Bears and other Chicago sports teams donate $300,000 in response to Uvalde shooting

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The Chicago Sports Alliance isn’t just issuing statements. It’s taking action.

The group of five Chicago pro sports teams (Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, and Blackhawks) have donated $300,000 to the Robb School Memorial Fund and the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that hopes to end school shootings.

“It is our responsibility to those innocent lives lost to do more,” the group said. “We are committed to making a difference through our responses in this gun violence epidemic. Lives depend on it. This is not a game.”

We all need to do more. We can do more. Hopefully, more will lend their voices to the cries for change — and will donate some money to the effort to bring it to fruition.

20 responses to “Bears and other Chicago sports teams donate $300,000 in response to Uvalde shooting

  1. Won’t stop future shootings but it can help. Kerr (from another sport) is spot on!

  2. Every article that’s written gives the person more fame and notoriety, and more ambition to others to copy. How about just one article on the woman with a legal concealed carry permit that ended a mass shooting attempt in Virginia? If you focus more on these stories, you could help prevent one in the future.

  3. 226 homicides in chicago in 2022 year to date. Isn’t the old saying charity begins at home?

  4. Thats just it “THIS IS NOT A GAME”, need to get those violent video games that the kids grew up on playing out of the system.

  5. Recognize the daily shootings and killings in Chicago: the team, the league, and the people of Chicago should build a foundation to stop the gun violence there…
    Doo want to make a difference? Start fixing your own house…

  6. Recognize the daily shootings and killings in Chicago: the team, the league, and the people of Chicago should build a foundation to stop the gun violence there…
    Do you want to make a difference? Start fixing your own house…

  7. 300K divided by 5 pro sports teams seems a little low. That is maybe what they sell in soft drink concessions in half a day or what they pay a secuity officer for a year.
    Put your money where your mouth is and DEMAND change. playing the PR game while their city is in chaos.

  8. 300K is more than any other sports teams have offered up, even though Chicago is 1200 or so miles from Uvalde.

  9. Chicago has a much lower shooting death rate per capita than many other cities in the US, most with much looser gun restrictions. Convenient how that doesn’t fit everyone’s narrative here complaining about these Chicago teams just trying to do some good.

  10. Chicago isn’t even in the top 10 of violent crimes per capita. People need to stop spreading that lazy media narrative that somehow Chicago is exceptionally terrible. It’s a lazy boogeyman.

  11. 300,000 to a billionaire is Like a dollar to a millionaire or something like that. I’m sure mathdorks will try and correct my statement.

  12. Imagine donating 300k and being trolled for it. This is where we are now?

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