Chicago Bears Announce Third Community High School All-Star Award Winner
The Chicago Bears are proud to announce Jack McGeehan, a junior at St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Ill., as the third recipient of the Community High School All-Star award for the 2023 season.
The Community High School All-Star award, brought to you by Athletico Physical Therapy, will recognize nine total high school football players from March through May who are making a positive impact in their community and at their school.
For the past five years, Jack has been an active participant in various events and initiatives that have positively impacted the lives of people in his community. In response to the Covid pandemic, Jack started packaging and delivering food to the elderly when he was still in grammar school. His commitment to spreading joy in his community continued in his freshman year when he dressed up as Santa and delivered gifts to families. Additionally, Jack has been instrumental in organizing the St. James project at St. Laurence, an initiative that provides gifts and Christmas gift wrapping supplies to families in need.
More recently, Jack has been involved in helping organize sports activities for the Special Olympics and GiGi's Playhouse events, two organizations dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities. In addition to his work with these organizations, Jack is currently organizing a donation drive of sport equipment's to support both causes. His goal is to raise awareness and funds to improve the lives of those with disabilities.
Jack currently holds a 4.5 GPA and is enrolled in the school's International Baccalaureate (IB) program. He is also the president of the student council.
Jack's football coach, Adam Nissen, praised him for his leadership skills, dedication to his community, and demonstration of the qualities expected of St. Laurence football players. Nissen commented, "Jack has been a great example of what we expect a St. Laurence football player to be. Leadership, selflessness, and humility are all traits Jack embodies, and this award is a true testament to his character."
Each Community High School All-Star award recipient will receive a custom hand-painted football, gift bag and an invitation to a future Bears event. The Bears will also make a $500 donation to the charitable organization of the player's choosing.
About Community High School All-Star Award:
The Chicago Bears are proud to partner with Athletico Physical Therapy to present the Chicago Bears Community High School All-Star Award that recognizes high school football players who make a positive impact in their community and school. These student-athletes exemplify service, leadership, and character. The Chicago Bears Community High School All-Star is an off-season initiative that encourages players to be involved in community service during offseason, and take the lessons learned through playing the sport of football and use them to benefit their community. For more information, please visit ChicagoBears.com/Community/Community-High-School-All-Star.