7th Annual Chicago Salute to Greatness to be held at the Glen Club, June 4-5

7th Annual Chicago Salute to Greatness to be held at the Glen Club, June 4-5

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More than one dozen Gold Jackets (a term used for living members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame) will be on hand at the prestigious Glen Club in Glenview, Illinois June 4-5, 2018 for the 7th Annual Chicago Salute to Greatness.

The event is a major fundraiser for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, to support its mission to “Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.”

The Chicago Salute to Greatness kicks off on Monday, June 4 with a spectacular cocktail reception and dinner providing golfers, corporate partners and invited guests the opportunity to engage with the Gold Jackets on hand. An evening program will be led by popular Chicago broadcaster Pat Boyle from CSNChicago who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. In addition, the evening will include a Hall of Famer roundtable hosted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s President & CEO David Baker.

The current lineup of Pro Football Hall of Famers for the 7th Annual Chicago Salute to Greatness includes:

  • Derrick Brooks – Class of 2014 – LB – 1995-2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Dermontti Dawson – Class of 2012 – C – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steve Largent – Class of 1995 – WR – 1967-1977 Seattle Seahawks
  • Tom Mack – Class of 1999 – G – 1966-1978 Los Angeles Rams
  • Randall McDaniel – Class of 2009 – G – 1988-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000-01 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Randy Moss – Class of 2018 – WR – 1998-2004 Minnesota Vikings, 2005-06 Oakland Raiders, 2007-2010 New England Patriots, 2010 Minnesota Vikings, 2010 Tennessee Titans, 2012 San Francisco 49ers
  • Anthony Muñoz – Class of 1998 – T – 1980-1992 Cincinnati Bengals
  • John Randle – Class of 2010 – DT – 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings, 2001-03 Seattle Seahawks
  • Will Shields – Class of 2015 – G – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
  • Jan Stenerud – Class of 1991 – K – 1967-1979 Kansas City Chiefs, 1980-83 Green Bay Packers, 1984-85 Minnesota Vikings
  • Dave Wilcox – Class of 2000 – LB – 1964-1974 San Francisco 49ers
  • Jack Youngblood – Class of 2001 – DE – 1971-1984 Los Angeles Rams
  • Rayfield Wright – Class of 2006 – T – 1967-1979 Dallas Cowboys

The list is expected to grow in upcoming weeks with the addition of other Hall of Fame greats.

Golfers tee off at the Glen Club, a spectacular course designed by Tom Fazio, on Tuesday, June 5 for a day of fun alongside the greatest players in the history of the National Football League. The Chicago Salute to Greatness is capped by an Awards Ceremony later that day.

The Chicago Salute to Greatness is co-chaired by two members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Advisory Board, Rob Zmudka, Vice President/Group Executive, North American Sales & Marketing, GATX Corp; and Mary Owen, Principal and Senior Advisor, Delphi21 Advisors, LLC.

Proceeds go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and to the local charity, Beyond Sports Foundation, whose mission is to use the power of sports to transform lives by turning athletic ability into life opportunity.   

Companies interested in becoming a corporate sponsor for this year’s Chicago Salute to Greatness can contact Mattison Rankin at [email protected] or 330-588-3714.

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