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Attention, Chicago Bears fans. Training camp starts Wednesday in Bourbonnais.
For those who'd like to plan their visits, Grizzly Detail offers the following schedule of events open to the public:
Friday, July 26, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Saturday, July 27, 9:00 - 11:30 am -- Vamos Bears Xfinity: There will be kids games, Latin music, autographs and giveaways. That sounds like a fun little Saturday. It's way better than going to the Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Sunday, July 28, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Monday, July 29, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 - 11:30 am -- Ladies Day: To entice women to head to Boubonnais, the Bears will offer salon and spa services. As a lady who has been to Bourbonnais for training camp and has had spa services, this is making me laugh. Every time I've been there, I've been covered in sweat. The sun and heat do not mix well with a manicure or a hair appointment. If some ladies find this enticing, go for it, but kinda missing the mark here, Bears.
Thursday, August 1, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Friday, August 2, 9:00 - 11:30 am -- Bears BBQ Bash: It's what it sounds like. Bears, Bourbonnais, and barbecue.
Saturday, August 3 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm (Soldier Field) -- Family Fest: Don't want to make the trip down I-57? Save this Saturday night for the Bears. They run a practice, do promotions and giveaways, and there are fireworks. Fireworks!
Monday, August 5,3:15 - 5:00 pm -- Armed Forces Day: Special seating will be in place for uniformed members of the Armed Forces. Check out the USO of Illinois for more information.
Tuesday, August 6, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday, August 7, 9:00 - 11:30 am -- Youth Football Day: If you know any youth football players or cheerleaders, tell them to head to Bourbonnais in their uniforms. They will be entered to win prizes.
Sunday, August 11, 3:15 - 5:00 pm -- Run with Staley: Wait, run with Staley? As in Staley the Bear? Hopefully, this is a race because I think I could beat him. According to the Bears, participants get a T-shirt, so that's pretty cool.
Monday, August 12, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Tuesday, August 13, 9:00 - 11:30 am: Camp breaks the next day as the Bears head back to Halas Hall.