What gets you through the off-season?

Training camp is still two months away. With no play-off hockey to tide me over until then, it’s starting to be a very long off-season. We had the draft party a month ago which helped but we had no first or second round pick.

Thank goodness the weekend after next is the Bears 100th Year Celebration weekend! It will be Friday night, ALL DAY Saturday, and Sunday morning of nothing but BEARS talk!!!

Many of the past Bears, including my all-time favorite player, Gary Fencik, as well as many of the current players, will be there. Looking so forward to all the seminars.

I’m excited for the season to start not only to celebrate 100 years of Bears football but to see if we can continue and improve upon last season’s 12-4 record.

What’s getting you through the off-season?

My Cause, My Cleats Initiative

Love this initiative of the NFL! My Cause, My Cleats allows players to wear special shoes/cleats that represent a charity they are passionate about and then have the opportunity to auction their shoes to raise money for it. Originally it had been a one-week initiative in the past but has been expanded this year to span from Week 13 to the Thursday night game in Week 16. Each team has a designated home game to wear the cleats. 

This was a super fabulous idea and I personally love it! What a great way to bring awareness to so many great causes and raise money. 

In this day of NFL players being suspended for illegal drug use, domestic violence charges, drunken driving, and illegal hits, it is a great way to show players in a more positive light. There are good guys that care and want to use their talents and popularity to help others.

I’m excited this has become an annual event as it’s a wonderful idea. I encourage everyone to read about all the great stories about the various My Cause, My Cleats. If you can, choose one or several charities, and do what you can to help by simply making a donation for whatever you can. 

This one you totally got right NFL!