At Eli’s, we welcome the Fall as it marks the start of College and High School Football and our Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.

This year we also celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Eli’s Family participating in College and High School Football. It was in October of 1947 that Eli’s cousin, Glenn “Buddy” Schulman took the field for the Wright College Rams. Weighing 190 lbs. Buddy wore number 40 and played tackle as the Rams took on Morgan Park, North Park, Morton, Grand Rapids, Wilson and LaSalle Peru.

Today the traditon of Eli’s and high school and college football continues as our associates, Mike Neuhaus, Defensive End for the Wyoming Cowboys and Armando Chavez, Defensive End and Fullback, for the Chicago Academy, are playing key roles in the 2007 season–Wyoming winning its opening game against Virginia by 23-3 and the Chicago Acedemy winning its first two games by scores of 34 to18 and 38 to 0.

Mike and Armando are both namesakes for their fathers, Mike Neuhuas, our Operations Manager, and Armando Chavez, Production/Decorating Manager, who collectively have over 35 years at Eli’s. We are delighted to see their children achieve excellence in both academic and sports.

It is also coincidental that the Chicago Academy is located on the original Wright College Campus. Back then Wright had to play its home games at Rockola Field. Today the Chicago Academy is fortunate to have a state of the field directly in back of the school.

We wish Armando, Mike and their teams the best of success this season.






Mike Neuhaus has been helping us at Eli’s since he was a very small child. Mike and his sister, Nicole, now at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe and Taste Co-Manager, were with us at the first Take Your Child to Work Day on February 27, 1992.









Armando Chavez was in the first middle school class at the Chicago Academy. As a senior, he is a leader on the football field and also helps in production at Eli’s.

Armando and Mike continue a great Eli’s tradition in football started by Buddy Schulman for the Wright Rams in 1947.














Chicago Academy Football Schedule

Sat, Aug. 25 North Shore Country Day N. Shore 2:00P 34 – 18

Thu, Aug. 30 Sullivan Winnemac Stadium 3:30P 38 – 0

Sat, Sep. 08 Roosevelt Chicago Acad. 1:00P

Sat, Sep. 15 ACT Charter Chicago Acad. 1:00P

Sat, Sep. 22 Noble Street Chicago Acad. 1:00P

Sat, Sep. 29 Uplift Chicago Acad. 1:00PM ,

Sat. Oct. 06 Kelvyn Park Winnemac Stadium 11:00A

Sat, Oct. 13 Rickover Chicago Acad. 1:00P


Wyoming Cowboys Football Schedule

Date Opponent / Event Location Time/Result

9/1/07 Saturday, Sept 1 vs. Virginia Laramie, Wyo. W, 23-3

09/08/07 vs. Utah State TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

09/15/07 at Boise State TV Boise, Idaho 6:00 p.m.

09/22/07 at Ohio TV Athens, Ohio 1:00 p.m.

10/06/07 vs. TCU TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

10/13/07 vs. New Mexico TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

10/20/07 at Air Force TV Colorado Springs, Colo. 12:00 p.m.

10/27/07 vs. UNLV TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

11/03/07 at San Diego State TV San Diego, Calif. 7:00 p.m.

11/10/07 at Utah TV Salt Lake City, Utah 1:30 p.m.

11/17/07 vs. BYU TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m.

11/23/07 at Colorado State TV Fort Collins, Colo. 12:00 p.m.