From the inbox: Champs to celebrate grand re-opening benefiting St. Baldrick's

Lots of good info in the inbox the past couple weeks, so I'm sharing another one. Champs in Lombard has gotten a makeover and they are launching the new look this Thursday. Also, 10 percent of sales that day will go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. I love that! My two youngest boys, now 9 and 11, have participated in St. Baldrick's campaigns the past couple of years, raising money for childhood cancer research and shaving their heads. Great to see Champps helping out such a worthy charity as part of their celebration. Stop in and check out the new look.




LOMBARD, IL (January 2015) – Champps in Lombard is teaming up with the St. Baldrick's Foundation to celebrate the restaurant’s Grand Re-Opening.   Champps, located at 2301 Fountain Square Drive, is celebrating its brand new look, feel and flavor to benefit St. Baldrick’s on Thursday, January 29, 2015. 
The party begins at 6 p.m., when guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Champps’ signature dishes, including Chicken Satay, Chipotle Burger, Ahi Tuna Taco and Calamari.   Signature drinks will be available for $2 each and include Grand Sangria, Island Rum Punch, Champps Long Island Tea and Craft Beer.

Champps will donate 10% of sales for the entire day to St. Baldrick’s.

Guests will notice new custom furniture for maximum comfort and communal dining; more high definition TVs for an amazing view from anywhere in the restaurant; a spectacular new bar and more.

"We are thrilled to be the beneficiary of Champps grand re-opening and are so grateful that they have chosen to support our efforts to find cures for childhood cancers,” said Kathleen Ruddy, St. Baldrick’s Foundation CEO. “Events like this provide an easy way for the community to get involved with a good cause, all while having a little fun. This is a perfect way to start the New Year, and we hope this is just one of many St. Baldrick’s fundraisers that will be held at Champps establishments. We invite everyone to come and show their support on January 29!”

Champps in Lombard offers 39 High Definition TVs; great games, including pool tables, darts, shuffleboard, fooseball and Giant Jenga; nearly 100 kinds of beer, including 42 beers on tap, 22 of which are craft beers and 11 which are local; and a new deliciously crafted menu for sharing, snacking as well as dining.

Champps in Lombard is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday – Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday – Saturday. For more information, reservations or to book a private event, call Champps at (630) 627-3334, or visit us at on Facebook  and Twitter.

About St. Baldrick's Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.  St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research.  Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $154 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.  St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow.  Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries.  For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or

About Champps
Champps owns and operates 26 restaurants in 13 states.  The sports oriented restaurant began over 30 years ago in Minnetonka, Minnesota and to this day maintains a comfortable venue for people to gather and watch a game, grab a bite to eat or socialize with a beverage.  Their state of the art kitchens and culinary expertise allow the restaurants to serve guests authentic, high-quality, hand-crafted, American cuisine inspired by their local communities.  With a full bar of beer, wine and spirits; an extensive menu; plenty of seating; and TVs for a high quality viewing experience, Champps is the perfect place for any occasion.