Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
CHICAGO BEARS DAY AT ARLINGTON PARK JUNE 12
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 6, 2011) – It’s horses – and Bears – Chicago Bears, that is! Arlington Park is hosting its first Chicago Bears Day on Sunday, June 12, featuring appearances by some of the players that have been a big part of some of the most memorable moments in Bears history.
Super Bowl champions Steve “Mongo” McMichael, Jay Hilgenberg, and long time Chicago Bear favorite James “Big Cat” Williams will appear, giving fans a chance to get an autograph or a picture with a Bears legend.
There will also be Bears coaches and Staley the Mascot in attendance, a special Bears race, and a winner’s circle ceremony when Arlington Park will present Bears officials with a special gift.
Kids will be able to head to the park area and get a chance to run through the giant inflatable Bears helmet that the players run through when they take the field at Soldier Field for home games. Fans can test their football skills getting a chance to toss a football, hit tackling dummies, and participate in many of the same drills that the pros do at training camp.
Bear Down, Chicago Bears! It’s Chicago Bears Day at Arlington Park!
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run an 86-day meet in 2011 from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, Sept. 25. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 11 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Waukegan, Shooters Bar & Grill at Don Carter Lanes featuring Trackside Rockford, Fat Sam’s Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Silk and Sulkies featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry, Tad’s Sports Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit, Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins and Sundance Saloon featuring Trackside OTB in Waukegan. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.