ONE MAN CHICAGO is a totally unique and new event culminating on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. Ginger Zee of NBC Chicago and Keli Zink of Celeb TV will co-host the hottest ticket in town where ONE MAN is selected who best represents this diverse city. Through a series of informal interviews, video and style segments, judges will choose ONE MAN CHICAGO from a field of 20 finalists. Each applicant chooses his favorite charity to affiliate with when he submits an application or is nominated for ONE MAN CHICAGO, and the winner and his charity split $5,000. The charities selected by the 20 finalists will receive an additional 30% of ticket proceeds.
Eligibility is simple. Any man between the ages 24 – 44 living in the Chicago area can enter or be nominated at www.OneManChicago.com. The deadline for applications is midnight on June 21, 2010. Twenty finalists will be selected and their photos and profiles will be posted online at www.OneManChicago.com.
The ultimate winner of ONE MAN CHICAGO will be chosen based in part on online voting beginning on July 8th and open to anyone 18 and older. Four happy hour parties will be held during the online voting period to allow the community to ‘Meet the Men’ and learn about the charities they have selected. The parties will feature the signature, ‘One Mantini,’ and complimentary appetizers. They are open to the public and admission is free.
One Man Chicago Happy Hours:
- Thursday, August 5 6 – 8 pm Martini Park, 151 W. Erie Street
- Tuesday, August 10 6 – 8 pm Rockit Wrigleyville, 3700 N. Clark
- Thursday, August 19 6 – 8 pm John Allan’s Spa, 111 W. Jackson Boulevard
- Wednesday, August 25 6 – 8 pm Market Bar Chicago, 1113 W. Randolph
In addition to online voting, the 20 finalists will be narrowed to one person by a panel of local Chicago judges at the finale event.
Amongst the judges is our Jonny Imerman!
ONE MAN CHICAGO is the first-of-its-kind professional search to select the man aged 24 – 44 who embodies the best of the Chicago area from the perspectives of community involvement, intelligence, personality, and fitness. Each applicant’s promotion of a local charity is a unique opportunity to spotlight the local philanthropic organizations that make Chicago great. One Man Chicago is sponsored by Marshall Pierce & Company, Equinox Fitness, AKIRA, John Allan’s, Yelp.com, Café Magazine, CheekyChicago.com and The Men’s Book. For more information, visit www.OneManChicago.com.