Historical Society and Sammy and Vee Skobel re-issue a wearable piece of Mount Prospect history.

Just in time for summer, the Mount Prospect Historical Society has re-issued the classic t-shirt from Sammy Skobel’s “Hot Dogs Plus” restaurant as a fundraiser for the Society. This one-time fixture of the community was done with the approval and assistance of Sammy and Vee Skobel themselves.

This colorful, unisex t-shirt features the original logo, complete with the famous hot dog on roller skates will be available for a limited time through the Mount Prospect Historical Society. If you don’t already know: Sammy Skobel is among Mount Prospect’s most famous residents and living legends. He is a Hall of Fame Roller Derby Champion and MVP, an impressive feat on its own. However, Sammy accomplished this despite being legally blind. After his Roller Derby career, Sammy continued to inspire as a speaker and activist for the blind, and of course, as the operator of one of Mount Prospect’s favorite restaurants.

Generations of Mount Prospectors remember Sammy’s shop, and these distinctive golden t-shirts, on the corner of Main and Busse throughout the 1980s. To get your t-shirt, visit the Society at 101 S. Maple Street, Monday through Friday from noon to 6 pm (calling ahead is recommended). T-shirts can also be ordered and shipped to anywhere in the country via Paypal through the Historical Society’s website.

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