Chicago Blackhawks’ Jim Cornelison To Perform Monday’s National Anthem
KENOSHA, Wis. – Jim Cornelison, the national anthem performer for the Chicago Blackhawks and a number of other events, will be in Kenosha to perform The Star-Spangled Banner before Monday night’s game against the Madison Mallards at Historic Simmons Field. First pitch for the game is set for 7:05p.m.
Cornelison first started singing the anthem for the Blackhawks in 1996, and has performed for them full time since 2007. He has also performed the anthem at both playoff games and regular season-openers for the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, as well as one NASCAR race at Chicagoland Speedway. Besides the national anthem, Cornelison also sang “Back Home In Indiana” before this year’s Indianapolis 500 on May 28th.
Cornelison is a Virginia native who grew up in Washington State and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance degree at Seattle Pacific University in 1988. He later earned a Master’s degree in Opera Performance at Indiana University in 1992.
According to his website, Cornelison “serves on the advisory board of the Illinois Patriot Education Fund, is the Honorary Squadron Commander of the USAF Band of Mid-America, and an honorary member of the World President’s Organization.” He lives in Chicago with his three children.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.greenbaybullfrogs.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bullfrogs as your favorite team.