By Eric Stock
BLOOMINGTON – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be invading the heart of Chicago Bears’ country, as an invited guest.
The former Super Bowl champion quarterback and National Football League Most Valuable Player will headline the Red Cross of the Heartland Evening of Stars dinner on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
“We went for the best combination of a name and quality product that would help us bring about 1,000 people to the Marriott in Uptown Normal to raise money for the Red Cross, event co-chair Kevin Callis said.
Callis and his wife Lisa are co-chairs for the event. He told WJBC’s Scott Laughlin the stars aligned to make this happen.
“As it worked out, we couldn’t ask for anything better,” Callis said. “We are back at the Marriott, it’s a wonderful facility. They are very supportive of the Red Cross and we have the star we wanted.”
Callis noted State Farm, where he is a Vice President of Operations and where Rodgers is a paid spokesman, helped facilitate the appearance.
The event is the local Red Cross chapter’s largest annual fundraiser. Tickets went on sale on Thursday morning. They cost $150. For ticket information, go to www.redcross.org/eostickets or call (309) 662-0500.
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