According to several different Chicago athlete's Instagram accounts, a number of players from the Bears, Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks got together on Thursday.
At the event, Mitch Trubisky and Allen Robinson were joined by the likes of Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis, Jonathan Toews, Malcolm Subban, Max Strus, Ryan Arcidiacono, Sam Acho, Tyler Lancaster, and Austin Carr. The White Sox expressed interest in having representation there as well, but didn't have a player available to attend. The get-together was organized through By The Hand, BUILD and Westside Health Authority. In partnership with Chicago police officers, the group took part in 'healing circles,' and then players and leaders from each of the organizations took a bus tour of the Austin neighborhood, led by Alderman Emma Mitts and a youth representative from By the Hand. Congressman Danny Davis was also there and spoke to the group.
Here are Jason Heyward's photos from the event:
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today was about coming together.. briefly discussing the PAST..addressing the PRESENT.. preparing for ways to help the ones that are our FUTURE.. it takes everyone together.. THANK YOU to EVERYONE that made today happen 🙏🏾🤟🏾 @thesamacho got us together and held us accountable! 🤝
And Jason Kipnis':
It's a very cool to see athletes from all the different Chicago sports teams come together and chat with the city's youth about any and all issues. Kudos to all who showed up, as well as those who made the event happen.