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Bears Wed Oct 13 2010

Bears Team Up With Chicago Public Schools

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Chicago wide receiver Rashied Davis along with Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman were in attendance at Williams Preparatory Academy to kick off the "Keep Gym In School" initiative in the Second City yesterday. As part of the initiative Williams Prep was awarded a $50,000 grant that was used to refurbish the physical education facilities at the school. The money went towards new cardio equipment, weights and other gear designed to allow students, faculty members and community members more access to exercise. Following the dedication of the new digs, Davis and the NFL Network's Solomon Wilcots hosted a pep rally for the students and ran them thru their very own mini-camp on the school's playground.

"Keep Gym In School" is part of the NFL's larger initiative "Play 60" which encourages children of all ages to go out and get sixty minutes of exercise, five days a week to help combat rising obesity rates and other health risks in America's youth.

After the jump peep a video of Rashied Davis talking not only about his favorite sports to play as a kid growing up, but also his take on the Bears offensively-challenged win in Carolina from Sunday.

 
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