Bears Matriarch Virginia Halas McCaskey Celebrates Her 100th Birthday Today

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Bears Matriarch Virginia Halas McCaskey Celebrates Her 100th Birthday Today

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Virginia Halas McCaskey, the matriarch of the Chicago Bears, is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

It’s a milestone that puts so much into perspective.

With that being said, this video tribute featuring narration from Jeff Joniak is a nice touch:

“Happy Birthday Mrs. McCaskey. For 100 years, you have shared your love for your team and its community. You have continued the legacy of your father by leading with grace and passion. We are grateful for what you and your family have provided for Bears fans. But, today, we celebrate you. Happy birthday.”

Well said, Jeff.

Mama Bear hitting a milestone birthday today puts so much in perspective for me. Even as she hits the century mark, Mrs. McCaskey remains passionate and optimistic. Mama Bear has seen a lot in her time with the Bears. She has been alive for eight of the team’s nine championships and has known every legend to come through and suit up for the Bears. That includes 30 Hall of Famers such as Walter Payton, Brian Urlacher, Gale Sayers, Red Grange, and others. Let it be known that she has been there for the tough times, too. But she keeps on keeping on. So if she can do it, we can too.

Happy birthday, Mrs. McCaskey. A toast in your honor.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.