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July 8, 2014

'85 Bears "Mongo" To Shelby

"Mongo only pawn in game of life" (Blazing Saddles, 1974), but what a pawn. Steve Mongo McMichael (#76) was a featured defensive tackle on the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears. Now "Mongo" is coming to Shelbyville on Saturday, July 19.

Steven McMichael (Texas) recorded 838 tackles, 814 with the Chicago Bears. He had 17 fumble recoveries and two interceptions in his 13 year pro career.

McMichael is coming to Shelbyville to highlight the Shelbyville JFL 2014 Fundraiser that will be held at the Shelbyville Nazarene Church Gym on North Will between North 3rd and North 4th Streets. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m., with doors open at 4 p.m.

Cost for the event is $25 per person and includes a ribeye steal dinner. General admission only is $10.

Autographs will be limited to 2 per person . People can bring their own items or may purchase items that will be available (limited quantities): 8x10's, footballs, mini helmets and trading cards.

To purchase tickets early or to get more information contact JFL coaches: Coach Cameron 217-855-1691, Coach Cloe 217-821-4561, or Coach Fisher 217-273-3858.

All proceeds will go towards purchasing new equipment.

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