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Join Chicago professional athletes to put muscle behind the search to find treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases. The 2016 Muscle Team provides help for today and hope for tomorrow to
the MDA Buddies and thousands of families affected by neuromuscular diseases. This year’s event will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, live and silent auctions and much more.

Friday
October 21, 2016

Navy Pier Grand Ballroom

VIP Reception
6PM to 7PM

Cocktail Reception
& Evening Program
6:30PM to 10PM

About the MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency—a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering 43 neuromuscular diseases that affect more than one million Americans. MDA supports more research on neuromuscular diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world. MDA scientists are at the forefront of gene therapy research and have uncovered the genetic defects responsible for several forms of muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie Tooth disease and ALS—more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Locally, MDA offers comprehensive medical services at our clinics at Northwestern Memorial Faculty Foundation, University of Illinois at Chicago, Shriner’s Hospital for Children and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, valuable support groups, an inspiring week of summer camp for children and young adults and financial assistance with the repair of wheelchairs, leg braces and communication devices.

MDA does not solicit government grants, United Way funding or fees from those it serves; 77% of every dollar spent goes directly to research, health care services and education.

Committee Members

Scott Seibert
Auxsable

John Manta
BMW Constructors

Pete Colarelli
CITGO

Jim Cristman
CITGO

Anna Fratto
CITGO

Brian Paulson
CITGO

Mike Uremovich
Manhattan Mechanical

Michael Wesa
MKD Electric

Mark Staunton
MB Financial

Don Ensing
McGuire Woods

Tony Sanchez
Sanchez Group

Frank Martinelli
Structural

Ferdinand Belga
Marathon Pharmaceuticals

Adam Billmeyer
The Downey Group, Inc.

Eric Davis
Boilermakers Local 1

Jeff White
Aux Sable

Linda Chellino
Chellino Crane

Greg Chellino
Chellino Crane

Kevin Burke
Local 150

Ana Renteria
Sanchez Paving

Jerry Siadek
Morrison Construction

Mark Meier
Marathon Pharmaceuticals

John Sullivan
Sanchez Group

Chad Tameling
SET Environmental, Inc.

2015 Athletes

  • Denis Savard
    Chicago Blackhawks Alumni
  • Carlos May
    Chicago White Sox
  • Bill Schick
    Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Mike Garcia
    Professional Boxer
  • Ray McElroy
    Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts
  • Mark Inkrott
    Carolina Bears,
    New York Giants

  • Chris Roe
    Minnesota Vikings
  • Hoosier Mama
    Windy City Rollers
  • Killer Nois
    Windy City Rollers
  • Dan Morjal
    Chicago Bears

2014 Athletes

  • shea mCCLELLIN
    Chicago Bears
  • CHARLES BROWN
    Chicago Bears
  • BILL SCHICK
    KC Chiefs, Cleveland Browns
  • DAVID DIAZ
    Professional Boxer
  • RASHIED DAVIS
    Chicago Bears/Arena FB
  • Hoosier Mama
    Windy City Rollers
  • Varla vendetta
    Windy City Rollers
  • malice in chains
    Windy City Rollers
  • MICHAEL GARCIA
    Professional Boxer
  • HAWKS ICE CREW
    Chicago Blackhawks
  • MIKE HUFF
    Chicago White Sox
  • RON KITTLE
    Chicago White Sox
  • RAY MCELROY
    ndianapolis Colts/ Chicago Bears
  • STEVE MCMICHAEL
    Chicago Bears/ Chicago Slaughter
  • DAN MORJAL
    Chicago Bears
  • KILLA NOIS
    Windy City Rollers
  • BRENT NOVOSELSKY
    Chicago Bears/ Minnesota Vikings
  • ERIK PAPPAS
    Chicago Cubs/ St. Louis Cardinals
  • DON CARLOS PASSMORE JR.
    San Diego Chargers
  • JEREMY ROENICK
    Chicago Blackhawks
  • BILL SCHICK
    Kansas City Chiefs
  • SOUTHPAW
    Chicago White Sox
  • SPARKY
    Chicago Fire
  • MARQUES SULLIVAN
    Buffalo Bills
  • JIM THORNTON
    Chicago Bears
  • TAMMY WILLIAMS
    Chicago Bandits
  • VARLA VENDETTA
    Windy City Rollers

