Originally written on Sports Mockery  |  Last updated 3/27/15

CHICAGO - AUGUST 18: Israel Idonije #71 of the Chicago Bears looks on during a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers on August 18, 2006 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears News - It was a cold Chicago morning when former Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije ’took the plunge‘ and dove into the water.  This was, of course, for the Polar Plunge as he joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the host of late night television Jimmy Fallon on March 2nd to swim in the cold for charity. The Israel Idonije Foundation The former Bears defensive lineman is known in Chicago for his character as he is involved in his own charity aptly named The Israel Idonije Foundation. It has several programs that help young children get involved in sports and the community. The foundation reaches all the way across the world to help people in Africa get proper medical care and proper football training. Idonije has been involved in charity work for some time. Since 2007 his foundation has served almost 6,000 children around the globe. It’s in line with similar charities many Chicago Bears are involved with to give back to the community. Israel Idonije Football Career Israel Idojine played for the Chicago Bears from 2004 to 2012 and now plays for the Detroit Lions. He has 209 total tackles, 29 sacks and 6 forced fumbles in his career. Author informationBobby RiahiFeatured Chicago Bear's Columnist at Sports Mockery"Long time writer, Dedicated Bears Fan, Amateur cool kid"FacebookGoogle+The post Ex-Bear Israel Idonije Still Giving Back to Chicago appeared first on Sports Mockery.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Byron Scott: Opposing players say they want to play for Lakers

Falcons reportedly will lose pick over pumping in crowd noise

Report: Sam Bradford wouldn't sign extension with Browns

Jimbo Fisher: Winston is victim of ‘character assassination’

Russell Wilson on contract: 'It's going to work out'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kentucky seeks one kind of history, Coach K makes another

Matt Stafford's fiancee rips newspaper over article

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Frozen Four: Providence earns first bid since 1985

Report: Discussions to bring NFL team to L.A. are progressing

Report: Chris Mullin expected to take St. John's job

Top 10 stories from NCAA Tourney's second weekend

The MLBPA has a problem

Final Four preview: How can every team win?

WrestleMania 31 results: Rollins cashes in, Rousey appears

Five soon-to-be NBA free agents with a lot on the line

WATCH: Russell Wilson hits home run during Rangers BP

Hooked 'em: Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Adam Morrison trolled fan who made JJ Redick comment

Jim Harbaugh finished fourth in student government election

WATCH: Notre Dame gets warm reception upon return home

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

Aaron Rodgers, sportswriter get into it over on-court access

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mayweather-Pacquiao: It's sparring tall-tale season

The MLBPA has a problem

Final Four preview: Can every team win?

Full WrestleMania 31 recap and results

Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Report: Chris Mullin to take St. John's job

Report: NFL looking into more cameras

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.