Athletes turned out in force to support former Cubs pitcher
Past and present players and local media served as bartenders and competed for tips, to the delight of the crowd. Participants included Cubs players
The evening was emceed by radio personalities Jane Monzures and Pete McMurray and included musical performances by rhythm and blues singer Gina Venier and rocker Dave Mason. In addition, Chi-Town's Finest Breakers, a team of brothers and sisters, showcased their break-dancing skills.
Sarah and Kerry Wood welcomed guests, thanked the Ricketts family and detailed their charity organization's many accomplishments this year. "We opened the Wood Family Foundation playroom on the oncology floor of Lurie Children's (Hospital); broke ground on Kerry Wood
The event raised more than $100,000 for the Wood Family Foundation.
Freelance writer Candace Jordan is involved with many local organizations, including some whose events she covers
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