9/12 Boot Campaign fundraiser Oct. 21

Cubs pitcher Randy Wells and musician Stoney LaRue will host the “Boot Bash 2011” on Oct. 21 at Joe’s Bar, 940 Weed Street, Chicago. The event will benefit the Boot Campaign, an initiative aimed at showing appreciation of the active military and raising awareness of the needs of miliary personnel. Admission is $15 per person, and there are VIP tickets for $125 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. CT.

“This one hits home,” Wells said of the Boot Campaign. “You think of what we get to do for a living and that’s not possible without the sacrifice of so many people. We acknowledge service members and veterans here at the games but you forget about the stuff they have to go through when they return home. It definitely changes their life.”

Both LaRue and the Midnight River Choir will perform. There will be a silent auction of music and sports memorabilia. For more info, visit randywellsfoundation.org.

— Carrie Muskat

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