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1985 Chicago Bears Visit the White House


Twenty five years after their Super Bowl win, the 1985 Chicago Bears made it to the White House to be officially honored by the President. Some of the greats, including Super Bowl MVP Richard Dent, Jim McMahon, Otis Wilson and head coach Mike Ditka, made the trip from Chicago to be recognized in front of Chicago Bears fans, friends and family. The original trip was postponed following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Mike Ditka presents President Obama with his Own Chicago Bears Jersey

Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan, right, present a jersey to President Barack Obama during the ceremony for the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Super Bowl victory, on the South Portico of the White House, Oct. 7, 2011. In 1986, the team’s White House reception was canceled due to the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)