House between 6 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. tonight. Each toy donated will receive a chance to win the “Last Chance” drawing at 8:23 tonight. The more toys you bring, the better your chances will be of winning a ticket to meet Devin Hester. Two winners will be chosen!
The Lake Barrington Field House is at 28156 W. North Pointe Parkway in Lake Barrington. The event lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., but the line starts at 6 p.m. sharp.
If you missed the chance to purchase a ticket, but would still like to get involved with sending care packages to our troops overseas, the organization spearheading the effort is called Operation Support Our Troops America. The top 10 items members of the military request for those packages are crackers, canned pasta or soup, granola bars, foot powder, Beef Jerky/Slim Jims, tuna, microwave popcorn, canned nuts, individually wrapped hot chocolate packages and one pound individual packets of coffee. To learn more, visit OSOTAmerica.org/get-involved/itemsneeded and OSOTAmerica.org/ComfortPackages.
To learn more about all of the organizations involved with planning tonight’s event, visit MercyExtended.org, Operation-Support-Our-Troops.org, OSOTAmerica.org, ToysForTots.org and, of course, LakeBarringtonFieldHouse.com.