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Feeling the Draft

Hang with Bears players during the 2009 NFL Draft Day Party on Saturday



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    Bears running back Kevin Jones will party with fans on Draft Day.

    We know that the Chicago Bears have already made their major personnel moves for the upcoming season (Hello, Cutler! Adios, Orton!), but there are more player acquisitions to be made during the 2009 NFL Draft on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26. While the actual draft will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York, you can hang with Bears players and other football fanatics at the annual Bears Draft Day Party at Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire.

    The festivities will get underway at 11AM on Saturday, with the radio broadcast beginning at 1PM and the draft kicking off at 3PM, so plan on making a day of it. Bears players confirmed to be in attendance include running back Kevin Jones, linebacker Joey LaRocque and backup quarterback Caleb Hanie. There will be Bears giveaways galore, along with behind-the-scenes draft analysis direct from Halas Hall. You can also throw your hat in the ring to win the Ultimate Draft Day Experience -- one winner and a guest will be whisked away to Halas Hall to watch the rest of the Draft Day action from the auditorium, tour the facility, talk to Bears' scouts and meet General Manager Jerry Angelo (be sure to thank him for that Cutler trade from us). General admission for the Bears Draft Day Party is $20 per person.

    Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., 847-541-4700