On August 16, the 10th Annual Clark After Dark USO of Illinois event took place.
The Moran Group is a big supporter of the troops with many of our own employees as veterans. When the opportunity came to sponsor Clark After Dark, it was a no brainer.
The event raised $197,500 from sponsors and attendees such as F.E. Moran, Constellation Brands (one of our customers!), Leopardo Construction, Dover Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, the Boeing Company, First Trust Portfolios, BBMC Mortgage, MD Financial, Sucker Punch Gourmet, Avison Young, and Bud City.
Here is a snippet from the USO Facebook page on the event:
The 2nd Battalion 24th Marines attended and brought a custom, Marine Corps Humvee and a U.S. Marine Corps HMMWV. The Marines provided patrons a special glimpse inside and aboard a military vehicle allowing people to go into the emptied-out gunner section of the vehicle. Guests rocked out to three of Chicago's favorite cover bands, the LowDown Brass Band, Liquidated Damages and Sixteen Candles.
Chicago's River North district hotspots, Chicago Cut and Bub City generously catered the VIP tents. Once again, this year, Clark After Dark was sponsored in part by Boss Bar, a staple in the neighborhood since the 1980's, who provided a deluxe, indoor VIP experience to show their support for local military and the mission of the USO.