Chicago Fire around town

CHICAGO - Chicago Fire players are out and about this weekend to meet fans, cruise Lake Michigan and teach soccer skills. Several members of the Fire are scheduled to make appearances in the "Windy City" this weekend during a break in its MLS schedule.

The FireWorks for Kids Foundation will be hosting the 2004 edition of its annual "Cruise With the Fire" event this Saturday. The event, which benefits the Chicago Fire's charitable organization, includes dinner, a silent auction, autographs and pictures, a live DJ and a fantastic view of the Chicago Skyline from Lake Michigan. For more information please contact the FireWorks for Kids Foundation at (312) 705-7253.

Fire midfielder and Jamaican national team standout Andy Williams will be greeting fans and signing autographs at the Kicks For Cancer Tournament at the Montrose Harbor Soccer Fields on Saturday. Teams can still sign-up for the tournament by visiting

This Sunday, Fire goalkeeper Henry Ring and midfielder Scott Buete will be teaching soccer skills and greeting fans at the Saint Joseph Hospital and Chicago Fire Soccer Skills Clinic at the New City YMCA in Chicago.

Times and players listed below are subject to change. For more information on future appearances and events, please visit

Who: Fire Players Henry Ring, Jesse Marsch, Denny Clanton, Dipsy Selolwane, Evan Whitfield, Nate Jaqua, Scott Buete and Leonard Griffin
What: FireWorks for Kids Annual "Cruise With the Fire"
When: Saturday, August 7 from 4-6:30 p.m. CT
Where: Mystic Blue Yacht at Navy Pier; downtown Chicago, IL

Who: Fire Midfielder Andy Williams
What: Kicks for Cancer Soccer Tournament
When: Saturday, August 7 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT
Where: Montrose Harbor Soccer Fields, Montrose
Avenue and Lake Shore Drive; Chicago, IL

Who: Fire Goalkeeper Henry Ring and Midfielder Scott Buete
What: The Saint Joseph Hospital and Chicago Fire Soccer Skills Clinic
When: Sunday, August 8 from 12-1:30 p.m. CT
Where: New City YMCA; 1515 N. Halsted Street; Chicago, IL

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