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7 Outdoor Games to Take to Your Weekend BBQ

7 Outdoor Games to Take to Your Weekend BBQ

Sunny seventies are coming as are weekend barbeques, festivals and family reunions. Catching up with friends and families after months of Chicago hibernation and enjoying grilled staples are great, and here are some classic outdoor games that can get the whole family moving. Red light, green light – A simple racing game. Runners take a

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Intern Perspectives: Jas Baziuk (Communications)

Intern Perspectives: Jas Baziuk (Communications)

I didn’t play sports growing up. I didn’t train to score points by throwing, catching, kicking, hitting, or playing with an inanimate object, and I never enjoyed racing against something. I was a dancer, singer, cheerleader, all of which were more about expression than competition for me. This kind of background would be expected of

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Announcing the WSC Scholarship Finalists

Announcing the WSC Scholarship Finalists

With the college decision deadline quickly approaching on May 1st, high school seniors across the country are carefully considering acceptance letters, financial aid packages and the glossy college brochures they have accumulated over the past several months.  The 50 WSC Scholars are doing the same, and on May 6th, they will announce their final college

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Rugby 101

Rugby 101

With spring finally in the air, our BAM-Sports Program is starting up rugby season! Find out why we think this sport is so great and learn a little of its history below. A Little History The sport of rugby traces its beginnings to England in the 19th century.  It began as a style of football

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A Spectator’s Guide to Wrestling

A Spectator’s Guide to Wrestling

Wrestling is considered to be one of the world’s oldest sports, originating in Greece as a form of combat training. Now, as WSC Wrestling Festival 2014 (Saturday, April 26th) is fast approaching, we thought we’d prepare spectators by providing a beginner’s guide to wrestling. Match Format A wrestling meet or tournament consists of many matches

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SportsLaunch: Summer Track Program Registration

SportsLaunch: Summer Track Program Registration

Track is back! World Sport Chicago is excited to offer the sixth 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

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BAM Sports Season Update

BAM Sports Season Update

The Becoming a Man – Sports Edition Program has finished up its boxing program for the year and is starting up with rugby for the spring. We are hoping the change to rugby will finally bring spring weather to Chicago! On Saturday, March 22nd the BAM Boxing season ended with a great tournament at Fuller

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Q&A with Olympic Medalist / Athlete Ambassador Christine Magnuson

Q&A with Olympic Medalist / Athlete Ambassador Christine Magnuson

Athlete Ambassador and two-time Olympic swimming medalist Christine Marie Magnuson talks to us about her experience with sport and how it can be used as a vehicle for character development. Growing up, how did sport influence your character development? “Being involved in sports had a huge impact on my character. Teamwork. Sportsmanship. Respect. Hard work. I was

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