The 721 Club is the successor to the Commissioning Committee for the USS Chicago/SSN 721, organized by the Union League Club to support the commissioning of this Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine in 1986. Out of the club’s sponsorship of the commissioning activities, which included dinners, receptions and gifts for the ship and crew, came the 721 Club – which provides ongoing support and contact with the crew and families of the submarine.
The 721 Club’s activities include:
- Annual contributions to/support for the USS Chicago Wives’ Club
- Providing holiday gifts each year for the children of SSN721’s crew
- Providing annual “ditty bags” of gifts and useful items for all personnel
- Sponsoring a holiday party for the officers and crew of the USS Chicago during the 721 Club’s annual trip to visit the submarine when it returns to its home port