What is the Throw Down at the Hoe Down Burger Contest

This is a fundraising event where 8 restaurants cook their signature burgers.  The attendees will choose

 the People's Choice Winner 

and 5 renowned judges will chooses the Judge's Winner.  

Winner's in each category will receive a prize!

What happens all evening ?


When: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 5:30-10:00pm

Guest​s will enjoy tasting all the signature burgers and vote for the one they like best.  In addition to the burgers, there will be plenty of side dishes to indulge and dessert will be served. 

 In between tasting all the burgers you can choose to participate in bidding on silent auction items such as great weekend getaways, professional sporting game tickets and custom decor to name just a few.  

You can also take a chance and purchase raffle tickets ($5) for over 100 baskets

Enjoy dancing and music provided by Square Dance/Line Caller Dick Crouse from Palatine

Performance by Lake Zurich High School Bare Voices a Cappella group

1 in 100 chance to win $1000 Amazon gift card

1 in 100 chance to win $2000 in Lottery scratch off

Beer, wine and cocktails available for purchase

This is a not to miss event   $50pp

call for tickets (847)438-5400

or click the button below

Click To Purchase Tickets

What are the benefits

 of a restaurant participating

  • Each business will receive the benefits of showcasing their signature burger and their business to the 500 attendees 
  • Over 1000 invitations will be mailed that will include  participants names
  • Each business will have their name on posters and T-shirts promoting the event
  • All  advertising, social media and invitations will include the the names of each participating business
  • Winners names will go out in all press releases
  • The added benefit of helping a not-for-profit local to your community


Who Does this Benefit?

Partners​ For Progress, NFP​

An Idea Is Born

Established in 2005, Partners For Progress, NFP is a 501(c)(3)organization that provides individuals with physical,

mental, and emotional challenges alternative therapeutic programs using quality trained horses. Partners For

Progress believes that each one of our participants is an individual and receives individual treatment. Our overall

goal is to help each participant achieve their maximum personal potential, welfare, and self-achievement. Using

equine partners helps us reach and make contact with each participant.  Partners For Progress supports over 200 riders per week on 20 therapeutic horses with clinical interventions for functional life skills gain.

Partners For Progress has successfully implemented goal-oriented therapy programs and tracking processes to assist participants in overcoming fears, breaking down walls, and achieving monumental milestones. Since opening their doors, PFP has consistently provided scholarships to individuals unable to afford their best practices interventional therapies. PFP has taken on some of their participants as volunteers AND employees, and works with various organizations and schools in the Lake County, Illinois area. Partners For Progress does this so that all individuals with special needs have the opportunity to receive the unmatched benefits of their horse assisted, goal oriented therapy programs. 

One reason we are different

Partners For Progress provides a quality of horse in our programs that falls within the top 5% of therapeutic facilities

within the United States. A higher quality of horse allows for more functional gain which is a necessity. All of the

horses at Partners For Progress are handpicked for physical composition, capabilities, experience and demeanor to

best suit the participant range being served. This exceptional level of equine quality and ability - which is of the

greatest importance to the participant - requires physical soundness, meaning the horse must be physically sound at

the walk, trot and canter. Continued physical soundness is provided to the horse through rigorous training,

maintenance, and sports quality veterinarian care. By providing quality trained horses, each individual participant is

insured the chance to experience the highest quality therapeutic ride with maximum benefits.

If your a restaurant and want to participate

Click on the button below to fill out the application 

All applications are due August 1, 2019