Monday, November 15, 2010
Bears, Sixteen Feed Youth For Thanksgiving
Chicago Bears Greg Olsen (left) and Matt Forte, motivational speaker Chris Gardner and others will join Sixteen Executive Chef Frank Brunacci in serving Thanksgiving dinner to youth at Mercy Homes.
Here's a nice feel good story to take us right into the holiday season.
For the second year in a row, Sixteen Executive Chef Frank Brunacci and a number of local celebs will serve a generous Thanksgiving dinner to more than 130 kids at the Mercy Homes' campus for boys on the West Side.
Joining him this year are first season "The Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic, motivational speaker Chris Gardner (the movie, "Pursuit of Happyness," was based on his life), Chicago Bears' tight end Greg Olson, running back Matt Forte and defensive tackle Israel Idonije.
The event takes place Nov. 23, and during the meal the celebrities will issue a holiday service challenge, encouraging the youths to collectively complete 1,000 hours of community service by the end of the year.