Programs

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Programs
List of our current programs.
Family Fishing Picnic in memory of PFC Aaron Toppen

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Izaak Walton League of America in Dolton, IL

Enjoy a fun picnic and fishing day. Admission gets everyone into the lake, entered into a door prize raffle, and lunch. The beach will be open for the kids to swim (with adult supervision), the sand volleyball courts are available, as well as the bag sets. Music / Karaoke as always and the bar at the club will be open for cash purchases. Hope to see everyone out there to enjoy the good company and do what Aaron loves most.

Time: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Ages 13+: $10.00
  • Ages 12 and under: $5.00


  • Motorcycle Run

    Saturday, August 17, 2019
    Pipefitters Local Union 597 Hall in Mokena

    Enjoy a beautiful 50 mile escorted ride starting and ending at the Pipefitters training center in Mokena. Cars and Trucks are welcome. Lunch and live music provided by Nashville Electric Company included. Tons of raffles and vendors as well! Cash bar- Come out and have some fun! Registration begins at 7:30am the morning of and Kick stands up at 10:00am. Hope to see you there!

    Schedule:
    • 7:30 a.m. – Registration begins
    • 10:00 a.m. - Kickstands up at [Pipefitters Local Union]
      - 50 mile escorted run passed St. John’s Cemetery on Wolf Road (where Aaron is laid to rest) and through Abe Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood
      - Cars are welcome
    • - 12:00-3:30 p.m. - After party [open to the public]
    Pricing

    Driver: $20
    Passenger(s): $10

    After party only: $10 per person

    Proceeds benefit the Operation Warrior Wishes and the Our Fallen Hero Foundation



    Our Fallen Hero 5k run/walk

    Saturday, September 28, 2019
    Willowview Park, Mokena

    Start the morning with a pre-race warm-up, Presentation of the Colors and National Anthem. Enjoy a 3.1 mile run/walk through the streets of Mokena. Finish with post-race refreshments from Berkots and Peppo's Subs. Nothing Bundt Cakes will be selling their small bundts with 50% of the proceeds going back to the Our Fallen Hero Foundation. There will also be raffles, merchandise and DJ entertainment.

    All pre-registered race participants receive a Dri-fit t-shirt, goodie bag with coupons from area businesses, and one entry into our grand prize raffle drawing.

    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+

    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

    Registration still available at packet pick-up and race day
    Sept 26 and Sept. 27
    Adult: $30 | 18 and under: $25
    Location: The Oaks Recreation Center - Mokena
    Time: 4-7 p.m.

    Day of the race
    Adult: $35 | 18 and under: $25

    Proceeds benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholars Program and the Our Fallen Hero Foundation.



    Lincoln-Way East Annual Scholarship

    Every spring (1) Lincoln-Way East graduating Senior is awarded the PFC Aaron Toppen Scholarship. Applications are due in March and the scholarship recipient is awarded a $1,000 Scholarship in May.