Good sports team up to aid Lurie Children’s Hospital

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A large contingent of good-hearted pro-athletes — both active and retired — will be on hand next month for the sixth annual “Champions for Children’s” gala at the Chicago Hilton. The Nov. 14 event will benefit thepatients and their families in the care of theAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Since 2009, “Champions for Children’s” has raised a total of $3.6 million for the hospital and the families it supports.

This year’s fete will be emceed by Chicago Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak and among the athletes already committed to attending are Charles Tillman, James “Big Cat” Williams, the Bears rookie running back Ka’Deem Carey, ex-Cub Dave Otto, former Bulls star Charles Oakley and ex-Cub Todd Hollandsworth.

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