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Bears Care Announces $1.7 Million in Grants
Bears Care and the Chicago Bears announced $1.7 million in grants to more than 40 local organizations supporting women's cancer research and care, education, social justice and community building. These grants, along with nearly $185,000 awarded earlier this year to support youth football programming, bring Bears Care's total investment in the Chicagoland community during 2021 to nearly $1.9 million.
Carlos Nelson discusses representing Bears, helping community
Lauren Screeden chats with Carlos Nelson, CEO of the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC), about his experience announcing the Bears' first-round selection on stage with Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland as well as the work he's doing to help the city's Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
Bears to invest $611,000 in Healthy Lifestyle Hub
The Bears and Bears Care, the team's charitable arm, announced Wednesday that they have invested $611,000 to build a state-of-the-art training center and teaching kitchen in the new Healthy Lifestyle Hub currently under development by the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC).
Sam Acho hosts community improvement & demolition party
Former Chicago Bears LB Sam Acho led a group that included NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and players and alumni from the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox and Northwestern that transformed a liquor store into a grocery store in Chicago's Austin neighborhood.
Bears participate in Sam Acho community event
Former Chicago Bears LB Sam Acho united players and alumni from the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and Northwestern, youth and leaders from By the Hand, BUILD and Westside Health Authority, and Chicago police officers for healing circles in the Austin neighborhood.
Bears continue COVID-19 relief donations
As part of the $1,920,000 commitment to local COVID-19 relief efforts, the Bears and Bears Care are providing $160,000 in total donations and matching grants to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, GENYOUth, I Grow Chicago, Meals on Wheels Chicago and The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division.