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Volunteer Series: Marin Hoag

Volunteer Series: Marin Hoag

World Sport Chicago is fortunate to have a network of more than 3,000 volunteers who are passionate about the organization and committed to helping us make a difference in Chicago through sport. This blog is the second in a series where our volunteers reflect on their experience with World Sport Chicago. We are excited to

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Volunteer Series: Michael Nelson

Volunteer Series: Michael Nelson

Volunteers are a vital part of the World Sport Family and the power that makes our mission possible.  Beyond the work they do and the talents they share, each of our more than 3,000 volunteers bring a unique story and passion to the organization.  This blog is the first of a series where we hear

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Mentoring WSC Scholars

Mentoring WSC Scholars

Hearing “thank you” from a teenager is so unexpected.  But often, that’s the very reason why mentors work with the WSC Scholars – to guide them through their college decisions, to celebrate with them when they receive college acceptance letters and to know that the students really appreciate the time and effort they have put

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2013 Valor Games Midwest

2013 marks the third year that World Sport Chicago will host the Valor Games Midwest  and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our nation’s veterans with disabilities back to Chicago, August 12-14.  Once again, the Valor Games Midwest is being supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs , U.S. Paralympics and the Chicago Park District. Valor

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Developing Youth Resiliency, Kids Exposed to Violence

Developing Youth Resiliency, Kids Exposed to Violence

Robert Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment, blogged last month in the Huffington Post on what he called the “childhood cliff”. As lawmakers were still trying to reach the New Years Eve agreement on how to address the national crisis of the “fiscal cliff”, Mr. Ross was worried about the desperate reality the

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Making Sport Available to Everyone

World Sport Chicago has been continually working to bring sports to communities throughout Chicago that lack adequate resources (three specific examples lie in our SportsLaunch programs in archery, track & field and wrestling).  In some cases it is economics that are the challenge. Sometimes its sports skills or transportation, and sometimes its simply awareness of

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It’s Too Cold to Exercise

It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s snowing. Okay, maybe the snow hasn’t been much of an excuse yet, but the cold and lack of daylight seem to be two really good reasons people fall back on for not being as active during the winter months. Being an avid triathlete, I find it very difficult having to force myself

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Partner Spotlight: dare2tri Paratriathlon Club

Partner Spotlight: dare2tri Paratriathlon Club

World Sport Chicago has the unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the most incredible community organizations in our city – all working to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago. Throughout the year, we’re going to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of these amazing organizations and this month

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Introducing the New WSC Archery Range

Introducing the New WSC Archery Range

The Plan: This past fall, we decided to take steps toward improving our archery program at Pulaski Park.  The idea was to move classes from the auditorium into the unoccupied basement which would provide us with a dedicated space to host archery classes, open lane shooting and special events.  The new space would also allow

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Running into 2013 – Get Fit for Chicago!

Running into 2013 – Get Fit for Chicago!

The start of a New Year brings New Year’s resolutions.  If you are like many people, your resolutions may include personal goals to improve your health and fitness, make a difference in the community, invest in building relationships, and push yourself to experience new things.  With the business of life and the obstacles that come

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