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Alliant Holds Super Bowl Chili Day for Bears Care Charity

02/17/2012• Civic Affairs

On February 2nd Alliant Credit Union held a Super Bowl Chili Day in honor of the big game and to raise money for Bears Care, a 501c3 charity established by the Chicago Bears. The event was held at Alliant headquarters, located in Chicago at Touhy Ave. and Wolf Rd. near O'Hare Airport, and at the credit union's 2nd headquarters at 1600 Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

Nearly $5,000 is being donated to Bears Care, including contributions by Alliant employees and a matching grant from Alliant Credit Union Foundation. Employees donated for a festive chili and hot dog lunch, a big prize drawing and to compete for prizes in a carnival style quarterback toss contest. Raffle and contest prizes included Bears memorabilia, VISA gift cards and more. All food and prizes were donated by Alliant, Bears Care and other sources, which enabled all donations to go directly to Bears Care.

The event featured the appearance of former Chicago Bears all pro offensive lineman James "Big Cat" Williams. He sampled homemade recipes as a judge in the Chili Chef Cook-off, posed for pictures and signed autographs for admiring employees.

Back from left to right: Laura Wallace, Rich Holke, Jeff Wheatley, James "Big Cat" Williams, Albert Obay. Front left to right: Kathy Johnston, Angelica Garcia, Kevin Daly, Terence Powell.

Bears Care is committed to improving the quality of life for people in the Chicagoland community, especially disadvantaged children and their families, through targeted programs supporting education and youth athletics, along with medical research and health awareness programs focusing on breast and ovarian cancer.

Alliant Credit Union is America's 6th largest credit union in assets, with locations from coast to coast. Alliant Credit Union Foundation is a 501c3 charity established by the credit union to promote economic empowerment and self-sufficiency of people, especially in communities where Alliant Credit Union members and employees live and work.

Alliant's Civic Affairs Team and Employee Events Committee partnered to plan, coordinate and fund Super Bowl Chili Day on behalf of the credit union.

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