Chicago Bears give back to Decatur

Chicago Bears give back to Decatur


ANNIVERSARY FOR THE CHICAGO BEARS, AND THE CELEBRRATION STARTED RIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS. FORMER NFL STARS ALEX BROWN AND JASON MC-KEY, ALONG WITH USA FOOTBALL COACHES HELPED LEAD A GATORADE JUNIOR CAMP IN DECATUR–THE ORGINAL HOME OF THE BEARS. THE EVENT SAW MORE THAN 200 ATHELTES FROM FOUR DIFFERENT DECATUR HIGH SCHOOLS…AND EACH SCHOOL RECIEVED A 3,000 DOLLAR CHECK TOWARDS THEIR FOOTBALL PROGRAM, ALL GIFTED BY THE CHICAGO BEARS. ALEX BROWN: “The bears gave me an opportunity, that I wanted since I was 5-6 years old, and it’s just fantastic. The organization, I don’t have enough good things to say about them. They’re aren’t words to describe how good they are to people, and to communities, and to the youth. It’s fantastic.” DEREK SPATES: “It means a lot to us, just to have the Bears come down and from USA Football and put on a camp for our kids, and the other programs here in Decatur, it’s a great thing for them to give back to the communities.” JEFFERY WELLS: “To come back here, and support us, and give us new knowledge is pretty big thing and it meant a lot to us.” AND WE’LL HAVE MORE COVERAGE FROM THE BEARS’ RETURN TO DECATUR, THE FESTIVITIES WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTERNOON WHERE WE’LL TALK TO BEARS HEAD COACH MATT NAGY. RISING JUNIOR NATE HOBBS IS PROVING ILLINOIS FOOTBALL IS HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THE CORNERBACK REPRESENTED ILLINOIS FOOTBALL AT THE BIG TEN MEDIA DAYS IN CHICAGO…AND HE’S COME A LONG WAY FROM WHERE HE WAS. THE CORNERBACK HAD A BREAKOUT FRESHMAN SEASON, BUT WAS SUSPENDED FOR 3 GAMES LAST YEAR FOR VIOLATING TEAM RULES.

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