Bears Care recently donated $10,000 to I Grow Chicago to support COVID-19 relief efforts in the Englewood community.

Last Wednesday, they also joined I Grow Chicago and Englewood community members in a virtual “Rookie Rally”. During the virtual meeting, the rookies (Bears players) were asked how they’re taking care of their mental health during what’s been a difficult several months. They also spoke about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemics and the difficult relationship between police and Black people.

During Wednesday’s video session, the rookies and members of the I Grow Chicago community, including a local police officer, spoke about the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has presented as well as relationships between police and the Black community.