2013 Athletes

  • Anthony Adams
    Chicago Bears

  • Dave Blaha
    Atlanta Falcons/
    Denver Broncos


  • Greg Bloedorn
    Seattle Seahawks

  • Brandon Bollig
    Chicago Blackhawks

  • Charles Brown
    Chicago Bears

  • Chicago Fire
    Chicago Fire

  • David Diaz
    Professional Boxer

  • Rashied Davis
    Chicago Bears/Arena FB

  • Robin Earl
    Chicago Bears

  • Ruth Enasia
    Windy City Rollers

  • Ska Face
    Windy City Rollers

  • Michael Garcia
    Professional Boxer

  • Jenna Grim
    Chicago Bandits

  • Hawks Ice Crew
    Chicago Blackhawks

  • Mike Huff
    Chicago White Sox

  • John Janata
    Chicago Bears

  • Ron Kittle
    Chicago White Sox

  • Bob Love
    Chicago Bulls

  • Hoosier Mama
    Windy City Rollers

  • Marc May
    Minnesota Vikings

  • Ray McElroy
    Indianapolis Colts/
    Chicago Bears


  • Steve McMichael
    Chicago Bears/
    Chicago Slaughter


  • Dan Morjal
    Chicago Bears

  • Killa Nois
    Windy City Rollers

  • Brent Novoselsky
    Chicago Bears/
    Minnesota Vikings


  • Erik Pappas
    Chicago Cubs/
    St. Louis Cardinals


  • Don Carlos
    Passmore Jr.

    San Diego Chargers

  • Jeremy Roenick
    Chicago Blackhawks

  • Bill Schick
    Kansas City Chiefs

  • Southpaw
    Chicago White Sox

  • Sparky
    Chicago Fire

  • Marques Sullivan
    Buffalo Bills

  • Jim Thornton
    Chicago Bears

  • Tammy Williams
    Chicago Bandits

  • Varla Vendetta
    Windy City Rollers

2012 Athletes

  • Dave Blaha
    Atlanta Falcons/
    Denver Broncos


  • Michael Blair
    Green Bay Packers

  • Charles Brown
    Chicago Bears/
    Buffalo Bills


  • Ron Cheatham
    Chicago Bears

  • David Diaz
    Pro Fighter

  • Mike "The Fly" Garcia
    Pro Fighter

  • Hawks Ice Crew
    Chicago Blackhawks

  • Major Hazelton
    Chicago Bears/
    New Orleans Saints


  • Hoosier Mama
    Windy City Rollers

  • Israel Idonije
    Chicago Bears

  • Michael Jennings
    New York Giants

  • Ron Kittle
    Chicago White Sox

  • Bob Love
    Chicago Bulls

  • Ray McElroy
    Chicago Bears/
    Indianapolis Colts


  • Steve McMichael
    Chicago Bears/
    Chicago Slaughter


  • Tony Rice
    Notre Dame

  • Southpaw
    Chicago White Sox

  • Nate Turner
    Bills/
    Panthers


  • Varla Vendetta
    Windy City Rollers

  • Windy City Rollers

2011 Athletes

  • Dave Blaha
    Atlanta Falcons/
    Denver Broncos


  • Charles Brown
    Chicago Bears/
    Buffalo Bills


  • Ron Cheatam
    NFL

  • David Diaz
    Pro Fighter

  • Allen Ellis
    NFL

  • Mike "The Fly" Garcia
    Pro Fighter

  • Reggie Gray
    Chicago Rush

  • Major Hazelton
    Chicago Bears/
    New Orleans Saints


  • Robert Mackey
    NFL

  • Hoosier Mama
    Windy City Rollers

  • John Janata
    Chicago Bears/
    Miami Dolphins


  • Ron Kittle
    Chicago White Sox

  • Bob Love
    Chicago Bulls

  • Luvabulls
    Chicago Bulls

  • Marc May
    Dallas Cowboys/
    Minnesota Vikings


  • Bob McMillan
    Rush

  • Dan Morjal
    NFL

  • Amber Patton
    Bandits

  • Bill Schick
    Cleveland Browns/
    KC Chiefs


  • Reggie Smith
    Denver Broncos/
    Dallas Cowboys/
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers


