The Hall of Fame will also be inducting a pair of Chicago baseball legends: Carlton Fisk of The White Sox and Ryne Sandburg of The Cubs. Notre Dame legend and Super Bowl Champ with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jerome Bettis, will receive the Gale Sayers Award; Blackhawks great Denis Savard will receive The Stan Mikita Award, and Green Bay Packer and Western Illinois Leatherneck Frank Winters will be honored with the George Connor Award. Former Chicago Bear and 7-time Pro Bowler Lance Briggs is also being inducted.
Other inductees from the world of hoops include Simeon, Illini, and Orlando Magic stalwart Nick Anderson and Proviso East, Minnesota Gopher and Cleveland Cavaliers legend Jim Brewer.
DePaul Head Volleyball Coach and Lincolnway East star Nadia Edwards and former St. Laurence, and Andrew HS football coach Mike O'Neill are also being inducted.
Also set for honors are the "voice of the Chicago Bulls" Chuck Swirsky, accepting the media award, and special recognition of Don Wilson, Chairman of Chicago's America Cup World Series, Pat Ryan, Chairman of Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid, and the late Mt. Carmel coach and longtime Hall of Fame advocate Howie Fagan.
Fox News sportscaster Corey McPherrin returns 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. Individual tickets are $150 each and tables of ten are available. VIP cocktails are from 5:30-6:30PM with dinner and induction starting at 7PM on Wednesday Sept. 7th at McCormick Place West, 2301 South Indiana Ave, Chicago, 60016.
For more information or to purchase tickets please go to our website www.chicagolandsportshalloffame.com or call 312-341-3410.
Contact: Dawn Andersen
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