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Busy day for the Wirtz family–and not just the draft

June 28th, 2017

At the very same time Rocky Wirtz toured the Chicago Blackhawks’ new practice rink with VIPs the other day, his son Danny Wirtz was playing host to a community party for youngsters in the nearby Austin neighborhood.

The younger Wirtz is chairman of Breakthru Beverage Group, which teamed up with BUILD, a nonprofit that works in the struggling the South and West side neighborhoods. Breakthru brought 250 employees to volunteer and staff the parade and carnival, that saw some 2,000 attendees.

The Wirtzes then focused on big NHL draft that night.

Not forgotten was the birthday that day of Rocky’s wife, Marilyn.

The couple would celebrate that later, Rocky said, with “two steaks we’ll cook in the back yard. And with our four beagles.”

Read more about Chicago’s who’s who in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.


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