June 1st, 2010
Calling all Chicago Bears fans! Charles Tillman, cornerback for the Chicago Bears, will be stepping off the field and into the kitchen as he tackles his culinary creation, Charles Tillman's BBQ Chicken Sandwich. On Wednesday, June 2, 2010, Tillman is sure to bring some heat into the kitchen just as he does on the field while he creates this signature dish for the crowd at the Meijer store in Algonquin, IL. Accompanying Tillman will be Meijer Healthy Living Advisor Maribel Alchin. Charles Tillman will cook up a storm from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at the Algonquin Meijer Store, located at 400 South Randall Road, and sign autographs until 7 p.m. The first 150 people to arrive starting at 4 p.m. at the Algonquin store will receive a wristband that ensures an autograph from Charles Tillman.
As Sports Illustrated Rookie of the Year 2003, Defensive Rookie of the Year 2003, and Brian Piccolo Award Winner 2003, Charles Tillman has been an active defensive leader for the Chicago Bears since 2003. During his first year with the Bears, Tillman had a record 83 tackles and 40 interceptions. After an injury temporarily halted his football career during his second season, Tillman returned with a comeback of 93 tackles and five interceptions, establishing the Bears as the league's best defense in 2005. Tillman's 499 tackles since 2003 are the most in the Bears' secondary. Tillman was the Bears' 2005, 2007, and 2008 Walter Payton Man of the Year and is one of the team's most involved players in the Chicago community. His "Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation" provides opportunities and resources to children or their families who are in need. Since 2005, Tillman's charitable efforts have impacted the lives of over one million Chicago-area children.