Bear Down: United Way’s Partnership with the NFL
At United Way of Lake County, we believe that preparing children to thrive in school is the best way to disrupt poverty. That’s why we engage in activities that are focused on ensuring children are ready for their first day of school, students are reading at grade level, and that youth is graduating from high school with a plan for their future.
We appreciate the time you’ve spent with us to learn more about United Way of Lake County and our mission to build a stronger community for generations to come.
This past Sunday United Way of Lake County staff had a table at the Chicago Bears home opener game against the Atlanta Falcons. Our staff passed on materials on United Way’s education programs and also held a raffle for a football autographed by Offensive Lineman, Kyle Long.
For over forty years, the NFL and United Way have partnered to strengthen communities across America. As the longest running collaboration between a major sports league and a nonprofit — the partnership provides a powerful vehicle for change in communities. Locally, United Way of Lake County and the Chicago Bears joined forces to create opportunities that encourage young people to get active and maintain healthy relationships.
Thank you Chicago Bears for having us and we look forward to continuing to work with you!