The Bears will honor the military at Sunday's "Salute to Service" game against the Vikings.
A 40-yard American flag will be unfurled by 100 service members for the National Anthem. Bronze Star and Reenlistment ceremonies will be held on the field at halftime. In addition, Chase will give away a mortgage-free home to a veteran.
The Bears support the military in other ways as well. Bears Care, the charitable arm of the team, presented a $300,000 check to the Road Home Program: The Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush on Veterans Day, reflecting a three-year commitment to fund outreach and direct clinical care services.
The Road Home Program opened its doors in March to help fill the gaps in care for the "invisible wounds of war." An energetic team of competent clinicians and support staff work to care for service members who deployed and have returned to civilian life in the Chicagoland area with combat-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and family challenges. RHP offers these services, regardless of the ability to pay, the veteran or their family members.