  • Tammy Williams
    Chicago Bandits

  • Varla Vendetta
    Windy City Rollers

2010 Athletes

  • Charles Brown
    Chicago Bears/
    Buffalo Bills


  • David Diaz
    Pro Fighter

  • Joe Dunigan
    Seattle Mariners

  • Mike "The Fly" Garcia
    Pro Fighter

  • Brian Glasgow
    Chicago Bears

  • Ron Kittle
    Chicago White Sox

  • Peter Mannino
    Chicago Wolves

  • Hoosier Mama
    Windy City Rollers

  • Jamie Hunt
    Chicago Wolves

  • John Janata
    Chicago Bears/
    Miami Dolphins


  • Glen Kozlowski
    1985 Chicago Bears

  • Bob Love
    Chicago Bulls

  • Luvabulls
    Chicago Bulls

  • Drew MacIntyre
    Chicago Wolves

  • Marc E. May
    Dallas Cowboys/
    Minnesota Vikings


  • Bill Schick
    Cleveland Browns/
    KC Chiefs


  • Reggie Smith
    Denver Broncos/
    Dallas Cowboys/
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers


  • Tim Tyrrell
    Atlanta Falcons/
    Los Angeles Rams/
    Buffalo Bills/
    Pittsburgh Steelers


  • Varla Vendetta
    Windy City Rollers

2009 Athletes

  • Charles Brown
    Chicago Bears/
    Buffalo Bills


  • Joe Cermak
    Pro Golfer

  • Samantha Findlay
    Bandits

  • Mike "The Fly" Garcia
    Pro Fighter

  • Hoosier Mama
    Windy City Rollers

  • John Jonata
    Chicago Bears/
    Miami Dolphins


  • Glen Kozlowski
    1985 Chicago Bears

  • Bob Love
    Chicago Bulls

  • Malice in Chains
    Windy City Rollers

  • Jack O'Callahan
    1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team

  • Erik Pappas
    Chicago Cubs/
    St. Louis Cardinals


  • Erica Rose
    Olympic Swimmer ('08)

  • Bill Schick
    Cleveland Browns/
    KC Chiefs


  • Reggie Smith
    Denver Broncos/
    Dallas Cowboys/
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers


  • Tim Stapleton
    Chicago Wolves/
    Atlanta Thrashers/
    Winnepeg Jets


  • Marques Sullivan
    Buffalo Bills

  • Christian Van der Velde
    Garmin-Slipstream

  • Varla Vendetta
    Windy City Rollers

  • Stephanie White
    Chicago Sky

  • Tammy Williams
    Chicago Bandits

Sponsorship

Sponsorships committed before September 23rd will be included in the event program book.

Click the link next to the sponsorship you'd like to confirm via a secure online payment or click here to download a commitment form in PDF format. Please email the form to chicago@mdausa.org or fax to 312 254 1632.

Presenting Sponsorship - $50,000    SPONSOR >
— Four tables of 10 at main event with preferred seating
— VIP reception admission for all guests
— Complimentary Valet for all guests
— Athlete seated at one of your tables at main event
— Full page color ad on the inside front cover of the printed program
— Customizable sponsorship recognition package to include prominent event logo placement at event, company mention in all PSA and event promotion, recognition through email blasts and Social Media posts

Winner's Circle Sponsorship - $25,000    SPONSOR >
— Three tables of 10 at the main event with prime seating
— VIP reception admission for all guests
— Complimentary Valet for all guests
— Athlete seated at one of your tables at main event
— Company logo on all printed materials
— Verbal mention during the evening program as a Winner’s Circle Sponsor
— Full page color ad in the printed program
— 20 Social Media mentions
— Company logo displayed on signage at event
— Logo on event sponsor reel

Championship Sponsorship - $15,000    SPONSOR >
— Two tables of 10 at the main event
— VIP reception admission for all guests
— Complimentary Valet for all guests
— Verbal mention during the evening program as a Championship Sponsor
— Half-page color ad in the printed program
— 10 Social Media mentions
— Logo on event sponsor reel
— Full page ad in printed program

Hall of Fame Sponsorship - $12,000    SPONSOR >
— One table of 10 at the main event
— VIP reception admission for all guests
— Complimentary Valet for all guests
— Half-page black & white ad in the printed program
— Logo on event sponsor reel

MVP Sponsorship - $6,000    SPONSOR >
— One table of 8 at the main event
— Half-page black & white ad in the printed program

All Star Sponsorship - $3,500    SPONSOR >
— One table of 8 at the main event
— Recognition in the printed program as an All Star Sponsor

Super Bowl Raffle Sponsorship - $15,000    SPONSOR >
— Company logo on 350 printed raffle tickets
— Company representative to pull winning tickets during event program
— Company logo on all signage and raffle promotions
— One table of 10 at main event
— VIP admission for all guests
— Complimentary valet for all guests

VIP Reception Sponsorship - $10,000    SPONSOR >
— Company logo on VIP Reception signage including photo backdrop
— One table of 10 at main event
— VIP admission for all guests
— Complimentary valet for all guests
— Half-page ad in printed program

