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

Thanks to everyone who joined us for another amazing Ringside for Mercy’s Sake. All of our guests made a big difference in the lives of young people, and we could not be more grateful. 


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:

Bid on amazing live and silent auctions right from the comfort of your home, and right away!

Want to help kids in crisis and have a chance to win rare sports memorabilia, one-of-a-kind travel and entertainment experiences, and more? Now you can thanks to online and proxy bidding in our Ringside for Mercy’s Sake silent and live auctions. And you don’t even need to be present at Ringside on October 18th to bid.

You can start bidding on our silent auction or peruse our silent auction catalogue right now.

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 23rd annual Ringside for Mercy’s Sake!

Photos from the bouts

Heavyweight Sponsors

Live Auction Sponsors

Wine Sponsors

Spirits and Beer Sponsors

Media Sponsors