Bears will Soon Know Their Fate

In a little more than 24 hours, the Bears will know what lies ahead for them to repeat as NFC North champions in 2006.

On Thursday, the NFL Network will host a two-hour show releasing the regular season playing schedule. The program will air at 2:00 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Rich Eisen alongside guest analyst Steve Mariucci.

Total Access will announce the 2006 regular season playing schedule on a week-by-week basis, highlighting the new changes taking place this season including flexible scheduling, as well as the addition of NBC and NFL Network as broadcasters.

The special will also feature interviews with current players including John Lynch of the Denver Broncos, coaches, including Herm Edwards of the Chiefs and Sean Payton of the Saints, plus broadcasters to gauge their reactions to the schedule as it comes out.

The two-hour special will re-air the same day as its original air at 7:00 PM ET/PT.

The Bears' 2006 regular-season schedule will include home-and-away games against NFC North opponents Detroit, Green Bay and Minnesota. Chicago is also slated to host Buffalo, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle and Tampa Bay while visiting Arizona, New England, the New York Giants, the New York Jets and St. Louis.

Summer Camp
The Bears will host a series of non-contact youth football camps in 21 communities across northern Illinois during the summer of 2006. These camps are for boys and girls, ages 6-14 years old. The full-day, weeklong camps focus on non-contact football skills, life skills, sportsmanship, nutrition, teamwork, self-esteem, and fun. The camps are led by professional educators, college coaches, and Bears alumni players including Al Harris, Jim Morrissey, Robin Earl, and Wendell Davis.

On the field, the camp instructors teach kids how to throw, catch, defend, form block, form tackle, run, and explode out of a stance with proper technique and improved skills. With a station based training format, every football position is taught. Off-the-field programs include Eat like a Pro, The Chief Scout Fantasy Draft, The Walter Payton Story, and Five Questions with a Bears Hero.

The Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps will be hosted in the following communities in 2006:
Arlington Heights: July 17 - 21
Barrington: June 26 - 30
Burr Ridge: July 24 - 28
Chicago (North): June 12 - 16
Chicago (North): June 19 - 23
Chicago (South): July 24 - 28
Crystal Lake (B): June 26 - 30
Downers Grove: July 17 - 21
Elmhurst: July 24 - 28
Evanston: June 26 - 30
Glen Ellyn: June 19 - 23
Glenview: July 17 - 21
Lake Forest: June 26 - 30
Libertyville: July 17 - 21
Lincolnshire: July 24 - 28
Mokena: July 10 - 14
Northbrook: June 19 - Aug 2
Naperville: July 10 - 14
Northfield (C): July 24 - 28
Rockford: June 26 - 30
Schaumburg: July 10 - 14
Wheaton (C): June 26 - 30
Wilmette: July 10 - 14

The Bears are currently offering a $25 discount to all parents who sign-up their children before April 7. For more information on the Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps, log on to or call Tom Finks at (312) 226-7776.

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