CHICAGO (CBS) — Some Chicago kids could hardly believe it when former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit on Tuesday.
Mr. Obama showed up for a practice for the Chicago Southside Wolfpack youth football team in Jackson Park.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
Mr. Obama had some advice for the players.READ MORE: Years After Promise Of $100,000 From State And Photo-Op Prop Check, AMVETS Post 14 In Clinton, Illinois Has Not Seen A Dime
“Sometimes, you’re going to have some doubts. Sometimes, you’re going to make mistakes. Sometimes, you won’t get what you want right away,” he told the team. “But the key is – can you build that strength in yourself to come back?”MORE NEWS: Some Residents Say A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Would Benefit Community, Others Say It Would Bring Unwelcome Traffic And Crowds
The team will soon have a new field to play on at Jackson Park, ahead of the groundbreaking of the Obama Presidential Center later this year.