Attention sports fans. Don’t miss your chance to hang out with Chicago Tribune sports writer David Haugh and bid on some exclusive Chicago sports SWAG Saturday night. He’s headlining a tailgaiting party Saturday night at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center to benefit a nonprofit organization close to his heart. His mother, Joan, is the executive director of Community Services of Starke County. Proceeds from “Tailgaiting with David Haugh and Charlie Adams” will all benefit the agency. Haugh says the organization was a part of his life when he was growing up in North Judson and is very important to Starke County because of all of the services they provide. He and former WSBT sportscaster Charlie Adams will be at the 5 p.m. event, which will include a live auction of a lot of sports memorabilia. Items up for bid include items from the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and footballs signed by Chicago Bears players. The Chicago White Sox also donated items, and a signed Notre Dame Football will be sold as well.
“Any time I get a chance to come back home it’s a good night,” Haugh said. He’s ranked 15th on the IHSAA Career Receiving Yards list with 2,941 and still holds the North Judson-San Pierre High School record. Haugh continued his football career at Ball State, where he was an All-Mid-American Conference safety and Academic All-American. He worked for the “South Bend Tribune” for nearly a decade before joining the “Chicago Tribune” staff in 2003.
Tickets for the event are $25 each. Call Community Services of Starke County at 574-772-7070 or visit their website, for more information.