Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears, has announced the player lineup for the 2022 Bears Care Gala on Saturday, June 4, from 6-10:30 p.m. at Soldier Field. Current and former players scheduled to attend include Anthony "Spice" Adams, Jerry Azumah, Khari Blasingame, Dakota Dozier, Darrynton Evans, Gary Fencik, Justin Fields, Matt Forte, Thomas Graham Jr., Khalil Herbert, DeAndre Houston-Carson, Teven Jenkins, Caleb Johnson, Jaylon Johnson, Cole Kmet, Zach Miller, David Montgomery, Sam Mustipher, Dazz Newsome, James O'Shaughnessy, Byron Pringle, Trevor Siemian, Mike Singletary, Khyiris Tonga and Cody Whitehair. General manager Ryan Poles, head coach Matt Eberflus, assistant general manager Ian Cunningham, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, defensive coordinator Alan Williams and special teams coordinator Richard Hightower are also scheduled to attend.
The Gala will kick off with the Orange Carpet hosted by Bears reporter Lauren Screeden and Anthony "Spice" Adams from 6-7 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Patio. A VIP party with specialty cocktails, an on-field player tunnel experience, photo opportunities and more will also be held during the Orange Carpet reception. Jeff Joniak, voice of the Bears on WBBM Newsradio 780 &105.9 FM, will emcee the Gala and be joined by former Bears guard and current radio analyst Tom Thayer in conducting the live auction.
Fans who are unable to attend the event will be able to support the cause by bidding online starting on Wednesday, June 1, through Saturday, June 4. Highlights from the online auction include a 74-foot yacht experience with full catering, trip to Beverly Hills, Chicago Mahogany Tour led by Shermann "Dilla" Thomas, private whiskey tasting, one-of-a-kind autographed memorabilia and more. Fans can also submit proxy bids on live auction items, which include a trip to Hawaii, the opportunity to "Leave Town with the Bears" and a trip for 10 on private rail cars to Dallas in October for the Bears vs. Cowboys game. For information on additional auction items and how to bid online, please visit ChicagoBears.com/BearsCareGala.
The Gala provides continued support for promising ongoing research in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer and funding new initiatives and clinical trials, several of which focus on addressing health inequity in cancer care for women of color.
Thank you to Dr Pepper, PNC, United Airlines and Verizon for their support of the Bears Care Gala.