All-time Illini and Chicago Bears great Dick Butkus will host a luncheon at the Illini Chicago Homecoming Sept. 12-14 prior to and around the Illinois-Washington college football game.
The Dick Butkus luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at Wildfire Chicago, will include a silent auction with proceeds split between the I FUND, Butkus Foundation and I PLAY CLEANTM program. Butkus will also make an appearance at the Illini-Huskies game.
“We are very enthused about partnering with Illinois alumni and all-time great Dick Butkus and his foundation for the luncheon to support two great endeavors,” Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas said.
On game day, Butkus will appear at the free Illini Fest tailgate, located in the Stadium Green area east of Soldier Field, and will participate in the coin toss at midfield.
“Everyone says there’s thousands of Illini alumni and fans in the Chicago area,” Butkus said. “Here’s your chance to show your colors in the City...