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Hawthorne Race Course to host Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame Dinner

Charles P. Carey, President of Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame, announced today the 2007 class of inductees.  The annual induction ceremony and dinner is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2007 at Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie in Stickney, Illinois.  Cocktails 6:30 pm and dinner 7:30 pm.


The 2007 Inductees represent retired champions, current coaches and officials from a variety of professional and intercollegiate sports.   The list is as follows:


Bobby Rahal (Indy 500-3 time winner)

Casimar Banaszek (San Francisco 49ers)

Tony Barone (Memphis Grizzles)

Jerry Markbreit (N.F.L. Referee)

Ron Sobie ( DePaul- N.Y.  Knicks)

Gary Korhonen (Richards High School)

Tommy O’Connell (Chicago Bears- Cleveland Browns)

Chris Zorich ( Notre Dame- Chicago Bears)

Jim Clancy (Toronto Blue Jays)

Earlie Fires( Legendary Jockey)

Tom Monforti ((DePaul University)

Jim O’Toole (Cincinnati Reds)

Dick Stanfel (Coach Chicago Bears)

Mike Conley (Olympic Champion)


The George Connor Lifetime Achievement Award for invaluable contribution to the game of football will be presented to Ted Hendricks (Oakland Raiders).


The Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame is an Illinois non-for profit organization with proceeds benefiting Father John Smyth Standing Tall Foundation and other charities.


Former Chicago Bear and popular sports broadcaster Mike Adamle will emcee the program.  Tickets are $125.00 each:$1,250 for a table of 10…program ads available… for further information call Howie Fagan at 708-780-3679 or 708-426-5212 cell.


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