GRAND CROSSING — Thanks to some hefty donations, including a $10,000 gift from two South Side businessmen, the South Shore Drill Team has reached its goal and now has the money to head to Washington, D.C., to perform in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday.
Since Dec. 26, the non-profit drill team has been conducting an aggressive fundraising drive to raise $45,000 to cover travel and lodging expenses to the parade.
Three weeks ago, it had only raised $1,000. As of Wednesday, the team has raised $50,500, which includes $10,000 donations from Walgreens and businessmen Timothy and Everett Rand, brothers who run Midway Airport Concessionaire.
Blues legend Buddy Guy got into the act, too, pitching in $4,000, according to Stella Natufe-Smith, events coordinator for the South Shore Drill Team.