Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears, supports the community through "improving the quality of life for people in the Chicagoland community, especially disadvantaged children and their families, through targeted programs supporting education, youth athletics, and medical research and health awareness programs focusing on breast and ovarian cancer."
Each of those worthy causes needs financial support. Though most of their funding comes from the Bears, they also have events to raise money.
One of those events is happening right now, with a silent auction leading up the to the BearsCare Gala at Soldier Field on May 12, and there are a host of cool things for Bears fans to bid on. They are not cheap, but if you have the means, go for it.
Here are the best five items from the silent auction:
Super Bowl trip -- The winning bidder will get game tickets, flight and a hotel for the big game in New Orleans. Now, the Bears just need to hold up their end of the bargain and get to the Super Bowl.
All Access private taping at Halas Hall -- You and fifty guests will get to attend a private taping of the Bears All Access radio show, with four Bears players answering questions and taking pictures. Food and drinks will be provided.
On-field photographer experience -- During warm-ups at Soldier Field, tag along with official team photographer Bill Smith to take pictures with a new camera, which is also included in the package. Two game tickets are also included.
Throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game -- The winning bidder will get to take the mound, take pictures from the on-deck circle, watch the game from field box seats, then have dinner at Smoque BBQ. (Yum.) (No seriously, even if you don't bid, go to Smoque.)
Football Night in America experience -- The Bears will featured on NBC's Sunday Night Football on Nov. 11. The winning bidder will get to visit the production truck, meet Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels and Michelle Tafoya on the sidelines, and watch the game from the United Club.