PRESS RELEASE: Lithuanian American Legends, Dick Butkus, Ruta Lee, Johnny Unitas Enter The National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame 2013


Come join us as our Lithuanian American Legends enter the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame (NLAHF) at its inaugural induction ceremony.


The induction ceremony will take place on August 24, 2013, at the Lithuanian World Center, 14911 E. 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.


This event is not just an induction ceremony, but a gala celebration, including dinner, music, and dancing, to honor these Lithuanian American Legends, and to highlight the significant contributions Lithuania and its people have brought to the world of sports, leadership, education, science, and the arts.


Much is to be learned about Lithuania and its people as Lithuania’s is only now emerging from a half century of brutal Soviet occupation, when its voice on the world stage was silenced. However, in the brief span of 23 years, Lithuania, once again, emerges as a European leader. In 2009, its capital city, Vilnius, was declared the cultural capital of Europe, and it has just recently assumed the presidency of the European Union.


The National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization in the State of Illinois, with a governing board composed of members from various ethnic and racial communities, and is dedicated to promoting Lithuania, its epic history, its unique culture, and its people, to the American public. The NLAHF also promotes and supports educational initiatives without regard to race, religion, gender, or ethnicity.


Seize this opportunity to meet with these Lithuanian American Legends during one of their rare appearances in Chicago, and make this an evening to remember.


Event and ticket purchase information is readily available at the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame website, by clicking on the “Event” tab.




TICKETS: $100  Includes dinner and complimentary cocktail, entertainment, induction                        ceremony, music, dancing, and our famous Lithuanian hospitality. A cash bar                        will be available.  EVENT STARTS 6:30 P.M.   ENDS 12:00 A.M.

LOCATION:  Lithuanian World Center, 14911 E. 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439

TICKETS AVAILABLE:                                                                                                                                       Online at,

               Grand Duke's Restaurant, 6312 S. Harlem Ave., Summit, IL 60501                                      TEL. 708-594-5622

               Old Vilnius Cafe (Lietuvele), 2601 75th Street, Darien, IL 60561                                          TEL. 630-324-6811

               Lithuanian Plaza Bakery & Deli, 9921 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL 60465                        TEL. 708-599-9866

Groups wishing to reserve tables, please call 708-302-2121




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