Allen Robinson II isn’t just a star wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, he’s also a star philanthropist. He was the team’s nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and his Within Reach Foundation provides “educational opportunities and resources to low-income and inner-city Chicago students to help put success within reach.”
Within Reach holds an annual gala to help raise funds for the foundation to continue the good work they’re doing in the Chicago area. The event, An Evening Within Reach, provides an opportunity to interact with Allen and other local celebrities, eat a top notch dinner, and bid on exclusive auction items. The event will be virtual this year, opening up the opportunity for people outside the Chicagoland area to participate.
Robinson joined Jeff Berckes for an interview to promote the event but also answered some football questions including:
- What’s the most important aspect of being a successful WR in the NFL
- How Darnell Mooney has made an impact so early
- What advice does he give young players entering the league
- What he thinks about going against Kyle Fuller and Eddie Jackson every day in practice
All that and more in this special edition of Bears Over Beers.
Jeff wrote an article this off-season about Robinson’s potential to break the Chicago Bears receiving records, so be sure to check one out here.
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