Stars Play for Charity

WFF_Logo_FINAL  On August 10, the stars came out for a good cause.  The Wood Family Foundation hosted the first annual “Wiffle Ball Classic” at Wrigley Field. Families and companies played all day , but then the real fun started.

“More stars than the heavens” populated the Friendly Confines.  These included local celebs  Janet Davies of 190 North and “Mr Chicago” Billy Dec.  The most exciting part was getting to meet some of our favorite celebs from the entertainment world.  In passing, we got to see Bill Murray .  We got really excited when we actually got to meet George Wendt , best known as everyone’s favorite barfly, “Norm.”  Cutting quite a dashing figure was Adam Rodriquez formerly of “CSI Miami”  .  Jen and I were amazed at how tall that Neil Flynn aka “the Janitor” of “Scrubs” was. But the best part of the day was getting to see one of our favorites. Matthew Perry is known to be quite an athlete and we were both curious to see if this was the case.  As you well know, Matthew is best known for the role of “Chandler” on one of our all time faves, “Friends”  The teams were separated into two groups, the Reds and the Blues. The Blues were victorious with all the money going to the Wood Family Foundation. The foundation aids children in the Chicago area.  One of the major event sponsors was Walgreens.

IMG_4296 Here he is, “Mr Chicago” Billy Dec ready to step up to the plate for charity.

IMG_4298 One of television’s biggest icons , George Wendt was one of the players in the game. It was comical when someone yelled “Norm” when he left the stadium.

IMG_4303 Here is Kerry and his wife, Sarah being interviewed. Their charity has helped a lot of people. This year , they have even given a scholarship to one lucky student for four years at UIC.

IMG_4306 From the tennis courts to Wrigley  Field, Matthew “Chandler” Perry takes a swing at the wiffle ball.

IMG_4322Here is a gathering at the end of the evening when the Blue team won.  Everyone was a winner that night.


About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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