Players with the Chicago Bears are hosting a fundraiser Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Wrigleyville bar John Barleycorn for a fan who’s throat was slashed in Florida while attending a game in Jacksonville, according to the Northwest Herald.
William Pettry, 42, of Lake Villa died Oct. 7, the Chicago Tribune reports, and left behind his stay-at home wife and three children. Pettry was the family’s sole provider and had no life insurance.
Bears tight end Kellen Davis will host the event at John Barleycorn – 3524 N. Clark Street – and several current and former Chicago Bears players are expected to be in attendance, reports the Tribune.
“We are so overwhelmed and grateful that the Bears would take time away from their own families to help ours,” Pettry’s sister Verionica Pettry told the Tribune. “This person chose to take away my brother’s life, but they cannot take away the outpouring of love that is happening now.”
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The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m., and donations will be asked for at the door, the Herald writes. In less than one week, fundraising has already reached more than $50,000 for the family.