The Bears and their charitable arm, Bears Care, are partnering with the American Red Cross to help raise money for those who suffered losses during last Sunday’s tornado outbreak.
Bears Care is conducting an online auction of game-worn and game-used equipment from the Bears’ win over the Ravens and also accepting donations online. All auction proceeds and donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 by the Bears and Bears Care and will be awarded to the Red Cross for direct support of their programs serving individuals and families in Illinois impacted by the tornados.
Jerseys worn by Alshon Jeffery, Julius Peppers and David Bass along with pants and shoes from several players are on the block. The game was a memorable one, having been delayed for more than an hour because of the storm warnings. When the teams returned to action, Soldier Field had become a muddy mess and the game-worn gear up for bid shows it.
They’re also auctioning use of a suite for this Sunday’s game in St. Louis donated by the Rams.
The team says more items will be added.
Several Bears players visited tornado-stricken areas in the northern part of the state on Tuesday, bringing relief supplies, food and support to families whose homes were lost or severely damaged.
The auction ends on Sunday, November 24 at 11:59 p.m. You can see what’s up for bid here.