Football Legend Dick Butkus to Host Charity Event

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) - Sports fans are invited to join Dick Butkus and other Chicago sports legends for a Charity Fight Night Thursday, October 15 at the Hilton Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

The relaxed business-casual event features a reception at 7:00 p.m. followed by eight Olympic-caliber bouts courtesy of Windy City Boxing beginning at 8:30 p.m. Other activities include a live/silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, unique experiences, and original sports artwork, along with performances by magicians.

Among the 500 expected guests include Chicago Bears greats Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Gale Sayers, Dan Hampton and other Chicago sports legends. NBC-TV's Mike Adamle will serve as emcee. The event is in its eighth year and is hosted by Sparta Asset Management of Chicago.

Tickets are available at for either individuals ($500) or a premium table of 10 ($7,500), or by contacting Lenee Fisher at 847.993.8105 or

Proceeds support the Butkus Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization supporting certain health and wellness causes. Currently, the Butkus Foundation operates the I Play Clean™ campaign to end steroid use in sports, the Butkus Award® honoring linebackers, and supports the Dick Butkus Center for Cardiovascular Wellness at the Orange County Heart Institute.

The Butkus Foundation acknowledges all gifts of $51 or more in writing. More information is at

Contact Information: Contact: Ron Arp 360.601.2991