Published on September 02, 2020

Silver Cross Foundation to Host BBQ & Brews Fundraiser Sept. 24

The Silver Cross Foundation has partnered with Hickory Creek Brewing Company in New Lenox to host BBQ & Brews on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. The fundraiser will be held at the Brewery, 1005 W. Laraway Rd, Unit 260, New Lenox, and benefit Silver Cross Hospital. The community is invited to come out and raise a glass to support the region’s 100 Top Hospital and its frontline healthcare workers. 

“Gary Meyer, Hickory Creek’s owner, and many of his patrons have donated thousands of dollars in gift cards to hospital staff over the past 5 months as a way to thank our nurses, medical staff and other caregivers during the COVID pandemic by providing a little stress relief,” said Tracy Simons, Executive Director of the Silver Cross Foundation. “This is one small way that Silver Cross can support local businesses – like Hickory Creek, who have been there for us during these unprecedented times. By all of us coming together, we hope to raise funds for Silver Cross Hospital’s programs and services.” 

BBQ & Brews participants can choose from dine-in/patio seating or curbside pick-up for a $50 donation.  Seating will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Masks and social distancing will be required along with proper sanitization throughout the event. Smokin Z BBQ will be serving up a delicious dinner including a pulled pork or chicken sandwiches along with two choices of their signature macaroni and cheese, smoked BBQ beans or creamy coleslaw. 

Those who dine-in can enjoy a flight of Hickory Creek’s 4-ounce craft beers or a bottle of 12-ounce Bramble Fruit Mead, an alcoholic drink made of fermented honey, fruits, spices, grains and hops. Individuals who prefer to pick-up their dinner will receive the same Smokin Z meal along with a bottle of Mead or 16-ounce can of Hazy IPA or Irish Red Ale. 

Individual tickets are $50.  Event sponsorships are available for $3,000, Brew Sponsorships for $500 and Raffle Tickets for $20. Sponsorships include signage, web and social media recognition as well as event and raffle tickets. 

Purchase tickets and sponsorships at or by contacting the Silver Cross Foundation at (815) 300-7105. You must be 21 or older to attend. 

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.