Le Lézard
Classified in: Sports and recreation
Subjects: AWD, NPT, CSR, FVT

Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 12 New Members at 21st Annual Ceremony

CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) will hold its 21st annual induction ceremony at McCormick Square's newest facility, the state-of-the-art Wintrust Arena. This year's Hall of Fame honors 12 outstanding individuals who make Chicago a world-class sports town.

Tom Ricketts, owner of the Chicago Cubs will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and also honored as Chicago Sports Owner of the Year, and Andrew Hauptman, owner of the Chicago Fire, will be inducted as well as honored as the Chicago Sports Advocate of the Year. Both honorees are devoted team owners and have made honorable strides in the Chicago sports community in 2017. The honorees will speak with NBC Sports Group host and reporter, Kathryn Tappen, in a moderated panel during the ceremony. Comcast and its subsidiaries, Xfinity and NBC Sports Group, join CSHOF as the presenting media sponsor.

"We're honored to induct a class of such outstanding individuals into the 2017 Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame and celebrate their achievements in the Chicago sports community," said Charlie Carey, Board President of CSHOF. "Each year, the CSHOF induction ceremony brings together Chicago's finest athletes, and we're grateful to our outstanding partners for making this momentous night possible."

In addition to Ricketts and Hauptman, this year's inductees include a variety of active and retired Chicago sports legends, including:

Fox News sports anchor Corey McPherrin will return as emcee of the induction dinner. The event benefits the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame Charities, a 501c3 tax-exempt organization in Illinois honoring those who have distinguished themselves through their contribution to sports. VIP cocktails are from 5:30-6:30PM with dinner and induction starting at 7PM today, October 2nd at Wintrust Arena 200 E. Cermak Ave, Chicago, 60616. 

Proceeds from tonight's event support World Sport Chicago, an independent non-profit organization that supports resiliency and strengthens community by increasing access to youth sport; the Chicago Sports Commission, an organization designed to recruit and support high-profile sporting events that generate economic impact and exposure for the City of Chicago; and Father John Smyth's Standing Tall Foundation, which provides resources and opportunities for homeless, undeserved and at-risk youth to develop and establish a safe, secure and productive lifestyle. 

For more information please visit:  http://www.chicagolandsportshalloffame.com/.

Media Contact
Cynthia McCafferty
(314) 322-8647


SOURCE Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

These press releases may also interest you

at 21:04
In recognition of National Safe Digging Month, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Anaheim Fire & Rescue officials today raised a 30-foot-tall shovel at Angels Stadium of Anaheim to promote safe digging practices that can help prevent serious...

at 19:15
Magellan Luxury Hotels is pleased to announce a partnership with Theo Fleury Enterprises, an initiative spearheaded by former NHL all-star Theo Fleury. After a 15-season career between 1988 and 2006 as an elite forward in the National Hockey...

at 17:45
When the Atlanta Gladiators, formerly known as the Gwinnett Gladiators, relocated from Mobile, AL in 2002, OrthoAtlanta orthopedic and sports medicine specialists stepped onto the ice to extend a neighborly hello. Fifteen years later, both...

at 16:33
BRP Inc. announced today that, in connection with its previously announced normal course issuer bid to purchase for cancellation up to 3,625,271 subordinate voting shares of BRP (the "NCIB"), it entered into an automatic share purchase plan (the...

at 15:00
The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation has informed that the 2018 FIFA World Cuptm fans have ordered 500,000 FAN IDs.         To view the Multimedia News Release, please...

at 14:15
Well-respected travel industry veteran Kevin Du is doing it...again. Kevin is using his previous knowledge in growing and scaling a company to a multi-million dollar global business to bring the operator side of travel up to speed. At a recent event...

News published on 2 october 2017 at 08:00 and distributed by: