When Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz was approached with the pitch for a book documenting the untold story of his family, he had two non-negotiable requirements. First, the book must tell the truth and not sugarcoat the story of the Wirtz family. Second - and perhaps more importantly - all proceeds absolutely must benefit the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation.
Author Bryan Smith set out to tell the truth - the result of which is the detailing of a family empire, their rise, their hardships, their dysfunction, and their perseverance.
The Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Wirtz Family Business and the Chicago Blackhawks is no fluff piece. Instead, it is a powerful story that transcends sports and will undoubtedly resonate with readers. And all of the proceeds and donations this book generates will directly benefit the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation.
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A copy autographed by Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz
A custom-made Blackhawks '47 hat, complete with a historic patch from the archives not found on any other Blackhawks merchandise Collectible
A collectible numbered box
All proceeds benefit the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation
Time: Game is at 7:30 p.m. Signing is during the first intermission Location: United Center, Outside Section 117 Details: Meet Chairman Rocky Wirtz and Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito outside Sec. 117 during the first intermission of the matchup between the Blackhawks and Senators! They will be signing copies of The Breakaway for some lucky fans.