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Intern Perspectives: Caroline Soble (Programming)

Intern Perspectives: Caroline Soble (Programming)

Intern Caroline Soble returns to World Sport Chicago again this year to help us get our summer programs and activities off the ground. In this month’s Intern Perspectives blog, Caroline talks about the importance of not just being active this summer, but branching out and trying a variety of new activities. Recent research by Chicago’s

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2012-2013 BAM-Sports Wrap-Up

2012-2013 BAM-Sports Wrap-Up

As the 2012-2013 school year for Chicago Public School students comes to an end, World Sport Chicago and the Becoming a Man- Sports Edition Team (BAM- Sports) will be wrapping up our program at the beginning of June.  BAM- Sports   combines an in-school male character development curriculum with after-school sports featuring Olympic-type sports not traditionally

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Athlete Ambassadors making big impact

Athlete Ambassadors making big impact

At the beginning of the school year, World Sport Chicago sent Olympians, Paralympians, elite athletes and college student-athletes to Chicago elementary schools to make a difference in the lives of young students.  Thirty Athlete Ambassadors met with their students three times during the school year to talk about goal setting, respect and positive life choices. 

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Archery Equipment 101

Archery Equipment 101

Equipment is a necessity for every sport. From having the right footwear for running to needing a net, knee pads and ball for volleyball, being equipped with the appropriate gear and apparel for your sport is a must. Archery is a very equipment-intensive sport and knowing what you need to get started can be a

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Special Athlete Ambassadors Visit WSC Schools

Special Athlete Ambassadors Visit WSC Schools

As kids work their way through life’s twists and turns, challenges and struggles, it’s important to have positive role models for them to look up to and see that there is a path to success regardless of the obstacles one may face. Our Athlete Ambassador program addresses this need, bringing Olympic, Paralympic and elite athletes

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Intern Perspectives: Connor Walsh (Sponsorship)

Intern Perspectives: Connor Walsh (Sponsorship)

As a kid, there are so many different sports to choose from. The hard part is having the chance to try each sport and being able to choose which ones you like best. This is where the Family Sports Festival comes into play. World Sport Chicago’s annual Family Sports Festival gives adults and children alike

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Volunteer Series: Naomi O’Malley

Volunteer Series: Naomi O’Malley

Volunteers are an invaluable part of the World Sport Chicago team, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce you to some of these amazing people. This Volunteer Series Spotlight introduces you to Naomi O’Malley who has been helping WSC since the 2016 Olympic Bid. WSC: Why did you decide to volunteer with

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Welcome Back, Valor Games Midwest!

Welcome Back, Valor Games Midwest!

We are so excited to have the Valor Games Midwest returning to Chicago this summer! It’s one of our favorite events of the year and WSC is looking forward to hosting hundreds of veterans and service members with physical and visual disabilities for three days of fun, camaraderie and competition! If you’re not yet familiar

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Welcome 2013 WSC Scholars!

Welcome 2013 WSC Scholars!

The 2013 World Sport Chicago Scholars and their families filtered into the archery range at Pulaski Park, checking in at registration to receive their workshop schedule and World Sport Chicago t-shirts.   The annual Meet and Greet signified the kick-off of the World Sport Chicago Scholarship Program, which provides students with a year-long series of workshops

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Q&A with WSC Archery Head Coach

Q&A with WSC Archery Head Coach

Name:  Daniel Ayele Title:  Archery Head Coach How did you become involved with the World Sport Chicago Archery Program? I got involved with World Sport Chicago while working at the Chicago Archery Center.   I had worked at fun shoots throughout the city before the transition to Pulaski Park. How did you become interested in archery

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