Bidding for Good Sponsorship - $10,000    SPONSOR >
— Company logo on the back side of all guest bidder cards (think of this as your own portable billboard as guests “raise the paddle to bid” during the evening program!)
— One table for 10 at main event
— VIP admission for all guests
— Complimentary valet for all guests
— Half-page ad in printed program

Heads or Tails Sponsorship - $10,000    SPONSOR >
— Company logo on all signage at event
— Opportunity for company representatives to sell chances and wear company logo shirts or provide shirts for volunteers to wear during sales at event
— Company representative to “flip coin” during evening program on stage
— One table for 10 at main event
— VIP admission for all guests
— Complimentary valet for all guests
— Half-page ad in printed program

Photo Sponsorship - $10,000    SPONSOR >
— Company logo on photo backdrop banner at main event
— Company logo on printed photos distributed to guests at photo station
— One table for 10 at main event
— VIP admission for all guests
— Complimentary valet for all guests
— Half-page ad in printed program

Silent Auction Sponsorship - $7,500    SPONSOR >
— Company logo displayed on all guest smartphone bidding devices through Text2Bid Software
— Company logo on all auction signs
— One table for 10 at main event
— VIP admission for all guests
— Complimentary valet for all guests
— Half-page ad in printed program

Volunteer Sponsorship - $5,000    SPONSOR >
— Company logo on all volunteer name badges
— Opportunity for company to provide volunteers during event and promote wearing company attire
— Six guest tickets to main event
— Half-page ad in printed program

Valet Sponsorship - $2,500    SPONSOR >
— Company logo on all printed valet vouchers
— Company logo on Valet Signage at entrance of event
— Four guest tickets to main event
— Complimentary valet for guests

Sponsor a Child to MDA Summer Camp -  $2,000    SPONSOR >
Individual Event Ticket -  $500    SPONSOR >

Make a Donation

If you can't attend the event you can still make a tax-deductible donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Click the link below to donate via a secure online payment or click here to download a commitment form in PDF format. Please email the form to chicago@mdausa.org or fax to 312 254 1632.

MAKE A DONATION TO THE MDA >

Almost all funding comes from voluntary private donations raised throughout the year. The Association seeks no governmental funding, United Way funds or fees from those it serves. MDA is consistently rated one of the most efficient of national voluntary health agencies. 77% of every dollar MDA spends goes directly to research, health care services and education.

MDA spends $65 a minute in its worldwide research program, supporting more than 330 projects. MDA maintains some 200 clinics, including more than 35 MDA/ALS centers across the country. MDA Clinics are staffed by teams of top health professionals skilled at diagnosis and medical management of neuromuscular diseases. Services provided at MDA clinics may include occupational therapy, selected diagnostic tests, respiratory therapy and more.

MDA annually sponsors nearly 80 week-long summer camp sessions, serving more than 4,000 children across the country and in Puerto Rico. MDA’s equipment program accepts donations of gently used durable medical equipment, repairs these items as needed, and provides them to individuals with neuromuscular disease to enhance mobility, independence and quality of life.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the driving force that enables MDA to accelerate its worldwide research program, and provide diagnostic and follow-up care through a nationwide network of 200 medical clinics. And, volunteers are the backbone of the Association's programs, helping with summer camp, support groups, seminars, special events and many other programs.

To volunteer or learn more about events in your local area, please email Please email chicago@mdausa.org or call 312 254 0632.

MDA SUMMER CAMP

MDA-sponsored summer camps offer a wide range of programs for young people ages 6 to 17 who are affected by neuromuscular disease. Campers attend weeklong sessions organized by MDA volunteers and staff. Camp activities are geared to the abilities of campers, and may include fishing, swimming, horseback riding, boating, field hockey and baseball. Less physically demanding activities include arts and crafts, nature study, talent shows, cookouts and entertainment.

Volunteer counselors (who must be at least 16 years old) receive an orientation and training that includes wheelchair techniques, lifting and transfers, personal hygiene and emergency procedures. The primary responsibility of each counselor is to provide both physical and psychological support to their camper, thereby helping him or her enjoy camp. Medical staff are available throughout the week to meet any health care needs that may arise.

chicago@mdausa.org or call 312 254 0632 for more information on the date(s) and location(s) of the camp(s) in your area.

Contact Us

For more information about the Chicago Muscle Team event, becoming a sponsor or making a donation to the MDA, please contact the Chicago district office at chicago@mdausa.org or 312-254-0632.