ONN – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Lori Lightfoot, The Mayor Of Chicago, and Chicago Bears Sam Acho, join current Bears Michell Trubiski and other pro athletes from different sports In West Chicago. The mission: take down an abandoned liquor store and pave the way for better food options.
As the NFL reports:
“Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown joined NFL player Sam Acho, and many other pro athletes with ties to Chicago, to begin demolishing a liquor store in West Chicago. The liquor store, in a food desert with only two grocery stores in a half-mile radius, is being replaced with a fresh food market for the underserved community.”
The murder of George Floyd spurred former Bears linebacker Sam Acho to go into action. Mr. Acho organized a group of local Chicago pro athletes who combined to raise $500,000 to buy a liquor store located at and convert it into a grocery store.
On Tuesday, Acho hosted an event at the site called a “liquor store demolition party.” Several of the donors came, as well as did the afforementioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. The Chicago Bears were represented by general manager Ryan Pace, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, left tackle Charles Leno Jr. and former defensive lineman Israel Idonije.
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