Eli’s Cheesecake was delighted to provide Peppermint Crunch Brownies for the crowd that came to the Merchandise Mart on Tuesday, November 14th when Bears Quarterback Rex Grossman challenged Chicagoans to the first snowball throw of the year.

The event, celebrating the return of Starbucks national holiday launch of beverages, iconic red cups and merchandise, gave fans an opportunity to throw snowballs through wreath targets, housed in a three-dimensional
holiday-themed backdrop with finalists then competing directly against Grossman. Fans were invited to contribute to WGN Neediest Kids Fund so the day helped make the holidays nicer for others.

Rex Grossman is a great snow ball thrower as well as quarterback.

The target was a holiday themed backdrop that attracted fans of all ages.

Rex celebrates a successful throw.

Eli’s Marc Schulman offers a sample of Eli’s Peppermint Crunch Brownie to Rex Grossman

Eli’s Brian Cravens and Pat Pross with Rex

ABC 7 Sportscaster Jim Rose offers Grossman a football for the competition. Rose spent thousands of hours in the past year building the Swan House for a worthy family in need.

Now in his 4th year as quarterback for the Chicago Bears, So far this season, Grossman has passed for over 2,200 yards with 18 touchdowns for the 9-1 Bears. The Bears are off to their best start since 1990.

Santa enjoys his Peppermint Crunch Brownie from Eli’s.

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