The Bears were active in the community this week kicking off the "Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" campaign, supporting the Bears School Outreach program and honoring high school football coaches and players.
Coach of the Week and High School All-Star
The Chicago Bears announced today that Brian Melvin of Burlington Central High School in Kane County, Ill., has been named the Chicago Bears High School "Coach of the Week" for Week 5 and quarterback Tommy Rittenhouse of St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Ill., was named the Chicago Bears "High School All-Star." The "Coach of the Week" and "High School All-Stars" programs are brought to you by Athletico Physical Therapy. Lynch and Bell will be invited to the Bears vs. Kansas City game on Sunday, Dec. 22, and will join their fellow 2019 "Coach of the Week" and "High School All-Star" honorees, respectively, for a pregame photo on the field. They will each also receive a framed certificate signed by Bears general manager Ryan Pace, head coach Matt Nagy and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
BEARS SCHOOL OUTREACH
The Bears School Outreach continued with visits to Chicago Public High Schools from Patrick O'Donnell, Josh Woods and alumus Ray McElroy. Each week during the football season and through a partnership with Youth Guidance, Chicago Bears players will visit Chicago Public Schools to speak to, motivate, and interact with students who are part of the B.A.M (Becoming a Man) and W.O.W. (Working on Womanhood) programs. The B.A.M. program focuses on six core values, including Integrity, Accountability, Self-Determination, Positive Anger Expression, Visionary Goal Setting, and Respect for Womanhood. W.O.W. focuses on five core values, including Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Healthy Relationships, Visionary Goal-Setting, and Leadership.
Real Bears Fans Wear Pink
2019 "Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" shirts in partnership with Advocate Health Care, Official Health Care Partner of the Chicago Bears, are available for purchase at chicagobears.com/pink and at the October 20 home game at Soldier Field. Proceeds benefit Bears Care and help fund local programs which provide care, assistance and support services to breast cancer patients and their families, including helping facilitate timely access to critical breast health services for low-income women.