Chicago Bears Tom Bettis and Bill George attended the Kiwanis Club meeting in 1963, the night the Kiwanis Youth Football team received their awards. Bettis, who was a lineman for the Packers and Steelers before coming back to his hometown of Chicago to play for the Bears, would go on to coach for 30 years, including the 1969-70 Super Bowl IV Championship team, the Kansas City Chiefs. Bears lineman Bill George was a middle guard on the line in the five-man defense and was a ferocious leader on the field. He was named All-NFL eight times, elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974 and his number, 61, was retired by the Bears, who won the NFL Championship in 1963. 

Jill Wagner

Photo: The house was full of Kiwanis Youth Football players, cheerleaders, coaches and parents in December 1963 as Kiwanis hosted an awards dinner and players from the NFL Champion Chicago Bears, Tom Bettis and Bill George (sitting at table in center) were the guests.