After 25 years, Ringside continues to bring out some of Chicago’s most high-profile business leaders and employees for an electrifying evening of white-collar boxing, casino-style charitable gaming, high-end live and silent auctions, fine dining, and live music and dancing—all of it to raise nearly $1 million that helps Mercy Home give abused and neglected children a safe place to live, heal and hope.
At the heart of this multi-faceted event are nine live amateur boxing bouts between employees of companies in the financial, real estate, and other industries, inside a full-size ring set in the middle of the Chicago Marriott’s Grand Ballroom, and surrounded by more than 1,000 cheering guests.
The event’s silent auction features rare sports memorabilia and ticket packages, private dining and entertainment experiences, vacation homes, fine jewelry, and more, while the live auction features incredible travel and experience packages that cannot be purchased anywhere else. The event also features a live drawing of a $25,000 cash raffle.
Now in its 25th year, Ringside for Mercy’s Sake began as a unique collaboration between the leadership of Chicago’s financial exchanges and today has grown to include boxers from companies across the country.
See photos from the 24th annual Ringside for Mercy’s Sake!