LAKE FOREST – He’s quite easy to find amongst a crowd-even if they contain a number of people who stand in excess of six-feet tall.
Wearing a bright orange shirt in the midst of a very green stretch of land Robbie Gould almost kind of glows as he shakes hands with people at Conway Farms on Monday afternoon.
There are a few other people with similarly colored shirts but Gould seems to stand out more than the others. It’s his golf tournament, after all, so that’s part of the reason he can attract a pretty big crowd at the event.
But while his orange shirt might scream attention Gould tried to lay low among the 140 or so golfers that attended his Celebrity Golf invitational.
His mind was mostly on charity and the goal of his "Goulden Touch" foundation and what the day was all about.
"It's a city that I've had a lot of support from and things for me from a fan's perspective have been great," said Gould. "To give people an opportunity, because obviously people had to help me and I had to get an opportunity to get where I'm at."
Monday's event was to benefit the Lurie Children's Hospital and had some added support from a Walmart sponsorship. Current Bears like Jared Allen and Kyle Fuller were in attendance along with former Bears Brian Urlacher, Jim McMahon and others.
Gould, who will enter his 11th season with the Bears, was grateful for the support of his former teammates and the chance to help out those at Lurie Hospital.
"So to lend a hand and give these families at the hospital a little bit of ease as they go through a situation that is kinda tough obviously for me is pretty special," said Gould.