Last Week in the Community…
The Bears announced that players have committed more than $250,000 to local social justice initiatives, which the organization will match, for a total donation of more than $500,000. Donation recipients with ties to social justice and an emphasis on education, community/police relations and criminal justice reform are in the final stages of being selected and will be announced later at a later date.
A social justice committee was formed featuring Bears players Sam Acho, Trey Burton, Chase Daniel, Akiem Hicks, Mitchell Trubisky and four front office staff members, including Chairman George H. McCaskey. These players are representative of the whole roster; additional players have also been involved and provided donations. The committee has met with and been in continued discussion with the University of Chicago Crime Lab, which has provided research and resources about areas that need the most assistance.
BEARS/THE BOEING COMPANY MILITARY SALUTE
The Bears are proud to annually partner with The Boeing Company to present the Bears/The Boeing Company Military Salute. At each Bears home game, a deserving member of the military is honored during an on-field recognition in the third quarter. The Military Salute provides the opportunity for the Bears, The Boeing Company and our great fans to give thanks and show support to the brave men and women who protect our country and to also honor the history and heritage of Soldier Field. The Bears and The Boeing Company were proud to honor Lt. Colonel Karl Nielson of the US Army at the Bears vs. Seahawks game on Monday, September 17.
MAGELLAN'S CHAMPION OF THE GAME
The Chicago Bears and Magellan Corporation continue to brighten the spirits of deserving children through wish-granting experiences. Steven Roth was invited to Halas Hall to watch a Bears practice and visit with his favorite players before the Bears vs. Seahawks game. The Bears and Magellan provided four complimentary tickets to the game, along with pregame sideline passes, and recognized him in-game as the Magellan Champion of the Game.
GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY
In support of Hunger Action Month, over 60 volunteers, including former Bears Chris Zorich and Mickey Pruitt, packed over 9,000 lbs. of food at the Chicago Food Depository. Their contribution adds up to over 7,500 meals that will be distributed to people in need.
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION
Bears tight end Trey Burton will donate $1,000 per catch and $2,500 per touchdown to the International Justice Mission throughout the 2018 season. A donation of $2,500 will be made following his touchdown in the Bears vs. Seahawks game at Soldier Field.
REAL BEARS FANS WEAR PINK
Bears Care offered a sneak peak of the 2018 Real Bears Fans Wear Pink shirt at the Annual Conway Park Autumn Classic. Bears safety Adrian Amos withstood the rainy conditions and stopped to visit with fans. Shirts will be on sale starting Monday, September 24 at chicagobears.com/pink.
HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR
The Chicago Bears Week 3 High School All-Star was 6'6" 310 lb. lineman Trevor Keegan of Crystal Lake South High School. Trevor caught a botched punt and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. He is the first lineman to ever win the award and is a top high school prospect in Illinois.
COACH OF THE WEEK
The Chicago Bears Week 3 Coach of the Week winner was Joe Sanchez of Barrington High School. Coach Sanchez helped lead his team to a comeback with a 26-23 victory over Maine South High School. The Barrington Broncos are now 3-0 with all three victories coming on the road.