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Former Chicago Bears Matt Mayberry to Support Bike Bald Charity Fun Ride in Naperville to Benefit St Baldrick’s Foundation

Pro Athlete to lead off bike ride with Mayor Pradel and Naperville Park District Director, Ray McGury

CHICAGO, IL – September 26, 2013 – Author, motivational speaker, and former Chicago Bears linebacker Matt Mayberry announced today that he will be attending the Bike Bald Charity Fun Ride to support St. Baldrick’s, Sunday September 29th from 1:30pm at North Central College. Start line will begin at E. Porter Ave & S. Loomis, with the seven mile round trip bike ride (3.5 miles) out to Dorothea Weigand Park.

Bike Bald volunteer event organizer Debbie Mossburg said “We are very happy for Matt’s support, our goal is to raise $5,000 for this worthwhile event, while at the same time motivating families to get out and enjoy the parks, biking, and walking.” The Bike Bald event will also auction gift certificates to local restaurants, together with special raffle prizes. Vendors include: Whole Foods, Jamba Juice, GoldFish Swim School, Bicycles Etc, Pinot's Palette.

Mayberry was signed by the NFL Chicago Bears in 2010, and after reaching the pinnacle of his sport, suffered a life changing ankle injury. It was this event that has inspired Mayberry to embrace his true passion of helping others, through personal coaching, development and motivational messages.

Earlier this year, Mayberry published the book “A Guide to College Athletic Scholarships: A Personal Journey” (ISBN: 978-0-9889705-3-3). The book, a step-by-step guide thru the athletic scholarship process, tells the story of how Mayberry went from an average student athlete, with little prospects; to becoming a dynamic athlete with well over a dozen scholarship offers by his senior year.

Mayberry was team captain at Hinsdale South High School, where he still holds six school records. At Indiana University he was team captain from 2009-2010, earning All Big-Ten honors in his senior season, and lead the Hoosiers in tackles in his junior and senior years. Mayberry, was awarded team recipient for the prestigious Howard Brown Award, which exemplifies leadership, courage and work ethic. Mayberry is currently Indiana University’s record holder for most sacks in a single game.

About Bike Bald:
Bike Bald...A charity FUN RIDE supporting St. Baldrick’s, to Conquer Childhood Cancer, for all ages. If you wish to be a shave, a volunteer, barber or to donate go to St. Baldrick’s website [], and for additional info on the actual "Bike Bald" ride: []. “Like” Bike Bald on Facebook: bikebald or email:

About Matt Mayberry:
Matt Mayberry [] is a speaker, fit-life strategist, fitness & health expert, and high performance business coach and author. A natural motivator, Matt inspires people towards positive change and challenges individuals to reach their fullest potential in life, whether in personal relationships, career, or one’s inner-self. Matt brings a positive message to colleges, high schools, Fortune 500 companies and professional sports teams. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, ESPN, Comcast and the Big Ten Network; and has worked with Stedman Graham’s AAD organization, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Children’s Memorial Hospital and Nursing Homes.

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