Attend Events. Get Involved.
Chapters of the The Joshua Chamberlain Society host various fundraising events throughout the year. In addition, we also periodically host events sponsored by generous donors. These events are an opportunity for you to get involved, give, and meet our heroes. Check this page periodically for upcoming events!
3rd Annual Don Forth Trans Am Bike Race
Beginning on June 2, 2019, Don will once again undertake the challenge to bicycle unsupported from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia in the Trans Am Bike Race. The Trans Am Bike Race is a self-supported, ultra-distance bicycling race along the Trans America Trail – a 4,300 mile route that runs from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast crossing the Cascades, Rockies, and Appalachian mountain ranges; and is one of most grueling races in the world with less than 50% of registered riders able to complete it every year. In his first two attempts, Don raised nearly $15,000 in support of JCS. Don’s progress can be followed on his blog and real time GPS. His goal is to go the distance this year.
2nd Annual Stars and Strikes
Please join the members of the JCS High School Committee for their 2nd Annual Stares & Strikes Bowling Event to benefit The Joshua Chamberlain Society.
Registration is $20.00 per bowler if registered on line before June 5th. $25.00 at the door.
We will have two start times available: 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Grab your friends and family for a night of bowling and fun to support our Heroes!
3rd Annual WWT Global Impact Golf Tournament
We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual World Wide Technology (WWT) golf tournament benefiting the Joshua Chamberlain Society (JCS)! WWT and JCS have a relationship that spans many years and we are excited to announce this event taking place on Friday June 14, 2019 at Eagle Springs Golf Course. To make this event a success, we are asking for the support of our community.
11:00 Luncheon and Registration 12:00 Shotgun Start
$125.00/per person or
range balls, swag bag, lunch, drink, raffle, auction, dinner, and more!
Email Mary Conlon for more details: Mary.Conlon@wwt.com
4th Annual JCS Bike for Heroes
Come join us and tour the flat farmlands of the Mississippi valley heading south out of Columbia, Illinois with views of the bluffs as we support our adopted Heroes.
The JCS Bike for Heroes ride offers four different routes in distances of 10 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, or 80 miles. There will be several rest stops with snacks, drinks, and facilities available for your convenience. On the 25 and 50 mile routes, you will travel the flat farmlands and enjoy views of the Missouri and Illinois river bluffs.
The 80-mile route extends to Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois where you will ride alongside bluffs and pass Fort De Chartres. Built in 1753, this site marks the location of the last of four successive French forts built during the colonization of the Illinois Country.
JCSYP Volleyball Tournament
Come join the Joshua Chamberlain Society Young Professionals Group (JCSYP) for a volleyball tournament. You and five other friends can have a fun day in the sun to raise money for our JCS Heroes!
Bring your friends out and compete in at least three games. The winners will receive a prize! Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. start time. This event will be held at the Elks Lodge #9.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase along side some picnic benches where you can see all the action. But, BYOC (bring your own chairs) if you want a spot in the shade.
11th Annual JCS Shoot For The Troops
Join us for another fun filled day of shooting to raise money for our JCS Heroes. We will have the same three flight program as last year.
Round up the best clay bird shooters you know and register for a 5-man (or woman!) team. Teams will shoot the clay course at Black Hawk Valley Hunt Club in Old Monroe, which offers a number of challenging and fun stations. Teams score their best shooters hits out of four shots.
Registration opens late summer
3rd Annual JCS Shoot For The Troops- Nashville
Join us for a fun filled day at our 3rd Annual Shoot for the Troops – Clay Shoot! Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the shooting will begin at 9:00 a.m. This year’s event will be held at the Nashville Gun Club, and as always, will help to raise money for our local combat injured heroes. Ammunition and lunch will be provided, and we will also have a silent auction going on during the event.
7th Annual JCS Nashville Gala
This year’s theme will be a Masquerade Ball, with silent and live auctions, full bar, complimentary wines with a sit down dinner featuring Richland’s famous beef tenderloin.
Registration opens early fall
12th Annual JCS Salute to Heroes Trivia Night
Join us for the 12th Annual JCS Trivia Night “Salute to Heroes”. Teams of 10 will compete in topics ranging from History and Military to Pop Culture and Movies. Do you have what it takes to bring home the prize?
Registration opens early fall