Tuesday, April 13, 2010

200 sports fans turn out for autograph session with Blackhawks star Tony Esposito signs autographs at Charley Horse Munster Indiana

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Bryan Sord
APRIL 13, 2010                                                                                             219-836-4040

200 sports fans turn out for autograph session with Blackhawks star
Tony Esposito signs autographs at Charley Horse Munster Indiana

Famed Blackhawks super star Tony Esposito signed autographs for more than 200 people during a special event Monday night April 12 at the Charley Horse Sports Bar in Munster Indiana.

Esposito’s autograph is one of the most coveted in the hockey league t. The event was at Charley Horse Restaurant, 8940 Calumet Avenue, in Munster, Indiana.

Charley Horse in Munster is operated by Bryan Sord, who operates two other Charley Horse Sports Bars in Tinley Park and also New Lenox, in Illinois. Sord also operates the popular 94 West restaurant in Orland Park.

“We had a great time last night with Tony Esposito. He’s a big supporter of the community and a frequent guest at our restaurants,” said Sord who opened the franchise in Munster, Indiana in February of this year.

Charley Horse is a very popular hangout for sports aficionados, and offers not only a superb menu of food but also features one of the only “Ice Bars” in the region.

“The Ice Bar is a section of the bar that is made of solid ice. Our customers love it. It is a tough challenge to maintain but it adds a special ambience today’s sports customers demand,” Sord said.

“We are proud to be able to bring some of the best sports personalities to our establishments and Tony Esposito is one of the best. His autograph is a highly sought one by sports memorabilia collectors.”

Past celebrities have included Bobby Hull and Andrew Ladd. Esposito is a former goalie for the Blackhawks and he and his brother, Phil Esposito, a Center, have been honored with admission to the Hall of Fame.

Sord said that Hull will be at the Charley Horse Sports Bar & Restaurant in new Lenox, 901 Lincoln Highway, on Thursday April 22 also signing autographs and watching the 1st round play-offs featuring the Blackhawks and Nashville. The autograph session starts at 6 pm  and costs $35, followed by viewing of the game at 7:30. Sord said there is limited seating for the first 150 patrons. Reservations are required in advance by calling 815-463-1700.

Bryan Sord’s Restaurants include:

94 West Restaurant
15410 94th Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 364-9494

Charley Horse Restaurants & Sports Bars

8940 Calumet Avenue
Munster Indiana

901 Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, Illinois
Fax: 815-463-1717

9501 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, Illinois


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