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Bears set panel times for Celebration Weekend


The Bears on Tuesday announced the scheduled times for the panel discussions being conducted at the Bears100 Celebration Weekend June 7-9 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

Tickets are still available. Payments can be made via credit card (the Chicago Bears prefer Visa).

Bears100 Celebration Weekend will kick off on Friday, June 7, at 6 p.m. with the Orange Carpet brought to you by Hyundai. FOX32 will broadcast live from the Orange Carpet with an hour-long special. Fans attending the Bears100 Celebration Weekend Opening Ceremony can view live coverage of the Orange Carpet arrivals inside the venue with hosts Lauren Screeden and Anthony "Spice" Adams.

The Opening Ceremony, which will celebrate 100 years of Bears football, will begin at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) and be emceed by WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak and color analyst Tom Thayer. During the program, over 200 current and former Bears players and coaches will be recognized, and the Bears will unveil the team's new classic jersey.

Weekend panels on the Main Stage brought to you by Dr Pepper include:

Legacy: Quarterbacks
Jim McMahon and Mitchell Trubisky
Saturday from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Legacy: Hall of Fame Linebackers
Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary and Brian Urlacher
Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Legacy: 1963 Championship
Mike Ditka, Johnny Morris and Bob Wetoska
Saturday from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Legacy: 2006 NFC Championship
Roberto Garza, Devin Hester, Olin Kreutz, Patrick Mannelly and Charles Tillman
Saturday from 1-2 p.m.

Legacy: Safeties
Mike Brown, Gary Fencik, Eddie Jackson and Doug Plank
Saturday from 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Legacy: Defensive Line
Dan Hampton, Tommie Harris, Akiem Hicks, Ed O'Bradovich and Chris Zorich
Saturday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Legacy: 1985 Championship
Richard Dent, Willie Gault, Jay Hilgenberg, Emery Moorehead and Otis Wilson
Saturday from 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Chasing Great
Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller, Charles Leno Jr., Anthony Miller and Danny Trevathan
Sunday from 9:15-10:05 a.m.

100 Years in the Making
Virginia Halas McCaskey, George H. McCaskey, Don Pierson and Dan Pompei
Sunday from 10:15-11 a.m.

Leading the Bears
Ted Phillips, Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy
Sunday from 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Weekend panels in the South Ballroom Panel Rooms include:

Chicago Bears History
Patrick McCaskey
Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

Spicin' it Up
Anthony "Spice" Adams, Tarik Cohen, Matt Forte and Allen Robinson II
Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Kids Press Conference
Chase Daniel, Cody Whitehair and Staley Da Bear
Saturday from 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Chicago Bears Kids Club brought to you by Jewel-Osco

Meet the Coordinators
Mark Helfrich, Chuck Pagano and Chris Tabor
Saturday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Building the Future
Champ Kelly, Josh Lucas and Mark Sadowski
Sunday from 10-11 a.m.

Subject to change.

Saturday and Sunday will also be highlighted by free autograph sessions and photo opportunities brought to you by PNC, Bears Care Closeout Sale, Bears retail mall, interactive games, kids activities, a walk-though Bears history zone and more.

Bears100 Celebration Weekend is brought to you by Art Van Furniture and Mattress, Dr Pepper, Hyundai and Undeniably Dairy.