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Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund’s “4th Annual Bags for Wags” Fundraiser on February 8th


The Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund (BEWSF) will host their annual “Bags for Wags” Bean Bag Tournament on Saturday, February 8th. The charitable event will be held at Visitation’s Valentino Center (851 South York Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) from 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM.

Participants over the age of 16 are welcome to register for the fundraiser. All teams are guaranteed to play in both rounds: the first- round robin and the second –single elimination.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Sign up before January 31st, to take advantage of the early payment discount for $75. On-site registration will also be available on the day of the tournament if the event has not yet sold out. Participation fee will then be full price, $100.

Spectators are welcome to join the festivities. Refreshments will be available and so will door prizes that include authentically autographed memorabilia from Chicago sports team, tickets for upcoming home games and gift cards from local restaurants. Be part of the fun by supporting a commendable cause as a participant, attendee or volunteer.

All proceeds will benefit the BEWSF’s annual college scholarship. Last year’s event raised over $2500 dollars, which was used to award three deserving recipients with tuition costs in their first college semester. Every year emerging young leaders in the community who exemplify the leadership qualities of Brian E. Wagner are granted this distinguished honor. Brian passed away at the age of 16, in a tragic automobile accident during his junior year at York High School.

Peter Zamar (BEWSF President) said, “All the times I spent with Brian had a lasting impact on me. I often reflect on the good times we had and am truly honored to see high school students who typify his same potential growing closer to their dreams through hard work and leadership." Tracey Degnan (BEWSF Exec. Administrator) stated, "I remember Brian as kind, happy, funny, and enthusiastic about life. He made a significant impression on me. I am honored to be part of the BEWSF because our cause will leave a legacy in his name. ”

For more information on how to register for “Bags for Wags” and to learn more about the BEWSF visit To become a volunteer for the event send an e-mail to [email protected]. Include your name, contact info. (E-mail & Phone #) and the hours you are available.

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