Courtesy of Chicago Tribune:
Patrick Kane and Elena Delle Donne have been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list of innovators and entrepreneurs in the sports category, one of 20 selected by the business magazine for its annual ranking.
Forbes noted Kane’s three Stanley Cup trophies and various awards the Blackhawks winger has collected as well as endorsements deals with Bauer and Chevrolet. The magazine noted Delle Donne’s Rio gold medal and 2015 MVP title as a member of the Sky.
Other athletes with current and former Illinois connections were selected to the list, including Chris Sale, who the White Sox recently traded to Boston; former Bear and current Patriot Martellus Bennett, and Paralympic medalist and University of Illinois alum Tatyana McFadden.