2017 Special Guests to be announced.
Thank you to our 2016 Goombay Bash Special Guests: 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champions
This year, we were honored to have Dan Hampton (#99), Jay Hilgenberg (#63), and Steve McMichael (#76) at The 16th Annual Goombay Bash!
Previous special guests have included LaRoyce Hawkins (actor), Kyle Long (Chicago Bears), George Wendt (actor), Rob Johnson (CBS 2), and Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls).
The 2016 Goombay Bash Celebrity Emcee: Ryan Baker
We are excited to welcome CBS 2 Chicago′s lead sports anchor on the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts, Ryan Baker, as the 16th Annual Goombay Bash Emcee!
Baker has attended the Goombay Bash as a guest and will now step into the role of emcee on July 16th!
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Special Guest Bios
Dan Hampton (#99)
Played for the Chicago Bears from 1979-1990 View Stats »
Dan grew up in Arkansas where he played football his junior and senior years of high school and again in college when he attended the University of Arkansas. Hampton was drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft. That same year, Hampton was voted All-Rookie by the Pro Football Writers Association.
Dan Hampton was chosen to play Pro Bowl four times. He also was first-team all-pro four times and second team all-pro twice. In 1982, Hampton was voted Defensive Player of the Year and was also voted Defensive Lineman of the year in 1984. In 1985, he went on to play with the Bears at Super Bowl XX and won against the New England Patriots.
Since retiring from his defensive position in 1990, Dan Hampton has been busy co-hosting Pro Football Weekly and being a commentator for some NFL games in the early 1990s. Each year, Hampton also attends “One for the Kids” Annual Golf Tournament in Chicago. In 2002, Hampton was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Jay Hilgenberg (#63)
Played for the Chicago Bears from 1981 to 1992 View Stats »
Jay Hilgenberg was a first-team all-pro in 1988 and 1989 and a pro bowler for seven seasons.
He was born in Iowa City, Iowa and played football and University of Iowa. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons, 11 with the Bears, 1 with the Cleveland Browns and 1 with the New Orleans Saints. He has been a nominee in the induction in the pro football hall of fame.
Since retiring her helped develop The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Steve McMichael (#76)
Played for the Chicago Bears from 1981-1993 View Stats »
Steve McMichael was born in Houston, Texas and attended Freer High School where he later became one of their notable alumni. After high school, McMichael attended the University of Texas where he played for the football team from 1976-1979. In 1979, McMichael became the first-team All-American as a senior.
In 1980, Steve was drafted by the New England Patriots but then went on to play for the Chicago Bears in 1981. Quickly becoming one of Chicago’s starting defensive tackles, he helped them to win the Super Bowl XX title in 1985. He played with the Bears until 1994 when he signed with the Green Bay Packers before retiring the following season.
After retiring from the NFL, McMichael moved on to become a commentator for the World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He later went on to partake in wrestling matches himself. After retiring from wrestling, McMichael began co-hosting Bears’ pre-game show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago.