Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers To Participate In 'Rivalry Cup' At Medinah

The storied rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers is coming to Medinah Country Club’s famed Course No. 3 – host venue of the 2012 Ryder Cup – to raise money for Bears and Packers charities and to determine bragging rights.


This Ryder Cup-formatted event, set for June 18, will include four-ball and singles play, as well as a special reception and a program featuring a Q&A with the competitors. Participants include past and present players and coaches from both teams.

Participants slated to include:

Chicago Bears:

Kevin Butler, Super Bowl XX kicker and Bears all-time scoring leader

Richard Dent, Hall of Fame Defensive End and Super Bowl XX MVP

Mike Ditka, Hall of Fame Tight End and Super Bowl XX head coach

Robbie Gould, Pro Bowl kicker and Bears all-time leader in field goal accuracy

Patrick Mannelly, long snapper and longest tenured Bear in team history

Adam Podlesh, first punter in team history to net over 40 yards a punt in a season

Green Bay Packers:

Mason Crosby, NFL record-holder for the most points (649) by a player within his first five seasons in the league

Lynn Dickey, quarterback held the franchise all-time single season record for passing yards from 1983-2011 (broken by Aaron Rodgers)

John Kuhn, standout fullback voted a Pro Bowl starter and earned second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press in 2011

Tim Masthay, ascending punter set franchise records for both gross and net average during the 2011 season

Bill Schroeder, wide receiver who led all NFC players in yards per reception in 2001; member of Super Bowl XXXI winning team

Ryan Taylor, finished second among the club’s rookies with both 15 games played and 10 coverage tackles in 2011

Randy Wright, quarterback ranks sixth in Packers' history with 7,106 passing yards; started every game for Green Bay in 1986

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