On Saturday, August 13, two Illinois youth tackle football leagues came together for a day of competition at the 4th Annual Chicago Bears Youth Football Jamboree. The Jamboree was held at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, IL. The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL) and Bill George Youth Football League (BGYFL) were represented by a total of 10 teams from the Chicagoland area.
Photos from the Chicago Bears Youth Football Jamboree at Warren Township High School on Saturday, August 13, 2016.
The BGYFL attendees consisted of teams from Lemont, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Lombard and West Chicago, while TCYFL was represented by Barrington, Mundelein, Grayslake, Waukegan and Lake Villa.
The teams were greeted by the Chicago Bears Drumline as they took the field for warm-ups. During the Jamboree, each team competed in three rounds of exhibition play followed by a 4-team single elimination tournament. The day concluded with the Hinsdale Falcons winning the tournament as they edged out the Lake Villa Timberwolves in the finals.
In addition to the competition, Bears alumni Jason McKie, Garrett Wolfe, Adrian Peterson, Alex Brown and Anthony Adams were available throughout the day to sign autographs for fans and offer advice to the youth football players and coaches.