Several Bears players are scheduled to be on hand when the Bears host Meijer Football 101 presented by Chase on Monday, Oct. 29 in the United Club at Soldier Field.
The annual event, which is geared toward the Bears' female fans, will feature an exclusive tour of the Bears locker room, an autograph session with current players, a special gift, shopping opportunities, a light dinner and a few surprises.
Bears players slated to attend are quarterback Jason Campbell, safeties Chris Conte and Major Wright, linebacker Blake Costanzo, cornerback Tim Jennings and the entire rookie class, including defensive end Shea McClellin and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
The event will be held from 5-9 p.m. Tickets cost $75 for reserved seating and $60 for general admission. For more information, visit www.chicagobears.com/events/football-101.html.
A good cause: Fans are invited to join current and former Bears on Tuesday, Oct. 16, for "Bear Appetit," benefiting Bears Care, at Studio Paris in Chicago.
Players expected to attend include Campbell, Conte, Costanzo, Gabe Carimi, Kellen Davis, Brandon Marshall, Stephen Paea, Chris Spencer, Craig Steltz and J.T. Thomas.
Guests will enjoy selections from some of Chicago's favorite restaurants along with fine wine and spirits while mingling with their favorite Bears players. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.events.org/bearapp. Space is limited.
School visit: Marshall will visit Piccolo Specialty School in Chicago on Monday. to speak with children who are participants in the AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) Elementary Tackle Football League.
During the visit, Bears Care will present AUSL with a $30,000 grant in support of their youth football programming. The goal of AUSL is to improve student achievement in Chicago's high-poverty, chronically failing schools through its disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers.
Raising funds: Marshall's wife, Michi, will participate in the NAMIWalks 5k race at Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview on Sunday in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Through Brandon Marshall's Project Borderline Foundation, Michi, along with several wives and girlfriends of Bears players, will walk to raise funds for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and their support programs. To support Team Marshall, visit http://namiwalks.org.