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Bears' veteran gives out turkeys to St. Malachy students

By Karen Callaway | Photo editor
November 20, 2018

Bears' veteran gives out turkeys to St. Malachy students

For the third year in a row, former Chicago Bears and Pro Bowl defensive end Adewale Ogunleye hosted his Goal Power Foundation Thanksgiving event at St. Malachy School, 2252 W. Washington Blvd., on Nov. 11, 2018. He provided Thanksgiving turkeys to students and their families in the after-school program. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)
Retired Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije and cornerback Jerry Azumah hand out turkeys to St. Malachy students following their presentation on Nov. 11. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)
Students from St. Malachy School sing to kick off the event. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)
Israel Idonije gets students fired up at the beginning of his talk. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)
With a sign reading “Welcome, Adewale Ogunleye!” above their heads, Idonije and Azumah listen to Ogunleye tell his story to the students. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)
Students listen as former Bears players share messages of perseverance and courage. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)
Ogunley listens as a student reads him a question. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)
Idonije, Azumah and Ogunley hand out turkeys to St. Malachy students. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)
Idonije greets a student from St. Malachy School. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)
Idonije poses for a picture. (Karen Callaway Chicago Catholic)

Retired Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije joined former Chicago Bears and Pro Bowl defensive end Adewale Ogunleye as he hosted his Goal Power Foundation Thanksgiving event at St. Malachy. As part of his foundation’s program, Ogunleye provided students in the after-school program and their families with Thanksgiving turkeys. In addition to the turkeys, some of the students were honored during the assembly with gift cards for their families as part of a Thanksgiving essay contest. Goal Power Foundation has provided over 400 Thanksgiving turkeys to St. Malachy School over the past three years. 

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