Ringside for Mercy's Sake

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Give Kids a Fighting Chance

Ringside for Mercy’s Sake, now in its 23rd year, is Mercy Home’s annual black-tie gala. By attending, you support the life-saving work of Mercy Home.

Ringside for Mercy's Sake

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.


Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Each year, Ringside draws more than 1,000 guests to the Chicago Marriott Grand Ballroom with its dazzling spectacle of white collar boxing, exclusive live and silent auctions, dinner and drinks, live music and dancing to the City Lights Orchestra, and the drawing of a large cash raffle. The eight live amateur boxing bouts take center stage—all to raise the critical funds that give Mercy Home’s kids a safe Home and a bright future.

Highlights this year include:

  • Charitable gaming
  • Mercy’s Mag Mile Wine Auction
  • James & Sons jewelry
  • Man Cave Auction
  • Fine spirits auction
  • Electronic silent auction bidding
  • Pre-auction online bidding
Live auction items include:

For more information or to purchase a table call Jim Marrese at 312-738-7578.

Enter to win $20,000!

Purchase a ticket for our Ringside Raffle, and you could win:

  • Grand prize of $20,000
  • 2nd prize of $10,000
  • 3rd prize $5,000
Tickets are $100. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.  

Official Rules

Click to see photos from the 22nd annual Ringside for Mercy's Sake!

Photos from the bouts

Heavyweight Sponsors

Live Auction Sponsors

Wine Sponsors

Spirits and Beer Sponsors

Media Sponsors