A pair of local businessmen and brothers was among the honorees of rapper Common’s Common Ground Foundation. Tim and Everett Rand were honored during the foundations gala and fundraiser event held Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Rands are co-owners of Midway Airport Concessionaries and two of three co-founders of the Chicago Football Classic. Also honored were Chicago-based international businessman Quintin Primo and his wife Diane, Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
The Common Ground Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed at reaching out to youth to help them with character building and exploring their gifts and talents. It also pushes healthful eating and exercise for youth as part of starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, according to the organization’s mission statement.