Press Release

September 20, 2010


Dine at Heroes West on October 4 and benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center


JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces that anyone who dines at Heroes West Sports Grill on Monday, October 4 can help the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center in its fight against child abuse.


During the Heroes Helps event, 10 percent of the sales generated by participating diners will be donated to the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.


Heroes Helps is open to the entire community, and diners only need to inform their servers that they wish for their meal to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center. In addition, all participating guests will be entered in a drawing, and one lucky winner will receive a $25 Heroes West gift card.


The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center provides a safe haven where children who have suffered sexual abuse or severe physical abuse can tell their stories to trained professionals in a non-threatening, non-suggestive environment. Their videotaped statements have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of child predators over the past 15 years.


“The Children’s Advocacy Center depends on fundraisers like Heroes Helps to continue serving abused children in our community,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow, who founded the center in 1995. “In the face of severe funding cuts and tightened budgets, any donation, large or small, is crucial to the operation of this important agency. Thanks again to Heroes West owner Joe Pecora for generously hosting this event for a second year.”


Heroes West Sports Grill is open from 11 a.m. to midnight and is located at 1530 Commerce Lane in Joliet at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Houbolt Road.


The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization. The center relies on grants, local funding, foundations, and fund raisers to operate and fulfill its critical mission of protecting children. The center also is a member of United Way of Will County.


For more information about the Heroes Helps event, contact Denise Payton at (815) 774-4564.

Charles B. Pelkie 
(815) 727-8789
(815) 530-7110 (cellular) 

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