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Brickhouse Benefit a home run  for Treasure Chest Foundation

Bryan Sord (middle) along with OrlPark Mayor Dan McLaughlPBrickhouse 94 West Steak Seafood restaurant.

Bryan Sord (middle) along with Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and Pat Brickhouse at 94 West Steak and Seafood restaurant.

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Updated: October 17, 2012 6:02AM



The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation recently conducted its inaugural Jack Brickhouse Benefit in memory of the legendary Chicago broadcaster for the Cubs, White Sox, Bears and Bulls.

About 175 people gathered at the 94 West Steak and Seafood restaurant in Orland Park for a buffet and drinks served by celebrity bartenders such as Bob Avellini, Nancy Faust, Dan Hampton, Elliott Harris, John Lattner, Bob Love, Billy Pierce, Eric Soderholm and Steve Trout.

Attendees also bid on prizes during live auctions all evening. Items included an autographed Chicago Blackhawks hockey stick, a Cubs jersey signed by Hall Of Famer Ernie Banks, and White Sox tickets.

The event raised more than $6,000 for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, a nonprofit group based in Orland Park that gives toys, gifts and gift certificates to children and teens fighting cancer.

“This evening was a wonderful salute to my husband,” said chairwoman Pat Brickhouse. “Jack was always caring and sensitive, especially when children were involved.

“The children served by the Treasure Chest Foundation are going through chemo and radiation, just as Jack did when he was undergoing treatment for his cancer.”

Information: Colleen Kisel, (708) 687-8697 or www.treasurechest.org.

Staff reports



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