2022 Fundraiser Events


List of our current programs.
7th annual Motorcycle/Car Run

When: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Start and ending location: Manteno Sportsman’s Club [851 N. Main St. Manteno, IL 60960]

  • $25 per driver (includes ride + after party)
  • $10 per rider (includes ride + after party)
  • $10 after party only
  • 10 and under are free

Join us for a fun 55-mile escorted motorcycle and car ride to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in memory of Mokena’s hometown hero PFC Aaron Toppen. ALL cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome on the drive. After the ride stick around for lunch, cash bar, raffles, live entertainment and more!

    Event Schedule:
  • 7:30-9:30 a.m. – Registration
  • 9:30 a.m. - Welcome
  • 10:00 a.m. - Kick stands up
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch, beverages and live entertainment begins
  • 1:00 p.m. - Ceremony
  • 2:45 p.m. - Raffles will be drawn
  • 3:30 p.m. - Event concludes

Proceeds benefit the Our Fallen Hero Foundation in Memory of PFC Aaron Toppen

REGISTER early on Eventbrite or the day of the event

9th annual Our Fallen Hero 5k run/walk

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Willowview Park, Mokena

Start the morning with a pre-race warm-up courtesy of SPENGA, Presentation of the Colors and National Anthem. Enjoy a 3.1 mile run/walk through the streets of Mokena. Finish with post-race refreshments, raffles and music entertainment.

All pre-registered race participants receive a Dri-fit t-shirt and drawstring cinch bag.

Awards given to the top overall male and female as well as 1st place finisher in each age category. Age categories are: less than 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 30-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

  • Now through September 24: Adult: $25 | 18 and under: $15
  • Day of race: Adult: $30 | 18 and under: $20
    Race Day Schedule:
  • 6:30 a.m. Day of registration and packet pick-up opens
  • 7:30 a.m. Registration closes
  • 8:00 a.m. Race starts
  • 9:15 a.m. Awards ceremony and raffles

Packet pick-up
Location: The Oaks Recreation Center - Mokena
Thursday, Sept. 22 [4-7 p.m.]
Friday, Sept. 23 [4-7 p.m.]
You can still register for the race at packet pick-up

2022 Beneficiary
Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the USO Illinois.
Since 1941, the USO has served as a private, civilian 501c(3) non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the American people. USO of Illinois touches the lives of nearly 350,000 Active Duty, Guard and Reserve military and military families throughout Illinois. Offered year round, USO of Illinois provides over 300 programs and services that enhance the quality of our service members lives which raise morale through unique recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities and USO Center facilities at Midway Airport, Great Lakes Naval Station, O’Hare Terminal 2, O’Hare Terminal 3 and the Rock Island Arsenal. Together, our network of hundreds of volunteers donates nearly 20,000 hours of service annually in honor of our brave men and women.

Register today