The Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund (BEWSF) invites all to attend their 11th annual Bags for Wags Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12. The charitable event will take place at Visitation’s Valentino Center at 851 South York Road from 5 – 10 p.m. Participants aged 16 and older are welcome to play in the bean bags competition. Top teams will receive cash prizes. Celebrate and socialize with the community for a worthy cause the night prior to the football bowl game. Raffle prizes and a silent auction will be awarded to lucky attendees. Items will include gift cards from popular restaurants/retail stores, merchandise/memorabilia from Chicago sports teams and admission to hot spots all around town.

Space is limited and event will likely sell out. Reserve soon for your chance to become champions at the 2022 Bags for Wags Bean Bags Tournament. For more information or to register visit

More about the scholarship program

All proceeds will benefit the BEWSF, which was created in memory of Brian Edwin Wagner whose untimely passing came at age 16 in 1993. He was the fatal passenger in a tragic auto accident. Through the organization’s effort, scholarship funds are being raised to recognize local high school students. Finalists will be selected from young leaders in the community who have committed themselves to volunteer programs which make a positive impact in their lives and the lives of others.

The BEWSF Committee offers their gratitude to the support of local communities and establishments who continue to open doors for young scholars who are focused on making a difference in society. Brian E Wagner’s legacy continues to shine forth through their spirit and resilience. Students who have received the scholarship were honored for their ambition, determination and integrity. Each recipient proudly accepts the torch that was lit in Brian’s name and inspires others to pursue long term endeavors in his memory. The BEWSF has bestowed nearly $100,000 towards college tuition costs thus far and eagerly awaits the opportunity to reviewing this year’s applications. The deadline to submit is Monday, Feb. 28.


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