I started this picnic 24 years ago primarily as an excuse for Friends and Family to get together. Secondly it's
a
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 under $21,300 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 2016 picnic raised $1,475. Thank you!
Special Thanks to:
Mom & Dad Forever!
Wendell's Pub
(Norton,MA)
Robert Wilke
Mike Wilke
Greg Stewart
Barb Singer

And to all my Friends
and Family not
mentioned that keep
me motivated to
continue running this
very important annual
event!
Don Wilke's 25th Annual
"Friends & Family" Picnic
Saturday, July 29, 2017
SUPPORT OUR 2017 PICNIC SPONSORS
Click on the Sponsors name to go to their site
Don Wilke's "Friends & Family" Picnic
Email me picnic@donwilke.com - I appreciate any comments.

Last updated on July 25, 2017
TURN ON YOUR SPEAKERS - WE HAVE MUSIC!
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
Comcast SportsNet
Chicago White Sox
Gale Street Inn
Ann Sather
Chicago Bears
Lagunita's Brewing Company
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
National Hockey League
Chicago Wolves
101.9fm THE MIX WTMZ/Chicago
Grand Lux Cafe
Flying Saucer
ComedySportz Theater
Eli's Cheesecake Bakery Cafe
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Chicago Bandits
Revolution Brewing
Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College
Barn & Company
Hair Cuttery
Brunswick Zone Niles
Two Brothers Brewing Company
The Jel Sert Company
Raging Waves
Grand Victora Casino
Wrapz
Baderbräu Tap & Brewery
Drury Lane Theatre
Arlington International Racecourse
Medieval Times
The Brat Stop
Illinois Railway Museum
Windy City Thunderbolts
Hooters
Sabatino's Restaurant
Bristol Renaissance Faire
Kane County Cougars
Bishop Image Group
Santa's Village AZoosment Park
Chicago Bulls
Kingston Mines
Last Call Tavern Group: Celtic Crown, The Full Shilling &The Butcher's Tap
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