Reality TV Stars Gather in Chicago for a Reality Benefit

Tue. April 13, 2004 12:00 AM

Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sound-Bar, 226 W. Ontario

Chicago, IL - A who's who of Reality TV stars will be in Chicago on Thursday, April 22, attending "The Real Deal Chicago," a one-of-a-kind event where the public can mix and mingle with their favorite reality stars while enjoying drinks, food, music and dancing. Confirmed participants include Richard Hatch of "Survivor," Reichen Lehmkuhl of "The Amazing Race," Marcellas Reynolds of "Big Brother" and Sophia Pasquis of "Road Rules." Reuniting in Chicago for the first time since their show aired are housemates Tonya Cooley, Aneesa Ferreira and Chris Beckman of "Real World." Tamron Hall of Fox News Chicago will be the host for the evening.

Chicago's newest upscale nightclub, Sound Bar, will host the event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 226 W. Ontario. Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $40.00 at the door. Tickets and more information are available at ticketweb and/or

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Event sponsors include Orbitz, Grey Goose Vodka, Shark Bar, Star Magazine, and The Advocate. Music will be provided by Michael "DJ Plez" Pleasants, music editor for

About The Reality Cares Foundation

The Reality Cares Foundation is a sponsored-project of The Giving Back Fund and was formed to make a real difference in the lives of people with life-threatening diseases. The mission of The Reality Cares Foundation is to inspire a new spirit of philanthropy among a younger group of television stars and viewers by being a leader in the fight against Alzheimer's, breast cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. This mission will be accomplished through a combination of education, outreach, fundraising and special events.

About Sound-Bar

As Chicago's newest upscale nightclub, Sound-Bar revolutionizes nightlife by boasting style, luxury and state-of-the-art technology. Showcasing 20,000 square feet of multi-level, high-tech entertainment, Sound-Bar is fashioned to elevate the nightclub experience with an environment to stimulate the mind and body.