DAVID KAPLAN

WALK AS ONE CHICAGO

David Kaplan’s walk to unite Chicago benefitting Bernie’s Book Bank.

While you may know David Kaplan as host of Kap & J. Hood on ESPN Chicago he is also a valued supporter of Bernie’s Book Bank. Understanding 2020 was a difficult year, David decided he wanted to do something to bring a hope and unity during these unprecedented times. Thus, Walk as One Chicago was born! On September 29th, 2020, Darrin Utynek, CEO of Bernie’s Book Bank joined David for a 29 mile walk from Ohio St. Beach in Chicago to Jens Jensen Park to raise awareness and support for Bernie’s Book Bank. The goal was to raise $87,000 to sponsor 29 schools. They’ve EXCEEDED the goal with $90,000+ in donations in 2020!

Mark your calendar, the 2021 Walk As One Chicago will be Thursday, September 23rd!

This year, the event on September 23rd will be open to walkers! Participants will walk 24 miles from the United Center to Northwestern University alongside David and Darrin to provide free quality books for local children. Every walker commits to raising $1,000 for Bernie’s Book Bank.