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Bacon, Sports, and Beer Celebration Benefiting Chicago Cares!

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Grab some bacon, drink some beer, and play some sports at this awesome opportunity to celebrate three of the best things in life. Wash down some warm and delicious bacon at this delectable event at Union Station’s Great Hall. On November 23rd, taste various samples of scrumptious bacon inspired creations from more than 30 different restaurants (like Frontier, Atwood Cafe, South Water Kitchen, Big Fork, and more!).  Savor beer samples from over 30 craft breweries as well, all in a fun, social, and sports themed environment (such as Lagunitas, Magic Hat, New Holland, and more)!

What should you wear to this mouth-watering event you ask? Throw on a jersey of your favorite sports team and prepare yourself for pictures on social media! Get creative with your outfit because the best looking Bacon Bro and Bacon Babe of the night will get a surprise award. Make sure to stretch and be ready for some entertaining sports games throughout the night such as Nerf games, pop-a-shot, TV’s with games on, and sports trivia!

A minimum of $5,000 of the ticket proceeds go to Chicago Cares, a Chicago based charity organization whose volunteer programs help make Chicago a better place to live. Within the past 20 years, Chicago Cares volunteers have completed more than 1.4 million hours of service through over 30,000 group volunteer projects. So satisfy your appetite and have some fun at the Bacon, Sports, and Beer Celebration! Buy your tickets and find out more details here.

See you there!
Abby Cin

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Champions for Children’s with the Lurie Children’s Hospital

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Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital presents, the Fifth Annual Champions for Children’s, on Friday November 1, from 6:30pm to 10pm at the Hilton Chicago.

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Guests will rub shoulders with some of the biggest names and legends in Chicago sports while benefitting patients and their families. In 2012, close to 1,000 guests appeared and, since its launch, the event has produced over $1.2 million for the 149,000 patients treated at the hospital each year. All funds raised are used to enhance the hospital’s capacity to provide the very best medical treatment and kind care to every child in need.

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Chicago’s sports teams who have shown incredible support of the patients and families served by Lurie Children’s will continue to be highlighted this year, as well as, individual athletes and sports world notables who are dedicated to giving back to their community. A few of the special Chicago sports guests this year will include: Anthony Adams (Chicago Bears), Chris Chelios (Chicago Blackhawks), Dave Corzine (Chicago Bulls), Chris Gandy (NBA), Sidney Green (Chicago Bulls), Todd Hollandsworth (Chicago Cubs), Bob Love (Chicago Bulls), Calvin Thomas (Chicago Bears), James “Big Cat” Williams (Chicago Bears), Grant Mulvey (Chicago Blackhawks), and Dan Pasqua (Chicago White Sox).

The Special evening will also include, announcer and Chicago Bears Director of Sports, Jeff Joniak as the Master of Ceremonies, a presentation of the Champions for Children’s award to the Chicago Bulls, interactive entertainment, a one of a kind silent auction and a post-party following dinner for all guests.

This is a benefit and fun event you won’t want to miss being apart of!

Thanks,
Katie Betken

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Legendary Chicago Bulls Coach, Phil Jackson, Launches New Book at Printers Row

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Legendary Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson, famous for guiding the Bulls to six NBA championships and the Los Angeles Lakers to five, will be appearing at the next Printers Row event on Thursday, May 23 with Chicago Tribune sports reporter K.C. Johnson to discuss his new book, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.”

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Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA, has been named one of the ten best coaches in league history and employed the unique coaching techniques that earned him the title of  “Zen master.”

Join Phil Jackson on May 23 at 7pm at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Hear him discuss with the Chicago Tribune how he inspired his players to championship and grew to be one of the most innovative coaches in the league.

Get your tickets here$20 for ticket only; $45 for ticket plus copy of “Eleven Rings” – save nearly 20% on the book when you purchase it with your ticket in advance. (Present your ticket at registration to receive your copy of “Eleven Rings.” Books purchased in advance must be picked up on site at the event.)

**Students receive a $15 student discount ticket and groups over ten qualify for $10 discounted ticketsBooks will be for sale at the event for $30.76. For parking information, please visit the venue’s website.

Follow the conversation on May 23 with hashtag #tribnation.

- Printers Row

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Common Movie Premiere Party for "Just Wright"

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Thanks to whoever snapped this pic of me & common last night and tweeted it out! this is us walking into his premiere party for his new movie “just wright” (click here for trailer) w/queen latifa (who I met a couple times and have to say is one of the sweetest people ever!), in sunda’s new private party room! (kr, you can link that to a sales page?)
I especially love this pic because not only is common from chicago (you must click here to hear us rap about our love for it!) (kr, that would be the 2016 vid), but of all the pro athletes there to support, so is nba star bobby simmons behind us from the bucks! Small world.
Most important of all, big shout out to you common, and you allied who produced the premiere, for bringing what probably should have happened in Hollywood, home to where you will always have us behind you, chicago!
Thanks to whoever snapped this pic of me & common last night and tweeted it out! this is us walking into his premiere party for his new movie “just wright” (click here for trailer) w/ queen latifah (who I met a couple times and have to say is one of the sweetest people ever!), in sunda’s new private party room!
I especially love this pic because not only is common from chicago (you must click here to hear us rap about our love for it!) but of all the pro athletes there to support, so is nba star bobby simmons behind us from the bucks! Small world.
Most important of all, big shout out to you common, and you, allied, who produced the premiere, for bringing what probably should have happened in Hollywood, home to where you will always have us behind you, chicago!

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chicago 2016 olympics w/ nba's dwyane wade

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As part of sport Celeb Olympic interview week here on aChicagoThing I’m 
sharing one of my favorite USA gold medalist Olympians born & raised in
 Chicago… Dwyane Wade!  We jumped on camera after a cool dinner a
 couple weeks ago to benefit his charity group- Wade’s World Foundation- which 
”provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations.”




Speaking of being philanthropic, Dwyane is presenting a check to the Chicago Public Library today which is huge and hosting 3 fun fundraising events all in the next 3 nights! A Carrnival Cruise Lines benefit dinner 
at the “W” Chicago City Center, a bowling event, and “D. Wade’s Chicago 
has Talent!” (his own American Idol staring local Chicago raw, up and
 coming talent).  For information on all events go to… http://www.wadesworldfoundation.org 

If you want to help  bring the Olympic games to Chicago in 2016 pass this on through email, facebook, twitter…whatever will help spread the word far and fast – on 22 days to go! 

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