The Chicago Park District is deeply saddened by the passing of Michael McCaskey, former President & CEO of the Chicago Bears. McCaskey succeeded his grandfather, legendary football icon George Halas, leading the Bears to eight playoff seasons, two-time champions of the National Football Conference and Super Bowl Champions in 1985. Among his greatest accomplishments, was founding Bears Care, the team’s charitable arm. Through this organization, the Chicago Park District and Chicago Bears have provided thousands of city youth the opportunity to discover, compete and excel at the game of football and all the valuable lessons associated with organized sports. The District extends its condolences to the McCaskey family. Michael will truly be missed.