Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/19/12
Professional athletes, for the most part, live their daily lives without having to stress about surviving financially. Thanks in large part to the Chicago Bears, one Lake Villa family will be able to live with a little less financial burden.William Chris Pettry was murdered in the early morning of Oct. 7, in Jacksonville, where he had planned to watch his beloved Chicago Bears take on the Jacksonville Jaguars later that afternoon.Pettry, the sole provider for the family, had his throat slashed in a local Jacksonville bar. He leaves behind his wife, Karen, and three children. The Bears enjoyed their bye week this past week, but numerous team members stepped up to help the Pettry family. Kellen Davis helped organize a fundraiser at John Barleycorn’s in Wrigleyville Saturday night.Pettry’s wife was overwhelmed by the support from a group of strangers.“This is the party he would have loved to have right here,” Karen said in an interview following the event. “He may not be here physicall...
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