The Chicago Bears have created a DVD called Careers at the Bears, which is meant to serve as a curriculum supplement for high school marketing classes. The DVD provides an overview of the various positions and business areas that exist in a professional sports organization, and features interviews with Bears staff members from several different departments. Each segment provides information about each person’s general job responsibilities and career path, along with footage of them "on the job". If your school offers sports marketing or general marketing classes and you would like to use this DVD as a supplement to the existing curriculum, please contact the Community Relations department at (847) 739-5308 to obtain a complimentary copy.
"Tales to Tackle" is a reading program geared towards 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and focuses around a notebook that includes photos of Bears players, a list of suggested books, and space for students to track their reading and write book reports. Each child who reads three books per month for the three month period is entered into a random drawing for the chance to win a special "Bears Experience" at Halas Hall in Lake Forest. "Tales to Tackle" is sponsored by ComEd, and is a component of the Chicago Bears Education initiative, which is presented by Chase. Teachers interested in the program should call the Bears community relations department at (847) 739-5308.
Do you know a Chicago-area teacher who goes above and beyond, demonstrating excellence in the classroom? Do you want to recognize him or her for hard work and dedication? Nominate them to be a Symetra "Hero in the Classroom!" Sixteen teachers will be honored in their schools and on the field during Chicago Bears home games this season. Heroes will also receive $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies. To nominate your favorite teacher today, please visit www.symetraheroes.com/bears
The NFL offers several contests throughout the year that give students and teachers the chance to win prizes, player visits, monetary donations for their school and more. For more information about upcoming contests and opportunities, visit www.NFLRUSH.com.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day. We want kids to make a difference not only in their lives, but also their community. Whether you're a student, supporter or educator, visit www.FuelUptoPlay60.com to get involved and get going.