Butkus among HOF Bears set for Chicago 'Salute to Greatness'

Butkus among HOF Bears set for Chicago 'Salute to Greatness'
May 27, 2014, 10:30 am
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The third annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Chicago “Salute to Greatness” tees off next month at the Glen Club, with a local charity benefiting from a number of the game’s Hall of Famers on hand to help out.

Hall of Famers expected to be in attendance are: Dick Butkus, Dave Casper, Dan Hampton, Ted Hendricks, Marv Levy, Floyd Little, Tom Mack, Randall McDaniel, Anthony Muñoz, John Randle, Andre Reed, Jan Stenerud, Thurman Thomas, Dave Wilcox, Ron Yary, Jack Youngblood and representing their fathers, George Connor, Jr., son of the late Chicago Bear George Connor and Jarrett Payton, son of the late Hall of Famer Walter Payton.

The two-day event starts Monday, June 16, with an evening cocktail reception, dinner, Hall of Fame program and auction at the Glen Club, 901 W. Lake Ave. in Glenview. Media partner 87.7FM The Game’s afternoon show, Jarrett, Harry and Spike, will broadcast live
3 p.m.- 7 p.m. from the Glen Club.

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The Bears are strong supporters of Chicago "Salute to Greatness" and are donating items for the auction. Tuesday begins with a Glen Club golf outing breakfast before a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. The two-day event concludes with an awards reception following golf.

The event supports the Hall of Fame’s Mission Statement: Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, and Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE. Both the Bears and the Buffalo Bills’ Ralph C. Wilson Foundation are supporters of "Chicago Salute to Greatness."

One of the goals of the Hall of Fame, through the Chicago "Salute to Greatness" is to impact the community where the event is held and this year’s benefactor is the Beyond Sports Foundation. The Highland Park organization prepares student-athletes to succeed in life by harnessing the power of sport to help student-athletes transform athletic ability into life opportunity.