• 2013 AFL Grand Final

    Posted by Thomas Shearman

    The Chicago Swans would like to thank the over 200 fans that packed The Brownstone Tavern on Lincoln Ave in Chicago to watch the Fremantle Dockers face the Hawthorn Hawks in what turned out to be a thrilling 2013 AFL Grand Final. In the end, the Hawthorn Hawks triumphed 11.11 (77) to Fremantle 8.14 (62) in a game that was still in the balance with minutes to play.

    Hosting the AFL Grand Final and officially drawing the winners of the Qantas Raffle has become an annual tradition for our football club. We would like to thank our major sponsor, The Brownstone Tavern, who do an amazing job on the biggest night of the year for the club and continue to dedicate countless hours in the kitchen perfecting their rendition of an Aussie meat pie for this event. The Chicago Swans and The Brownstone Tavern look forward to hosting the AFL Grand Final for many years to come.

    The 2013 Qantas Raffle was the most successful in recent history. Thank you to everyone who supported the club and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by purchasing raffle tickets. Over the years, The Chicago Australian Football Association has donated over $12,000 in raffle proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and “Project Relentless”. Local football clubs rely heavily on external support and we are extremely lucky to have people & sponsors both within the club and externally that believe in our future. Congratulations to the winners!

    Grand Prize – Airfare to Australia for 2– Chavewan Chutipisalkul
    1st Place Prize – $400 – Jaclyn Wike
    2nd Place Prize – $200 – Ryan Daudelin
    3rd Place Prize – Mixed Case of Oxford Landing Estate Wines – Jeff Wilcox

  • 2011 AFL Grand Final Party

    Posted by Thomas Shearman

    The 2011 AFL Grand Final Party held at Brownstone Tavern on Friday September 30th was a resounding success. A couple of hundred people watched Geelong knock off Collingwood to win the 2011 AFL Premiership. Thanks to all for attending and to Brownstone for hosting!

    The winners of the Qantas CAFA raffle were:
    5th Place – Case of Oxford Landing Wine – Steve Cassity
    4th Place – $200 – Anthony Hendrie
    3rd Place – $300 – Marty Labelle
    2nd Place – $500 – John Simon
    1st Place – 2 round trip tickets to Australia courtesy of QANTAS – Josh Edwards

  • 2010 AFL Grand Final Replay Details

    Posted by Thomas Shearman

    An unbelieveable result in the Grand Final last week means that we get an extra week of AFL footy! A draw in an AFL Grand Final means that the game has to be replayed the next week…. in full… Thats four extra quarters of AFL footy for the year!

    The Chicago Australian Football Association and Brownstone Tavern invite everyone down Friday night to watch the AFL Grand Final replay. We may have run out of Qantas tickets to give away, but we will still have $4 beers, $4 wine, $4 Jameson shots and $4 Aussie meat pies!

    As Eddie has decreed, this will be the peoples Grand Final entry is free… bring along a mate or two to enjoy this exciting game of Aussie Rules footy. Coverage starts at 11pm… Friday 1st October!

  • Official Chicago AFL Grand Final Party

    Posted by Thomas Shearman

    The CAFA presents…
    the OFFICIAL CHICAGO AFL GRAND FINAL PARTY is now SOLD OUT!

    For those coming along tonight, your names are on the door but bring your paypal receipt for confirmation… oh and save some room in those belly’s for an Aussie Meat Pie!! The night is shaping up to be a great event so wear your teams colours.. cheer them on and hopefully win a return trip to Australia!

    When: Friday 24th September, 2010 – 9PM
    Where: Brownstone Tavern & Grill (3937 N. Lincoln Ave. Chi-Town)
    Cost: $20 Bones via the link below or $30 at the door (200 Tix Limit, so hurry!)

    Portion of proceeds go towards “Project Relentless”…our fundraising campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

    Details:
    Entry includes drink and food specials, 1 raffle ticket per entry with chance at 2 round trip tickets on QANTAS to Australia as well as other CA$H Prizes, Chicago United Commemorative Event beer coozy/stubbie holder, and other door prizes.
    The Chicago Australian Football Association will once again be hosting Chicago’s only OFFICIAL AFL Grand Final party. As the season rounds up back in Australia there are a number of contenders for the cup… Can the Pie’s do big Al proud? Will Freo bounce back from losing their gun in Barlow? What supplements are the Bulldogs taking as they surge into the top four? The only thing for certain is that this is one Grand Final that the Tigers won’t be attending!

    FULL COVERAGE AND AUDIO….Over a dozen LARGE TV screens….the whole place is ours!!!

    The winners of this years Qantas AFL Grand Final Raffle are:
    1st Prize – 2 x Return tickets to Australia from QANTAS
    2nd Prize – $500 – David Ortiz
    3rd Prize – $300 – Paris Kent
    4th Prize – $100 – Curt Munk

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