Photo courtesy:  Dov Kleiman
Photo courtesy: Dov Kleiman

Bears News: Justin Fields donates $10,000 to Special Olympics

by - Senior Editor -

QB1 is doing big things on and off the field in Chicago.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields donated $10,000 recently to the Special Olympics Illinois through his foundation.

"The foundation really came from just trying to help the community, trying to strengthen the community in all areas," Fields told Fox32 Chicago. "I really just wanted to do that through grants in areas of youth empowerment, leadership development, scholastic achievement and health and wellness. [This is] the first opportunity we got and we're definitely excited for it, so it's an awesome opportunity for sure."

Fields attended the event with his mother, Gina, and his father, Pablo.

"My dad right here grew up a cop – was a cop for a long time. So just partnering with the cops of Chicago and this Special Olympics in Illinois is a great opportunity, so we're excited," Fields said.

"This is absolutely incredible. Just giving back and helping the community out and partner with the cops, or policemen and the Special Olympics is just near and dear to our hearts," Pablo said.

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