Michael Jordan is lending his support (and signature) to the next outdoor art exhibit coming to Michigan Avenue.
The five-time NBA MVP signed a 3-foot golf ball Monday at Michael Jordan’s Steak House that will be on display in September on Michigan Ave. The ball features Jordan’s famous Jumpman logo and is part of Tartan Art on the Avenue, which will feature around 100 golf balls designed by various artists in honor of the 2012 Ryder Cup.
The sponsored balls will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and the Illinois PGA Foundation. For more info, click here.
On the record: “I'm working on it!” – Larsa Pippen’s response, via Twitter, when asked to tell husband Scottie Pippen “he should be in NBA 2k13...” The Bulls legend is the lone member of the ‘92 Dream Team not signed on to the video game.
About this week: Scottie Pippen will throw out the first pitch before Wednesday’s White Sox-New York Yankees game at U.S. Cellular Field. … The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade will kick off his Wade's World Weekend Thursday with a fundraiser hosted by “Hot in Herre” rapper Nelly at The Mid. Common will co-host Wade’s Championship Celebration Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel. ... The White Sox’s Kevin Youkilis will host his Youk's Kids benefit Thursday at Howl at the Moon. Teammate Jake Peavy will be on hand Tuesday when children from the Union League Boys & Girls Club of Chicago go on a back-to-school shopping spree at Staples on W. Jackson. ... Need an excuse to break out those white pants? The Chicago Fire will host their second annual White Party Thursday at MCA Warehouse.
Sightings: “A-Team” star and former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson hung out August 14 at Board Room. … The Bears’ Brandon Marshall was spotted with his wife Friday at Sunda and Sunday on the patio at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House. … Ex-Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was on hand for the Taylor Street Festa Italiana in Little Italy Aug. 10. Ex-Bull Kendall Gill and UFC fighter Clay Guida were there Aug. 12. … Bears legend Mike Ditka and White Sox legend Frank Thomas were on hand for the 30th running of the Arlington Million Saturday at Arlington Park. … Bears coach Lovie Smith dined at the newly opened Hash House A Go Go in the Gold Coast Saturday following his team’s pre-season win against the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field … The Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich hung out Friday at Paris Club’s upstairs club, Studio Paris. … Former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker and former Bear R.W. McQuarters dined, separately, at Sunda Saturday.