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Bears Share ticket program benefits local charities

As part of the Bears Share program, Bears season-ticket holders donated 1,011 tickets to the team's two preseason games to Bears Care, which distributed them to 20 charitable organizations.

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Special Olympics Illinois is among the groups that receive tickets from the Bears Share program.
The groups that received tickets to the Aug. 15 game against the Chargers included USO of Illinois, Honor Flight Chicago, Veteran Tickets Foundation, and the U.S. Army Public Affairs Office.

The organizations that were given tickets to the Aug. 29 contest versus the Browns were Allendale Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, By the Hand Club, Chicago Youth Centers, Clearbrook, Lambs Farm, LYDIA Home, Mercy Home, Misericordia, Ray Graham Association, SEDOL Foundation, Special Olympics Chicago, Special Olympics Illinois, Teen Living Programs, and UCAN.

The Bears Share ticket donation program has been in effect since 1993. Season-ticket holders who would like to donate their tickets can do so online through "My Bears Season Ticket Account." They can select "Manage My Tickets" and "Donate to Charity." The tickets will automatically be forwarded to Bears Care for distribution to not-for-profit organizations.

Tickets can also be mailed to Bears Share, 1920 Football Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Tickets much arrive via mail at least four days prior to the game. Fans are asked to include their name, mailing address and email address.

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