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Shirtless Boxers Assist Bidders at AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Holiday Event

Event staffers dressed as professional boxers punched holes through numbers to reveal prizes at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's "World of Chocolate" event. Photo: Courtesy of AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Event staffers dressed as professional boxers punched holes through numbers to reveal prizes at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's "World of Chocolate" event.

Photo: Courtesy of AIDS Foundation of Chicago

At the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's “World of Chocolate” event, a silent auction let guests bid at different levels starting at $50. Once a bid level was selected, guests would choose a number on a punch board that corresponded to that bidding level. Event staffers dressed as professional boxers would then punch a hole through that number and reveal a corresponding prize. Lots included a gift certificate for a wine tasting, UGG Australia velvet men's slippers, and an overnight stay at Park Hyatt Chicago. The punch board raised more than $14,000.

Overall the November 29 event, which offered treats from 33 local pastry chefs and confectioners such as chocolate martinis and chocolate-covered mashed potatoes, raised more than $100,000 for the foundation.


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