Former Bears tight end Desmond Clark is scheduled to be among several retired football stars signing autographs at a COVID vaccination clinic in Englewood on Saturday.
NFL Alumni Health members, including former Bears defensive back Charlie Brown, former Green Bay Packers running back Michael Blair, Simon Chandler of the Kansas City Chiefs, Michael Harris of the Oakland Raiders, and former NFL coach Angel Lopez, also are scheduled to attend.
The players also plan to hold a raffle to give away footballs signed by all of them.
The Chicago Department of Public Health clinic will offer first, second and booster shots including Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hamilton Park field house, 513 W. 72nd St.
Participants may register online, and walk-ins are welcome.
Ruben Brown, a former Pro Bowl offensive lineman and member of the 2007 Bears’ Super Bowl team, won’t be able to attend, but helped promote the vaccinations, particularly for Black and brown recipients who may be reluctant to get the shots.
“We encourage people to get in contact with their health care providers so they can be informed about getting the vaccine,” Brown said. “This was all new for everyone. Everyone’s a little nervous. I’ve been on that fence also. I went to my doctor and asked him what’s the situation. He informed me so I can make good choices.”
During an interview with the Tribune, Brown, who is retired, offered his services as a coach for the Bears, who are looking for a head coach. He also weighed in on the Bears’ potential move to Arlington Heights, saying he likes Soldier Field.
“Unless there’s some logistical issues,” he said, “where they are is fine.”
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports
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