Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago (RPFPC) will host an NFL season kickoff party and fundraiser on Monday, September 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in Berwyn, Ill. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a gathering of several former NFL players, and will support Dollars For Scholars, RPFPC’s scholarship program for Chicagoland youth.
To date, RPFPC’s Dollars For Scholars program has helped send 39 high school students to college over the last 15 years, and has helped more than three dozen youth football organizations by providing them with brand new equipment.
RPFPC will aim to raise funds at the kickoff party by raffling off prizes, such as an autographed jersey of 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, footballs autographed by the 1985 Chicago Bears, gift cards to local establishments, and more. In support of the cause, the Berwyn Buffalo Wild Wings has also agreed to donate 10% of each customer’s bill on Monday to the scholarship program.
Former NFL players, such as Ike Hill (Chicago Bears), Chuck Logan (Chicago Bears), John Janata (Chicago Bears), Dan Morjal (Chicago Bears), David Porter (Buffalo Bills), Marques Sullivan (Buffalo Bills), Bill Schick (Kansas City Chiefs), Les Shy (Dallas Cowboys), and Greg Bloedorn (Seattle Seahawks) will be in attendance. They will also be available for meet-and-greet, photos and autograph opportunities.
For more information, please visit www.rpfpc.com.
About The NFL Players Association, Former Players – Chicago Chapter
The NFL Players Association, Former Players – Chicago Chapter is one of 37 former NFL player chapters in the nation. The primary function of the organization is to help raise funds through the chapter’s 501c3 establishment, the Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago, to benefit and support the Chicagoland youth educationally and athletically. In 2012, the Chicago chapter was voted "Chapter of the Year" for its outstanding work in the community. For more information, please visit www.rpfpc.com.
About The Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago
Founded in 1985 to principally support a former professional player’s second career or life after football, the Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago is a not-for-profit service organization of former professional football players who work voluntarily to support area youth and charities.