Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton will deliver the keynote address at the Decatur Community Leaders Breakfast next month .
The (Decatur) Herald & Review, WGEM-TV, and The Associated Press report that Hampton will focus on “Building A Champion” on Thursday, April 4th.
Hampton was a member of the 1985-1986 Bears team that went on to win Super Bowl XX.
The defensive tackle played for Chicago from 1979 to 2000. He says moving the team from a loser in the early 1980s to top of the NFL required assembling players who “were able to carry the water and build the team brick-by-brick and block-by-block.”
The Bears are approaching their 100th anniversary. They began under the legendary George Halas as the Decatur Staleys. Hampton says he’s a history buff and excited to make his first trip to Decatur.
He also added,
“One hundred years ago George Halas had a little plan that he put together in your fair city and I’ve always wanted to go. I’ve been a part of the Bears for 40 years and never made it through Decatur so that in itself is exciting to me.”
The breakfast will be hosted at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, 1191 U.S. 36 West. Doors open at 6 am and breakfast will be served at 7 am The keynote address will follow at 7:30 am. Tickets for the event cost $20.
For more info: Call (309) 820-3283 or herald-review.com/forms/clb/