The Chicago Bears have a longstanding tradition of supporting numerous charities and assisting those in need. Bears Care was incorporated in 2005 as a 501 © 3 organization committed to improving the quality of life for people in the Chicagoland community, especially disadvantaged children and their families, through targeted programs supporting education, youth athletics and medical research and health awareness programs focusing on breast and ovarian cancer. Since that time, Bears Care has issued grants totaling over $9 million to nearly 80 qualifying agencies.
If you would like to donate to Bears Care, the charitable beneficiary of the Chicago Bears, please click here.
The 19th annual Bears Care Gala will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the United Club at Soldier Field. Join Chicago Bears coaches, players and front-office personnel as they lend their support to this event which raises critically needed funds for innovative research and treatment programs in Chicago. The evening includes cocktails, program, dinner, auctions featuring exclusive Bears items, and dancing to the music of Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Jeff Joniak, Voice of the Chicago Bears on NewsRadio 780 and 105.9 FM, WBBM will serve as emcee for the event and will be joined by radio partner Tom Thayer to conduct the evening's live auction.
Individual ticket prices begin at $400. Visit events.org/bearscaregala or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to request an invitation to the event. For details on where Bears Care funds raised at the 2013 Gala are currently at work, click here.
Bears Care, the charitable beneficiary of the Chicago Bears, would like to offer fans the unique opportunity to send special greetings to a friend or loved one on the LED ribbon panels at Bears home games this season. Click here to find out more information about Gameday Grrreetings.
Plans are underway for the 12th annual Midtown 5K Run & Walk to Benefit Bears Care, hosted by the Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine. The race is set to begin at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 27 and will once again take participants through the scenic Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. Runners and walkers will enjoy a morning full of fun, refreshments and entertainment while helping to support Bears Care.
For information on event sponsorship and race registration contact Robyn Kove, Director of Marketing and Member Connections at (847) 991-4646, or via e-mail to email@example.com. Additional event details can be found at www.signmeup.com/97373
The Bears Share ticket donation program has been in effect since 1993, benefitting numerous local charities. Tickets can now be donated online through MY BEARS SEASON TICKET ACCOUNT. Simply log in to your personal account and select "Manage My Tickets." Select the ticket(s) you wish to donate and select "Donate To Charity." The tickets will automatically be forwarded to Bears Care, the team's charitable beneficiary, at BearsCare.Share@bears.nfl.net for distribution to area not-for-profit organizations. The original ticket(s) become invalid. Donations must occur four (4) business days prior to the game to allow for distribution. Donors will receive an email acknowledgement which should be retained for tax purposes.
Tickets can also be mailed to the following address:
1920 Football Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Tickets must arrive via mail to the Bears Care office at least four days prior to the game. Please include your name, mailing address and email address with the tickets.
Thank you Bears fans for making 2013 the most successful Real Bears Fans Wear Pink campaign to date. We look forward to sharing our plans for the 2014 season with you soon!
Information on the 2014 Back to School Fair coming soon!
Bears Care provides grant support to a large number of organizations in the Chicago area each year through a grant award program and the Chicago Bears Staff Matching Grant Program. We will periodically feature agencies that Bears Care has been fortunate to partner with and which continue to provide greatly needed support and services in our community.