Community


  • Bear Hugs
  • Bike Giveaway
  • Coat Drive
  • Play 60
  • Hometown Huddle
  • Play 60 Challenge
  • Mini Monsters
    • The Chicago Bears and Magellan Corporation continue to brighten the spirits of deserving children through wish-granting experiences and hospital visits.

      The Chicago Bears and Magellan Corporation conduct Bear Hugs hospital visits to lift the spirits of children throughout Chicagoland with the help of Bears mascot Staley Da Bear. Through Bear Hugs, Staley and members of the Bears organization visit various children's hospitals each month to deliver teddy bears and fleece blankets, spend time with patients and their families, and spreads cheer throughout the medical facilities.

      The Bears have visited the following hospitals as part of the program: Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children's Hospital), Comer Children's Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital of Loyola, and Shriners Hospital for Children.

      Wish Granting

      Through the wish-granting experiences, the Bears and Magellan help create special memories for young fans who request a Bears-related wish. Wish recipients are invited to Halas Hall to watch a Bears practice, visit with their favorite players, and enjoy lunch in the Bears Cafe. The Bears and Magellan Corporation provided four complimentary tickets to each child and his or her family, along with pregame sideline passes, Bears Bucks, Bears apparel and more!

    • Bike Giveaway

      The Bears coaching staff uses bicycles instead of golf carts to get around the Olivet Nazarene University campus each year during Bears Training Camp in Bourbonnais. Following the last camp practice, the coaches donate the bikes to area children to help them stay physically active throughout the year.

      Click here to view a photo gallery.

    • Chicago Bears/Jewel-Osco "Coat Drive"

      • The Chicago Bears kicked off the 29th annual Chicago Bears Coat Drive brought to you by Jewel-Osco on October 23, 2017. New and gently used coats can be donated at 187 participating Jewel-Osco locations throughout Chicagoland now through January 1, 2018. A store locator is available at JewelOsco.com. Wm. Meyers Movers will handle transport logistics. All coats will benefit the Salvation Army. For questions on how to receive a coat, please call the Salvation Army at 773-725-1100. Over 22,200 coats were donated during last year’s coat drive.

    • Fuel Up to PLAY 60

      Fuel Up to PLAY 60 is an interactive program that allows students to decide how to make their school a healthier place. Kids earn prizes by taking challenges and playing games with their classmates. Launched by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, the program helps students make positive changes by improving opportunities to consume nutrient-rich foods and get at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Visit www.FuelUptoPLAY60.com for more information.

    • Hometown Huddle

      Members of the 2016 Chicago Bears rookie class and Bears alumni participated in the Bears/United Way “Hometown Huddle” on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at El Valor Rey Gonzalez Children & Family Center in Chicago. The Bears and PNC teamed up to start work on a new outdoor play and learning space for the children of El Valor earlier this year. The Bears rookies, alumni and volunteers from PNC and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago continued that work and participated in landscaping projects and interacted with children at the Gonzalez Center. The new play and learning space will feature children’s playgrounds and gardens, an outdoor classroom and a turf football field. The 2016 Hometown Huddle project began with a $20,000 grant from the Chicago Bears and the NFL Foundation to the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears, provided a matching grant of $20,000. In addition to providing matching funds for Hometown Huddle, Bears Care also presented a $50,000 check to El Valor to expand programming that will utilize the new play space. Plans call for expansion of afterschool programming along with hosting monthly Family Nights and quarterly community events that will engage children and adults of all ages.

      The NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle is a league-wide day of service designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness. During the 18th annual Hometown Huddle, NFL teams helped members of their local communities by building fitness zones and playgrounds, hosting youth football clinics and conducting hands-on volunteer projects.

      Click here to view how the Bears rookies help build a new playground.

      Click here to view a photo gallery.

    • Play 60 Challenge

      The Chicago Bears and American Heart Association (AHA) join forces to present the Bears PLAY 60 Challenge fitness program in area schools each year. The Challenge aims to educate students about staying fit by creating an engaging environment to compel students to be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day - both in school and at home. The school that logs the highest average minutes of physical activity per student over the four-week period is awarded with a visit to their school by a Bears player and Staley. In addition, the schools that finish in the top three receive a PLAY 60 fitness grant from the Bears and AHA.

      Click here for more information about the NFL's PLAY 60 movement.

    • Mini Monsters

      Mini Monsters, brought to you by Advocate Health Care, is a free youth program that stresses the importance of healthy eating, physical activity and proper hydration through fun, non-contact football drills. Find out more at www.ChicagoBears.com/MiniMonsters.