The rookies for the Chicago Bears have already been making an impact around the community in Chicago.
First round draft pick Shae McClellin, as well as Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Hardin, were among the volunteers helping plant trees and shrubs at LaFollete Park in Chicago, last Friday.
The three were joined by Bears chairman George McCaskey, as well as other volunteers, who planted trees and shrubs, according to ChicagoBears.com. The Bears teamed up with other companies for the Save Da Planet movement, which you can find out more about at this link.
McClellin, in particular, helped out Saturday at the Chicago 13.1 marathon, assisting with shoe donations. The donation for shoes, according to All-State were to be collected after participants crossed the finish line. They would be going to area homeless shelters.
That said, it’s great to see the rookies get involved in the community early on in their career. It’s a chance for much of the public to meet some of these players that they might have never seen play in college.
For all these players, they have a chance to leave a positive impression on the public, before the season even starts. If that’s not enough, they’re out to volunteer their services and time. I’m glad these guys are doing this. Hopefully they can do much more of it once their NFL careers take off.