Bears horde Special Olympics athletes

The Bears hosted a dwindle football contest for Special Olympics Illinois athletes Saturday in a Walter Payton Center during Halas Hall.

About 140 athletes and 50 coaches represented 15 teams, personification in games via a morning and early afternoon. The festivities featured an opening rite during that a athletes shouted a Special Olympics oath: “Let me win. But if we can't win, let me be dauntless in a attempt.”

Current Bears players Sherrick McManis and Charles Leno, Jr. attended a event, as did former Bears Tom Thayer, Rashied Davis and Garrett Wolfe.

The partnership between a NFL and Special Olympics leverages a football village to foster awareness, honour and inclusion of Special Olympics athletes among NFL players, clubs, supporters and partners. These efforts will emanate new participants, coaches and fans to grow a foe of dwindle football within Special Olympics North America programs.

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit classification charity year-round training and foe in 19 sports for some-more than 22,000 athletes with egghead disabilities and some-more than 20,000 immature athletes ages 2-7 with and but egghead disabilities.

Special Olympics transforms a lives of people with egghead disabilities, permitting them to comprehend their full intensity in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs raise earthy fitness, engine skills, self-confidence, amicable skills and inspire family and village support.

If you’re meddlesome in training some-more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to assistance make Special Olympics programs possible, hit your internal Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or revisit

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