The 2016 Pro Football Draft Party
The pro football world congregated in Chicago prior to the NFL Draft for Athletes Quarterly’s annual Welcome to Pro Football party. AQ, in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment, Martell Cognac and Rock Avenue Bow Ties hosted this year’s draft class at the Vertigo Sky Lounge on the roof of the Dana Hotel in Chicago. Over 50 former, current and future pro athletes were in attendance to enjoy glorious views of the Windy City as they sampled Martell’s signature cocktails. Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles bestowed the draftees with bow ties made from his own designs at Rock Avenue Bow Ties, the company he founded. The evening was capped off with a toast by Drew Hawkins, Head and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment, along with former All Pro linebacker Bart Scott and former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker.