Cubs manager Joe Maddon held a charity event called the “Respect the Main Event” in Ravenswood on Wednesday night to benefit local youth boxing.
If you wanted to attend the charity event, one would’ve paid $300 to watch youth boxing alongside Maddon and the entire Cubs organization. The $300 donation included cocktails, hand-rolled cigars, and dinner from Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse.
A portion of the proceeds went to The Crushers Club, a youth boxing club in Chicago.
#Selfie! Joe and Jaye Maddon pose with Crushers Club founder Sally Hazelgrove at tonight's Respect the Main Event. pic.twitter.com/STBKpYowWn— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 3, 2015
[The Crushers Club] is anti gangs and who doesn’t love that? said Maddon. They’re also about the discipline and the respect it creates among their members. It was the perfect pitch.
Here are photos from “Respect the Main Event”:
.@CubsJoeMadd and the crew kick things off before tonight's charity #RespectTheMainEvent. pic.twitter.com/jkvgVImexS— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 3, 2015
Supporting good causes is always on the agenda. Sitting ringside watching the youngins @Cubs @CubsJoeMadd pic.twitter.com/JEBaMWUf6s— Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) September 3, 2015
Fun night at Joe & Jaye Maddon's Respect 90 Main Event with @KrisBryant_23 pic.twitter.com/Y3dNe2XKrT— Jessica Bryant (@Jess__bryant) September 3, 2015
Inspiring stories coming out of tonight's Respect the Main Event! These kids are amazing. #LetsGive pic.twitter.com/Lac5XQedAA— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 3, 2015
Incredible night. This kid absolutely melted my heart. #champion pic.twitter.com/7YTG7rpbLX— Brittany Wood (@bwz428) September 3, 2015