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New P.L.A.Y.S. Soccer Program Announced

New P.L.A.Y.S. Soccer Program Announced

One of the core values here at World Sport Chicago is collaboration. We couldn’t do what we do without the support and partnerships of many community organizations from around the city. Our latest initiative is no exception. WSC is teaming up with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club on the launch of the Chicago Fire Foundation P.L.A.Y.S. Program

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WSC Summer Track Program Team Registration Now Open!

WSC Summer Track Program Team Registration Now Open!

World Sport Chicago is excited to announce the fifth season of our Summer Track Program!  This free city-wide program, for boys and girls ages 6 – 14, is designed to provide basic training in track and field as well as community based programming to keep kids active and engaged in positive activities during the summer. 

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Wrestling Fest Returns

Wrestling Fest Returns

WSC is busy planning for the return of the Wrestling Festival to Chicago’s Navy Pier which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  We are proud to host this event for the fourth consecutive year with our partners, which include USA Wrestling, IKWF, Chicago Wrestling Club and Beat the Streets. This open tournament, which is

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Color Me Rad 5k is headed for Chicago

Color Me Rad 5k is headed for Chicago

World Sport Chicago is excited to announce that we are the official Charity partner for the Chicago Color Me Rad 5k! This high energy, colorful race will leave its mark on Chicago at Soldier Field on July 20, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The Color Me Rad 5k is an untimed race that is open to

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Our Big Ten Program Comes to a Close

Our Big Ten Program Comes to a Close

As our executive director, Scott Myers, blogged about last week, WSC is proud to have partnered with the Chicago Sports Commission and the Big Ten Conference on implementing a community outreach component of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, which was held in Chicago last weekend. There’s plenty of excitement about the sport of basketball

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Archery Hits the Mark for Sunil Sangle

Archery Hits the Mark for Sunil Sangle

SportsLaunch’s archery program, presented by World Sport Chicago, aims to introduce Chicago to archery; while providing a safe, fun and recreational experience. Archery Program Partcipant, Sunil Sangle, did a Q & A with WSC to talk about his experience. How did you become interested in Archery? The desire was always there. Whenever I used to

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Making Major Sporting Events a Win – Win for all of Chicago

Making Major Sporting Events a Win – Win for all of Chicago

This week, Chicago plays host to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.  It’s been many years since the tournament has been in the city and it’s credit to the new Chicago Sports Commission that the event is now back here on alternating years. Major events such as the Big Ten Tournament are a great way

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Christopher Elementary School Meets Athlete Ambassadors

Christopher Elementary School Meets Athlete Ambassadors

The students quietly filed into the gymnasium at Christopher Elementary school and positioned themselves alongside one of the gym’s walls.  The class, an integrated group of 7th and 8th grade students including able-bodied students and students with physical disabilities, were curious about the strangers in the room – a man and woman dressed in Team

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Volunteer Series: Sharyne Tu

Volunteer Series: Sharyne Tu

World Sport Chicago relies on amazing volunteers to help ensure our events are a success. Volunteers are a key part of many non-profits and WSC is lucky to have some of the best volunteers in the city. In this volunteer series blog, meet long-time WSC volunteer, Sharyne Moy Tu. How long have you been volunteering

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Insight through Collaboration – Urban Youth Sports Institute

World Sport Chicago’s Urban Youth Sports Institute was started during the Chicago’s Bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in response to a couple observations: There are countless individuals, programs and organizations in Chicago leveraging sport for positive social development and addressing the unique challenges of under resourced urban communities. There is a relatively

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