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President Obama receives Chicago Bears stuffed bear

Posted May 29, 2013

During a visit to New Jersey's Point Pleasant boardwalk, avid Bears fan President Barack Obama was given a Chicago Bears stuffed bear by New Jersey's governor.

Bears First Fan Barack Obama received a special gift from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Tuesday afternoon during a visit to New Jersey's Point Pleasant boardwalk.

Playing the "Touchdown Fever" arcade game, Christie threw a football through a tire and picked as his prize a stuffed bear wearing a Chicago Bears jersey that he gave to the President.

President Obama has been an avid Bears fan since moving to Chicago in 1985. In October 2011, he welcomed the famed 1985 team to the White House to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Super Bowl XX championship.

The 1985 Bears had never previously gotten the opportunity to visit the White House because the space shuttle Challenger blew up two days after Super Bowl XX.

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