Dick Butkus To Appear at Illinois Chicago Homecoming

Hall of Famer Dick Butkus will be at Soldier Field when the Illinois football team takes on Washington in  Chicago September 14. Butkus is one of three Illinois athletes to have his number retired at the school. Before the 5pm kickoff, Butkus and other Illinois greats will be on hand to sign autographs as part of the Illinois Homecoming celebration party in Chicago. On September 12 Butkus will host a luncheon at Wildfire Chicago as fund raiser for the I Fund, Butkus Foundation, and The I Play Clean Program. The I Play Clean program was created by Butkus and his Matt to educate and encourage high school students away from steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. The appearance of Dick Butkus is another step to enhance the presence of Illinois football In Chicago. 

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