The Sean P. Murphy Foundation is excited to announce our next fundraising event, Rockin’ For A Reason. It is our hope that the proceeds raised at this year’s event will allow us to sponsor more students in the future, as well as help with our latest endeavor, The Sean P. Murphy Foundation Lewis University Scholarship. We are currently working with Lewis University to create a perpetual scholarship in Sean’s name at the college which will be awarded to one qualified Lewis student each year. We are excited to be expanding our financial assistance to college students.

Rockin’ For A Reason, our biggest event since our Strike A Chord bowling event in 2014, will be held at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park on Sunday September 11th. Live music will be performed by The Connexion Band, a nine-piece band from the Chicagoland area. You can learn more about them and hear them at

In addition to live music, there will also be raffle baskets, silent auction items, and Split-the-Pot raffles. Tickets include a buffet, which will be available from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, draft beer, wine, and soda. Tickets purchased early on our website will also include a raffle ticket for a flat-screen TV. Pre-sale tickets are available at for only $35. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $40. We are excited to see you there! Click on the Buy Now button below to get your pre-sale ticket.

  • Sponsors Wanted for our Fundraiser - Contact Karen Kick at for more information on sponsorship opportunities.