The Bears are once again offering fans the chance to contribute to an important cause by bidding on some top-notch gear.
As part of the NFL's Crucial Catch campaign, Bears players wore white and pink Advocate Health Care patches on their practice jerseys the week of Oct. 18. 66 jerseys, including active roster and practice squad players who practiced that week, will be available for auction. Each jersey will be auctioned with an "I Practice For" card signed by that player.
Fans can now bid on these jerseys via the free Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon. Auctions will end on Tuesday, Nov. 2 on a rolling basis, with one-quarter of the jersey auctions ending every half hour starting at 2 p.m. (CT).
To access the auction, click here. Fans can also bid on the jerseys by opening the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon, selecting "More" in the bottom navigation then selecting the "Bears Care Auction" feature. Fans will have to sign in using their Chicago Bears ticket or app account in order to place a bid.
The practice jersey auction featuring the pink patches plays an important role in raising funds for the Real Bears Fans Wear Pink campaign, which began in 2008 to benefit Bears Care which supports Chicago area programs providing care, assistance and support to breast cancer patients and their families. This annual initiative also offers fans a way to honor the breast cancer survivors in their lives.
Since 2008, Bears Care's "Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" campaign has raised funds to benefit programs providing care, assistance and support to breast cancer patients and their families. Take a look at each of the 14 shirt designs throughout the campaign's history.