September 21, 2020

Virginia McCaskey will travel to Detroit for Bears opener

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Virginia McCaskey speaks at Brian Urlacher’s induction into the Ring of Excellence in 2018. | Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Virginia McCaskey, the Bears’ 97-year-old matriarch, won’t let the coronavirus stop her from watching games in person.

Virginia McCaskey, the Bears’ 97-year-old matriarch, won’t let the coronavirus stop her from watching games in person.

She will travel to attend Sunday’s season opener in Detroit, her son, Bears chairman George McCaskey said Thursday. He spoke to the Lions’ security department on Wednesday to ensure that she would be able to keep a safe distance from others while inside Ford Field. She will skip her annual conversation with 94-year-old Martha Firestone Ford, the former Lions chair.

Virginia McCaskey plans to attend home games, too.

Her son said that she has resumed a regular routine: morning mass every day — socially distanced — and workouts three times a week.

George McCaskey has been careful to stay safe during the pandemic. When he walked into Halas Hall on Thursday, it marked only the second time he’d done so since mid-March. In fact, he said he’s never met new quarterback Nick Foles, whom the Bears agreed to trade for in March, in person.

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

      

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