Former Bulls player Dickie Simpkins, Former Bears linebacker (and current Mayor of Palatine) Jim Schwantz, Olympic medalists Brian Hansen and Bob Berlund, and several others gathered at Attea middle school Thursday night to discuss the role of ethics in athletics. "Character Counts!", an organization dedicated to building character in children, hosted the 2-hour event.
Around 100 people came out to listen to the discussion, many parents bringing their own young athletes to learn a thing or two from those who have been there, done that. Participants were asked a variety of questions, ranging from "what is your favorite sports memory?" to "is excessive boasting on the playing field a problem and what can be done about it?" A question an answer session followed the discussion.
Above, check out photos from the night's panel discussion.