The NFL Draft returned to Chicago in 2016 and invited a record number of Drafted Fans to participate. Jon Verb and Brian Dykes are our featured fans of the month.
Verb, a Chicago-area native and a former Chicago Bears ball boy, wanted to share his passion for football with his family. Verb and his son attended Day 2 of the Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.
"It was unbelievable," says Verb, "We met fans from across the country, but the best part for me was getting to see the NFL Legends I grew up watching make the picks in Round 2 and Round 3." The best moment of the day came when his son received a signed card from NFL Legend Will Shields. "You could not have scripted it better," said Verb.
Being a Drafted Fan can be even more fun with friends, which is why our next Drafted Fan of the Month, Dykes, brought 30 of his closest friends with him to the Auditorium Theatre on Thursday night. As a part of the local Chicago Dads Group, Dykes helps organize local events and when he heard the Draft was returning to Chicago, he couldn't think of a more perfect idea.
"Holy Cow!" said Dykes. "It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I can't even put it into words." Dykes and the rest of the Chicago Dads Group are looking forward to attending even more Drafted Fan events throughout the Midwest.
Congratulations to our Drafted Fans of the Month!
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