Scottie Pippen has starred in the spotlight and on the big stage in the past, and he'll do so again on Dec. 14.
But it won't be on the basketball court.
Pippen will join 7-year-old La'Ren Kimble, a beneficiary of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in walk-on roles inA Christmas Carolat the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Kimble,who was diagnosed with a Wilm's Tumor in 2007, "loves being in the limelight and dreams about acting -- whether on stage of on film someday."
This will be the sixth year that the Goodman Theatre and Make-A-Wish Illinois have teamed up to give back something special to young children battling life-threatening illnesses.
Im excited to step on a different stage of sorts and look forward to being part of what has been a Chicago holiday tradition for so many years, said Scottie Pippen, Special Advisor to the President and C.O.O. of the Chicago Bulls. But whats most important for me is being able to work alongside my co-star, LaRen, and Make-A-Wish Illinois. I hear LaRen is an aspiring actress and Ill do my best to make her and the cast of A Christmas Carol proud.
For more information on the production, visit the Goodman Theatre'sofficial website.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, CSN's Pat Boyle goes 1-on-1 with Brandon Saad.
The two-time Stanley Cup Champion discusses the disappointment of getting traded just two weeks after winning the Cup in 2015, plus what’s the biggest difference between Joel Quenneville and his former Columbus coach, John Tortorella?
Saad also breaks down some of his favorite moments from his first stint with the Blackhawks, getting engaged, similarities between the Penguins and Blackhawks and of all his nicknames, which one is his favorite?
Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below:
After a wild day at Wrigley Field against the Cubs, Chuck Garfien and Dan Hayes discuss John Lackey hitting four White Sox batters and also play Hawk Harrelson's epic on-air rant directed at the Cubs pitcher.
"Jeff the Sox Fan" appears on the podcast and suggests what he thinks Jose Abreu should have done to Lackey when he was hit for a second time.
While they taped the podcast, Anthony Swarzak was traded to the Brewers. What kind of return did the White Sox get? Garfien also interviews White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper about losing Quintana to the Cubs, why he can't watch Quintana and Chris Sale pitch in different uniform, when some minor leaguers like Reynaldo Lopez will be called up and more.
Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: