The Chicago Bears are taking their talents back to school, as Rick Kambic of the Chicago Tribune reports the team will swap practice fields with Vernon Hill High School.
It’s a win-win opportunity for high school football players to get an opportunity to utilize a professional workout facility in advance of their season, while also giving community members a shot at watching a professional football team (Ed. note: Yes, the Bears *are* a professional football team, contrary to what their record the last four years might indicate) practice in their own back yard.
“Kids will be able to walk from their homes to Vernon Hills High School and watch the Bears practice,” said Brian McDonald, who serves as the Vernon Hills High School AD. “I mean, it’s a cool opportunity that doesn’t come around very often and we’re excited to provide that opportunity to our community.”
This is something the team has done before, and I think it’s neat that they’re doing it again.
It’s a free event that’s open to the public, but only 5,000 fans will be allowed into the high school stadium. The Chicago Bears’ official website will have details on how to go about getting tickets.
Who knows, maybe the two teams can share ideas for each other’s playbooks? After seeing what transpired the last few years over at Soldier Field, I’m open to anything that could help the offense moving forward.