Five Points and the KB Strong foundation invite you to join the fight against Glioblastoma with a full day of family-friendly activities, tournaments, and music.
Brownfest kicks off at 10 am with a 5K and a 1-mile walk. A bags tournament will begin at 11:30 am and live music starts at 1 pm. The live music lineup consists of Craig Gurtes from 1-4 pm, Karaoke with TJ Bogard from 4-5pm, the Stone Cold Cowboys from 5-8 pm and Dueling Pianos Howl2GO from 8-11pm. There will also be a silent auction going on throughout the day until 7pm. A cash bar and multiple food trucks will be available from 11 am to 8 pm.
The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required but for planning purposes, attendees are encouraged to indicate they will attend in the Facebook event listing on the Live at Five Points Facebook page. Limited seating and tables will be provided while adhering to social distancing guidelines, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
KBSTRONG - Fighting the Fight was created upon the passing of Coach Kevin Brown of Washington, IL. Their mission is to raise awareness for the dreadful disease that took his life at the age of 50, Glioblastoma. KBSTRONG is committed to making a difference and helping people with Glioblastoma, which is what Kevin wanted to do.
With money raised through fundraisers, such as Brownest, KBSTRONG has given $80,000 to research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. They have also given 8 financial grants, Warrior Funds, to local patients battling Glioblastoma and recently started a group called HEROES (Honoring Each, Remembering Ours, Expanding Support). HEROES is focused on patients and their loved ones, as well as those who have lost to this aggressive and terrible brain cancer.
Kevin Brown was an intense basketball coach, demanding the best of his players and himself. There was also a fun and relaxing side to Kevin, which typically included live music and definitely friends. That is what BrownFest is all about. To learn more about the KB Strong Foundation or to make a donation visit https://kbstrong-