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Charles Tillman’s 4th Annual Meijer Celebrity Gridiron Challenge
May 10th, 2010

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, prolanthropyCharles Tillman, cornerback for the Chicago Bears, is partnering with Meijer to host the 4th Annual Celebrity Gridiron Challenge on Saturday, June 19th at Lake Zurich High School, located at 300 Church Street.  Proceeds from the event will benefit theCharles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, whose mission is to provide opportunities and resources to children or their families who are in need.  Chicago International Trucks, Coca-Cola, Fifth Third Bank, Miller Lite and the Omni Chicago Hotel, are also proud sponsors of the Gridiron Challenge.

On Saturday, June 19th, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Charles Tillman is inviting football fans of all ages to the join the fun of watching on-field scrimmages with teams consisting of pro football players and participants in the Flag Football tournament as well as meet and greet Chicago Bears players, visit the Cornerstone Fan Zone and more.

The Flag Football contests are comprised of 14 teams of eight "Regular Joe's" and their celebrity quarterbacks who go head to head in this annual competition.  These teams put everything on the line to compete for bragging rights and a massive Meijer silver trophy.  To have your team of eight participate in the Flag Football tournament, each group raises at least $4,000 for the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

There is a chance to win a spot for you and a guest on one of the Flag Football teams by registering at your local Meijer store.  Enter to win a chance to take the field with some of your favorite Bears players at all Chicago area Meijer stores beginning May 17 and continuing through May 29, 2010.

The Cornerstone Fan Zone will have lots of games and activities for children of all ages.  Youngsters will have a chance to win great prizes such as an iPod Touch, register to participate in on-field activities and visit Meijer's Healthy Living Advisor Maribel Alchin.

Tickets are free of charge and available for pick up at your local Meijer store beginning May 17th.


About Meijer
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Michigan, based retailer that operates 191 supercenters throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. As the inventor of the "one-stop shopping" concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com.

About Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation
Since 2005, Charles Tillman's charitable efforts have impacted the lives of over one million Chicago-area children.  The mission of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is to provide opportunities and resources to children or their families who are in need.  For more information on the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation and the Meijer Celebrity Gridiron Challenge, please visit www.CharlesTillman.org