When the Windy City turns cold, these Hawks start flying on the ice. One of the Original Six professional hockey franchises of the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks boast a long history that includes five Stanley Cup championships and a roster that has featured such Hall of Fame players as Phil and Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull, and Stan Mikita. The club won its most recent NHL championship titles in 2010 and 2013. Loyal fans support the team at Chicago's United Center. The Wirtz family has owned the Blackhawks franchise through their Wirtz Corporation since 1954.
The Wirtz family controls several liquor distributorships and real estate holdings through their Wirtz Corporation. The family also owns the United Center along with Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf.