I started this picnic 23 years ago primarily as an excuse for Friends and Family to get together. Secondly it's
March of Dimes Fund Raiser. I have a strong commitment to their organization and the research dollars
that they raise.  Since 2001, the picnic has raised just over $19,300 for the March of Dimes and I personally
have raised over $52,500 since I started participating in
March for Babies in 2004.  I appreciate all of the
support and assistance I receive to make this event successful each year.  

I could not do this without all of you!  

The 2015 picnic raised $1,033. Thank you!
Special Thanks to:
Mom & Dad Forever!
Wendell's Pub
The Brat Stop
Skinny Pop
Robert Wilke
Mike Wilke
Greg Stewart

And to all my Friends
and Family not
mentioned that keep
me motivated to
continue running this
very important annual
Don Wilke's 24th Annual
"Friends & Family" Picnic
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Click on the Sponsors name to go to their site
Don Wilke's "Friends & Family" Picnic
Email me at picnic@donwilke.com - I appreciate any comments.

Last updated on July 28, 2016
Nuns4Fun Entertainment, Vicki Quade, www.nuns4fun.com
Fireside Restaurant
Bob Chinn's CrabHouse
Wendell's Pub
Waveland Bowl
Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire
Edelweiss German American Restaurant
Zanies Comedy Nite Club
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Epic Air Park
Comcast SportsNet
Chicago White Sox
Gale Street Inn
Novelty Golf & Games
Schaumburg Boomers
Joliet Slammers
Ann Sather
Chicago Bears
The Brat Stop
Lagunita's Brewing Company
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
National Hockey League
Bristol Renaissance Faire
Windy City Thunderbolts
Chicago Wolves
101.9fm THE MIX
Grand Lux Cafe
Flying Saucer
ComedySportz Theater
South Bend Cubs
Sky Zone Elmhurst
Pescatore Palace
Santa's Village Azoosment Park
670 The Score
Last Call Tavern Group: The Full Shilling, The Butcher's Tap, Four Shadows, Celtic
Crown and Clover
Skinny Pop
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Steel
Superdawg drive-in
Eli's Cheesecake Bakery Cafe
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Illinois Railway Museum
Chicago Bandits
Revolution Brewing
Sybaris Pool Suites
Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College
Riddles Comedy Club
South Moon Barbeque
Sabatino's Restaurant and Lounge
Safari Land Indoor Amusement Park
Lava Lite
Barn & Company
Hair Cuttery
Bishop Image Group
Wax and Wick
All money raised at the picnic will go to March of Dimes in honor of Erin Karl, Justin Van
Vranken, Jordan Van Vranken, Brendan Allie and Emma Trainor.
Click on the logo to go to their website