Walk As One Chicago

David Kaplan's Walk To Unite Chicago Benefiting Bernie's Book Bank

While you may know David Kaplan, as host of Kap+J-Hood on ESPN 1000 or co-host of Sports Talk Live on NBC Sports Chicago, he is also a valued supporter of Bernie’s Book Bank. Understanding 2020 has been 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! Thank you for supporting our mission through Walk As One Chicago.

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Darrin Utynek, Tommy Hawk and David Kaplan.

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

View galley below for a look at David Kaplan and Darrin Utynek’s 29 mile journey: 

Thank you to our 2020 supporters!

Looking for more ways to engage with our mission? Learn about additional fundraising events at Bernie’s Book Bank.