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Learning Judo the Olympic Way!

Learning Judo the Olympic Way!

Judo is a modern martial art that‚Äôs contested at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It‚Äôs been on the Olympic program since 1964 and the Paralympic program since 1988. The sport was created in Japan in 1882 and ‚Äújudo‚ÄĚ translates to ‚Äúgentle way.‚ÄĚ In Paralympic competition, judo is played by athletes with visual impairments and

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P.L.A.Y.S. On!

P.L.A.Y.S. On!

Personal experience tells us that sports can help kids in many ways.  Whether they are involved in the local little league or compete at an elite level, sports teaches important life skills, provides new opportunities for engagement and helps kids build character.  This is something we all know, but research on the subject of youth

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Intern Perspectives: Ashley Bowen (Sponsorship)

Intern Perspectives: Ashley Bowen (Sponsorship)

For as long as I can remember, I have always been captivated by the spirit and camaraderie of the Olympics Games, as well as the inspiring athletic achievement s that take place. Regardless if it is the Summer or Winter Olympics, I am glued to the TV and try to watch as much of it

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Capturing PlayStreets Spring Break!

Capturing PlayStreets Spring Break!

During spring break, we took to the streets¬†in eight neighborhoods throughout Chicago to get people active. Each neighborhood brought something unique to the table — from yoga, flag football, rock climbing walls, and martial arts — and each neighborhood succeed in getting families out to play. Over the week, we collected photos at each PlayStreets

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Community Partners: Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Community Partners: Breakthrough Urban Ministries

What started in 1992 as a simple drop-in shelter for homeless adults on Chicago’s Northside has since evolved into so much more. Twenty years later, Breakthrough Urban Ministries operates a men’s shelter, a women’s shelter, after-school programs, and a Fresh Market neighborhood food pantry on Chicago’s Westside in East Garfield Park. Each year, Breakthrough serves: 70,000 meals to the

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Volunteer Season is Upon Us Again!

Volunteer Season is Upon Us Again!

Later this month, organizations from around the country will celebrate National Volunteer Week. The event officially takes place from April 21-27, but World Sport Chicago is kicking off its volunteer recognition just a bit early! The Chicago Cubs have again invited the World Sport Chicago team to be guests at upcoming games! The first 50

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FOX NEWS: Getting to the root of Chicago’s gang violence problem [VIDEO]

First broadcast on FOX News, 04/10/2013, Garrett Tenney reporting: The ‚ÄėBe a Man‚Äô [sic.] program combines sports with group counseling WATCH THE CLIP

Preparations Continue for WSC Summer Track Program

Preparations Continue for WSC Summer Track Program

The WSC Summer Track Program will kick off in just a couple of months and we are very busy planning and preparing for the season.  Our track management team continues to register Chicago community organizations to participate in the program and we are getting ready to open participant registration.  We are also in the process

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Teaming Up with Kenny Battle!

Teaming Up with Kenny Battle!

WSC teamed up with the National Basketball Retired Players Association to bring former NBA player and University of Illinois basketball legend Kenny Battle to four Chicago elementary schools. The visits were a reward to the schools that had the highest participation in a recent physical activity challenge that was part of the Books for Baskets

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Intern Perspectives: Ebahi Ejerekhile (Programming)

A student‚Äôs job responsibilities could be simply seen as to learn, grow, and develop.¬† But what about play?¬† Have we forgotten the old saying, ‚ÄúAll work and no play, makes Alex a dull boy (or girl)‚ÄĚ?¬† For those who have, PlayStreets is here to re-ignite outdoor play among all age groups.¬† This past week, in

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