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Bears Fit Youth Challenge brought to you by Nike
The Bears Fit Youth Challenge is designed to engage youth in four weeks of fitness activities that include essential components of fitness such as flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and nutrition. The primary goal of the BFYC is to engage students in 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a minimum of five times per week, and encourage students to eat fruits, vegetables, and hydrate with water. Students will earn award certificates for successfully completing the challenge. The Bears Fit Youth Challenge is intended to activate students and introduce them to lifelong physical fitness.
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The Chicago Bears continue to brighten the spirits of deserving children through wish-granting experiences and hospital visits.
The Chicago Bears 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.
Chicago Bears Coat Drive
The Chicago Bears request your support during the 33rd Annual Chicago Bears Coat Drive.
Please help deserving families during the holiday season by donating winter coats at select Salvation Army Family Stores through January 9. If you are in need or a coat or have questions, please call the Salvation Army hotline number at 773.205.3690.
Our Community Connections program brought to you by Jewel-Osco is an opportunity to highlight Bears fans who are going through hardships, battling illnesses or are champions in their communities who deserve recognition. Throughout the inception of this program, the Chicago Bears and Jewel-Osco have been able to honor countless deserving fans and share their stories. Jewel-Osco and the Bears seek to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our Community Connections. If you know of someone that could benefit from this program, please submit a formal request.
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.
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.
Through the wish-granting experiences, the Chicago Bears 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.