Bears set training camp schedule

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New Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman will kick off the team’s annual training camp on July 26 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. The Bears finally released the camp schedule today, just weeks before it begins. The 2013 season marks the 12th consecutive year the team has worked out at ONU.

The site, approximately 60 miles south of Chicago, will feature a variety of new activities for fans throughout the team’s three week stay.  Admission and parking to RC Training Camp are free.

A few of the activities the Bears have planned include:


·          a live-music concert on the following days: Saturday, July 27; Friday, August 2; Monday, August 5 and Sunday, August 11 at ONU. The family-friendly music is scheduled to be held immediately after practice on the camp grounds.

·         Vamos Bears Dia traido a usted por Xfinity on Saturday, July 27 will feature a live radio remote from La Ley (107.9 FM), kids’ activities, giveaways and a live Latin-music themed concert following practice.

·         Ladies Day on Wednesday, July 31 will feature arts and crafts, an on-site salon and spa services, summer hair styling and special giveaways.

·         The Bears BBQ Bash will be held on Friday, August 2. Concessions will offer food and beverage for fans to purchase.  Fans can receive autographs from Bears alumni and music will be provided by a live cover band.

·         Armed Forces Day is Monday, August 5 and is dedicated to the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country.  Special reserved bleacher seating will be available for those who dress in uniform. The Bears Concert Series will feature a cover band from the U.S. Navy.  If anyone is interested in being part of Armed Forces Day, they are asked to contact the USO of Illinois for more information.

·         Walgreens Youth Football Day is Wednesday, August 7 as youth football organizations and cheerleaders who attend camp and wear their team uniforms/jerseys can enter their information for a chance to win prizes, including Bears autographed memorabilia, Bears apparel and more.

·         The eighth annual Run with Staley is scheduled for Sunday, August 11. The event is a one-mile run around campus for kids 14 years old and under led by the official mascot of the Chicago Bears, Staley Da Bear. A mini-dash for kids five years and under will be available before the one-mile run. Children who register and participate will receive prizes and Staley will perform his very own Bear Down on Bullies Show following the run.

·         Comcast Bears Family Fest presented by Chase, a ticketed practice held at Soldier Field is scheduled for Saturday, August 3. The event will give fans the chance to watch a live practice at Soldier Field. Festivities outside the stadium begin at 3:00pm and will include live music, kids’ activities, radio station remotes, promotional booths, giveaways and Staley’s 10th Birthday party. Practice will begin at approximately 6:45 pm and conclude with a kids’ only autograph opportunity and spectacular firework show brought to you by Jewel-Osco. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase by logging onto

·         For further information on any of these events and training camp in general, please go to

The training camp schedule is listed below:



Day                 Date                                    Practice Time (CT)

Friday              July 26                          9:00 am practice (NO PADS)

Saturday          July 27                          9:00 am practice (NO PADS)

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Sunday            July 28                                    9:00 am practice

Monday           July 29                                    9:00 am practice

Tuesday          July 30                                         OFF DAY

Wednesday     July 31                                    9:00 am practice



Day                 Date                                    Practice Time (CT)

Thursday         August 1                                 9:00 am practice

Friday              August 2                                 9:00 am practice

Saturday          August 3                     6:45 pm practice (Soldier Field)

Sunday            August 4                                      OFF DAY

Monday           August 5                                 3:15 pm practice

Tuesday          August 6                                 9:00 am practice

Wednesday     August 7                                 9:00 am practice

Thursday         August 8                         CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Friday              August 9                           BEARS at P

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Saturday          August 10                                    OFF DAY

Sunday            August 11                               3:15 pm practice

Monday           August 12                               9:00 am practice

Tuesday          August 13                               9:00 am practice

Wednesday     August 14           BREAK CAMP / CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

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