Sports Heroes Support A Great Cause

The 26th annual Comcast Sportsnet Sport Awards raised over $400,000 benefiting March of Dimes yesterday. Approximately 600 people celebrated in the Chicago Hilton International Ballroom to celebrate local Chicago sports heroes and to raise money for this wonderful cause. Our ICA crew was more than ready to help set the stage for this special event… installing a “full stadium” backdrop, drapery, lighting and centerpieces. Sports Awards logo Dress Rehearsing Illuminated glow towers with custom logo cut-out panels flanked the perimeter of the room. Glow Towers Honorees included… Martellus Bennet – Chicago Bear of the Year Patrick Sharp – Chicago Blackhawk of the Year Nazr Mohammed – Chicago Bull of the Year Welington Castillo – Chicago Cub of the Year Nate Jones – Chicago White Sox of the Year Mike Magee – Chicago Fire of the Year Stan Mikita – Lifetime Achievement Award Alyssa Gialamas – Jim Corno Inspirational Athlete Award Athletes were on hand to accept their awards, as well as spend time with the children who benefit from March of Dimes. Including Martellus Bennet of the Chicago Bears… Martellus Bennett Bear of the Year posing with kids in front of set And Welington Castillo of the Chicago Cubs… Welington Castillo - Cub of the Year acceptance speech There was also a tribute to the late, former CSN Chicago President Jim Corno, who passed in December. It was his idea to champion the March of Dimes at the CSN Sports Awards. Over $11 million has been raised to benefit March Of Dimes since the Awards began.