The Salvation Army joins the Chicago Bears at the team’s Draft Party

Apr 28, 2023

The Chicago Bears made a splash during the 2023 NFL Draft. And The Salvation Army was there to join the party.

Thousands of fans flooded Soldier Field Thursday, April 26th, for the official Chicago Bears Draft Party. Men, women, and children all enjoyed the games and events The Salvation Army and Chicago Bears planned for the event.

The Salvation Army set up on the mezzanine and welcomed fans with games, prizes, literature, and an appearance by Captain Shield. Fans of all ages loved the Bozo Buckets-type game, where contestants tested their skill by tossing a small, red foam Salvation Army football into four official Red Kettles. Winners (and non-winners alike) were awarded a Salvation Army Red Shield temporary tattoo.

Captain Shield joined fans on the field, where the Chicago Bears held numerous games, including a 40-yard dash and a field goal-kicking competition. Captain Shield made a number of friends whom all posed for photographs.

Prior to the Draft Party, the Chicago Bears traded their first-overall pick to the Carolina Panthers. With the 10th overall pick, the Bears selected offensive tackle Darnell Wright out of the University of Tennessee. Captain Shield loved the pick as the selection gives star quarterback Justin Fields more protection on the offensive line.

The event launched a new partnership between the Chicago Bears and The Salvation Army. You can plan to see The Salvation Army at training camp in August to support our NFL friends. Come on out and join us cheer on the Bears.

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