In John’s honor, and to benefit his scholarship fund and Saint Patrick High School, Margaritaville, Saint Patrick High School and John’s family and friends are planning the third annual Fins Up Softball Tournament and Tailgate Party in Chicago.

The tournament will take place on June 9th with a 5 o’Clock Somewhere kick-off event the night before. Here is the full list of events for the weekend.


FRIDAY, JUNE 8 – Iron Horse Ale House – 6158 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60631

5pm-10pm – 5 O’Clock Somewhere Party
Live music by The Boat Drunks and Donny Brewer starting at 5:00pm
Raffles and games throughout the night. Including 4 tickets to the Jimmy Buffett concert at Wrigley with License to Chill passes and a trip to Margaritaville Resort in Key West, FL!
Event is open to the public and all ages

$50 wristband includes: Open bar (margaritas, 5 o’Clock Somewhere specialty drink and beer) access to food provided by Iron Horse and a 2018 commemorative Fins Up t-shirt.

$20 wristband includes: Access to food provided by Iron Horse and a 2018 commemorative Fins Up t-shirt
Cash bar available


SATURDAY, JUNE 9 – Fins Up Softball Tournament and Tailgate Party – 6343 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL 60634

9am-6pm – Come join us for the 3rd annual Fins Up Softball Tournament and Tailgate Party!
16 teams compete in 16” clincher softball tournament
Beer garden serving LandShark, Bud Light and Goose Island IPA
Frannies Beef & Catering serving Chicago Dogs and Italian Beef
Live music and entertainment starting at 12pm, provided by Johnny Russler and Mike Shehan of the Beach Bum Band, Isabella Stefania and Flip Flop Dave


Check out the 2016 tournament recap video featuring
Fins-Up Softball - (with “Fins” as the song).

About The Fundraiser | Tournament Events and Dates

About The Fundraiser | Tournament Events and Dates

About The Fundraiser | Tournament Events and Dates

About The Fundraiser | Tournament Events and Dates