Chicago Tribune Announces Silver Football Awardee and New Partnership With Union League Club of Chicago

The Chicago Tribune will announce the 2022 Silver Football awardee and a new partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago. Both organizations will conduct a joint press conference announcing the recipient and the cooperative venture on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard.
The Silver Football Award has been presented for the past 98 years, starting in 1924. The football player selected for the award is voted on by all of the head football coaches in the Big Ten Conference.
“We are excited to work with an organization that has been so instrumental in the progression of the City of Chicago,” said Mitch Pugh, executive editor of the Chicago Tribune. “Just as the Silver Football Award has a long-standing history, so too does the Union League Club of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune could not ask for a better partner.”
“Just as the New York Athletic Club has built a long history with the William V. Campbell Trophy,” said Thomas Karaba, president of the Union League Club of Chicago. “We are hoping the Union League Club can build a similar, long-standing history with the Tribune and this award.”
The Union League Club of Chicago is a private club comprised of a diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds and professions with a common desire to connect with others, learn new things, enjoy the city’s cultural offerings, and find ways to give back to the community and country. Members join because they value the opportunity to make friends and enjoy the ULCC’s extensive array of programming and amenities.
Founded in 1847, the Chicago Tribune is the largest news organization in the Midwest. The Tribune, winner of 28 Pulitzer Prizes, is known for its innovative investigative reporting, insightful coverage of the arts and culture and community-leading opinion writing. The Chicago Tribune is the flagship publication of Chicago Tribune Media Group, which also publishes six daily suburban publications.
Source: Union League Club of Chicago