Crime Lab Chicago Sports Alliance hosts event at city college
Chicago Bears / June 26, 2018
By Larry Mayer
The Bears joined the Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox to host a special event Monday at Malcolm X College in Chicago.
The five professional sports teams—who formed the Chicago Sports Alliance last December—welcomed youth and mentors from the "Choose 2 Change" program, along with police officers from the Strategic Decision Support Centers for lunch, peace circles and collaborative activities.
"I think it's the first time these five teams have worked collectively on anything, and there's no more important issue than making sure that kids in Chicago have a future and a safe future," said Roseanna Ander, executive director of the University of Chicago crime lab. "I think it's really special that they're sending a message to young people that they matter."