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November 24, 2016


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CHICAGO, IL (November 24, 2015) – A friendly wager between the CARSTAR store owners in Chicago and St. Louis turned in a great benefit for the Hines Fisher House in Chicago when the Cubs beat the Cardinals in the playoffs.

CARSTAR store owners from the CARSTAR Chicagoland Business Group gathered on Veterans Day to present the check to Hines Fisher House. This donation adds to the five years of giving from the CARSTAR Chicago Business Group. CARSTAR was recognized for its contributions are the recent Fisher House Ambassador Breakfast on Nov. 20.

“We’ve had a relationship with the Hines Fisher House from the beginning,” said Teresa Kostick, owner of CARSTAR All Line in Bolingbrook. “The whole objective is to help the military families. We want to show our appreciation for the sacrifice of not only the men and women who serve, but also the families that support them.”

Since the Hines Fisher House opened in 2010, the 16 shops that make up the CARSTAR Chicago Business Group have come together for various fundraising efforts to raise both money and hard goods for the charity.

Hines Fisher House opened its doors on March 1, 2010 and has provided accommodations to more than 3,000 guests. A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for family members, caregivers or loved ones of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. It is a temporary residence and is not a treatment facility, hospice or counseling center. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Pictured from left to right: Paul Licitra - CARSTAR Friendly of Roselle, Dan Bailey – CARSTAR All Line, Teresa Kostick – CARSTAR All Line, Brian Gore - CARSTAR North Aurora, Jim Irmen - CARSTAR Ideal of Arlington Heights, Eric Schmit - CARSTAR Friendly of Roselle, Justin Fisher, CARSTAR Yorkville, Adam Esposito - CARSTAR West-Hill of Hillside, Rob Irmen - CARSTAR Ideal of Arlington Hts., Tony Scola, CARSTAR Scola’s

Pictured from left to right: Lou Scola -CARSTAR Scola's , Holly Wright - Fisher House Manager, Nancy Hewlitt - Fisher House National Ambassador, James Wieskopf - Vice - President of the Fisher House Foundation , Betty Stamaitis - President Friends of Fisher House IL., Bernard Coffey - Gulf War Veteran