In 2019 the Bears welcome our fans, partners, Chicagoland as well as, sports fans around the world to celebrate Bears100, our 100th season.
In 1920 George Halas established the Decatur Staleys, a founding franchise in the inaugural year of the American Professional Football association, which later became the NFL. The Staleys moved to Chicago in 1921 and became the Chicago Bears in 1922. Today the Bears have 9 World Championships, 28 Hall of Famers and the most wins in the NFL.
The Bears will celebrate in a variety of ways in 2019.
The Chicago Bears Centennial Scrapbook
Hall of Fame Sportswriters Don Pierson and Dan Pompei connected with the foremost authority on the Chicago Bears, Virginia McCaskey, to create a unique look back at the first 100 years, The Chicago Bears Centennial Scrapbook. This is an intimate take on coaches, players, and ownership as well as significant milestones and events that have shaped what the Chicago Bears are today.
Bears Community All-Pros
The bedrock of our team has been the support of our fans and our community. As part of the celebration of our 100th season, the Chicago Bears are supporting non-profit organizations that matter most to our fans and are making a positive impact around Chicagoland and Illinois. During the 2019 season, the Bears are recognizing 10 Community All-Pros each with a $100,000 grant, totaling $1 million.
Each Home Game Honors a Decade
Each decade from our past had played a unique role in creating The Chicago Bears legacy. During each home game in 2019, we’ll pay homage to a decade, calling out the significant milestones and welcoming back alumni from that era to reconnect with fans.
Bobblehead Stadium Giveaways
In honor of the club’s 100th season, the Bears plan to give away bobbleheads featuring a prominent player from every decade to the first 20,000 fans entering Soldier Field for each week's game.
Return to Decatur
The Chicago Bears will hold a “Return to Decatur” event in Decatur, IL on July 21st to celebrate the team’s origins as part of the centennial season. The event will include a Chicago Bears Centennial Scrapbook panel and season preview with general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy.
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Bears100 Celebration Weekend
The entire 2019 team and coaching staff came together with Hall of Famers, other alumni, and fans for a one-time-only celebration. Fans were able to meet players, relive behind the scenes moments, tell stories, and look to the future. Fans were also able to take a walk through Bears History and view rarely seen memorabilia, photos, and documents. In addition, there were interactive activities for fans of all ages.