At this year’s Chicago Air & Water Show there’s going to be a special guest jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Retired Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman will open the show on Saturday, August 20, by tandem jumping with the U.S. Army Golden Knights to commemorate the USO’s 75th Anniversary – 75 years of caring for the needs of America’s service members and families. He will touch down in front of the Boat House at North Avenue Beach at 10 a.m.
Tillman is more than just a former Bear. He’s a dedicated philanthropist. In addition to his volunteer work with the USO, his Cornerstone Foundation helps critically and chronically ill children and their families. He’s been honored for his charitable work and commitment to service with the 2013 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award, is a 2015 USO Angel Harvey Heart of a Patriot Award recipient and a NFL Salute to Service Award winner.
The 58th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show is the largest free admission air and water exhibition of its kind in the country and this year’s looks to be the most exciting yet.
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