After their football field and their community were ravaged by two tornados in 19 months, members of the Coal City High School football team got a surprise visit from former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Brian Urlacher presents $50,000 check on behalf of #Bears to Coal City HS for tornado relief. http://t.co/PR1u5vxRVW pic.twitter.com/vULfhpiVyQ— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 25, 2015
.@BUrlacher54 presents check to Coal City High School on behalf of @ChicagoBears: http://t.co/X2bmb26OdS pic.twitter.com/u0mpplt7IP— The Herald-News - Shaw Local (@Joliet_HN) August 25, 2015
Urlacher was on hand to deliver a $50,000 check on behalf of the Bears and offer his own words of encouragement.
The money reportedly will be used to help repair damage done to the school’s athletic fields and scoreboard by a devastating tornado June 22. Urlacher surprised the players and coaches, who knew the Bears were going to present them with a check but had no idea it was being delivered by a future Hall of Famer. Coal City is located about 60 miles southwest of Chicago.
Nearly 900 properties were damaged in the tornado, according to the Morris Herald-News.