Draft Party to kick-off training camp

The official kickoff of the 2004 Chicago Bears Training Camp at Olivet Nazarene University will begin with the Training Camp Draft Party, set for Tuesday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Olivet's Chalfant Hall.

A limited number of draft picks and dinner tickets are still available at (815) 928-5455.

The $175 cost includes a draft pick, dinner for two at the Training Camp Draft Party, a 2-by-3-foot poster of the drafted player or coach and a draft party commemorative gift. Additional dinner tickets can be purchased: $20 for adults, $15 for students or $350 for a table of eight.

A business or individual that drafts a Bear can, for example, use the player's name for in-house promotions, including the display of the 2-by-3-foot poster of the player or coach and naming a product after that Bear.

The event will include a silent auction of Bears memorabilia and a live auction for the top five draft picks, with proceeds benefiting Bears Care, the Bears' charitable organization.

Players and coaches drafted will not be in attendance but will be introduced to the business or individual that drafted them via a gift basket that Olivet will place in each Bear's room on campus.

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