Wayne Messmer Honors First Responders

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The Chicago Wolves will wear specially designed first responders jerseys during their games on Saturday, Sunday and Jan. 17 at Allstate Arena to raise money for the 100 Club of Chicago, the 5-11 Club, and Chicago Wolves Charities. Wayne Messmer, Wolves senior executive vice president, will have a jersey in honor of the first responders who helped save his life after he was shot on the Near West Side in 1994.


Wayne Messmer sings the national anthem before the start of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field, in Chicago, on Monday June 13, 2011. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)