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PlayStreets Chicago Takes Leaps and Bounds – And the Kids Will Too!

PlayStreets Chicago Takes Leaps and Bounds – And the Kids Will Too!

Earlier this month, World Sport Chicago announced its renewed collaboration with the Active Transportation Alliance and LISC Chicago on facilitating PlayStreets Chicago with communities on Chicago’s south side. The 2014 initiative, led by the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health, will grow significantly over the 50 events and 10,000 attendees reached

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What It Means to be a “Sports Town”

What It Means to be a “Sports Town”

Contrary to popular belief, being a sports city isn’t a numbers game. You can’t determine how much of an impact sports have on a community by most wins, most trophies, most ticket sales, or really most anything. Many surveys that evaluate the country’s most dedicated sports cities focus on how many teams there are, usually

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Athlete Ambassador Program Wraps Up for the School Year

Athlete Ambassador Program Wraps Up for the School Year

Even though the school year is winding down, World Sport Chicago is still busy keeping kids active in school and community-based programs.  One of which being the school-based Athlete Ambassador Program, an athlete engagement program that matches Olympians, Paralympians, professional, and college student-athletes with Chicago elementary schools. During the final weeks of school, Athlete Ambassadors are

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Wrestling Festival 2014 Recap

Wrestling Festival 2014 Recap

On Saturday, April 26th almost 800 wrestlers from all over the Midwest came to Chicago to take part in World Sport Chicago’s 5th annual Wrestling Festival at Navy Pier. The event, presented in partnership with USA Wrestling, the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation, Chicago Wrestling Club and Beat the Streets continues to grow each year and

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The World’s Most Popular Sports

The World’s Most Popular Sports

One of our aims at World Sport Chicago has been to introduce non-traditional, global sports to the greater Chicago community, but what are the MOST popular sports in the world and why? Surprisingly, determining the world’s most popular sports is nearly impossible because “popular” is so difficult to define. “Popular” can be interpreted in an almost infinite number

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Preparations Continue for Summer Track Program

Preparations Continue for Summer Track Program

The WSC Summer Track Program will kick off in just a few weeks and we are very busy planning and preparing for the season.  Team registration is already full and participant registration is now open. All registration information can be found at  here.  We are also in the process of securing venues for our meets, scheduled

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Valor Games Midwest 2014

Valor Games Midwest 2014

World Sport Chicago is excited to host the fourth annual Valor Games Midwest this August 20-22nd for injured, ill and wounded veterans and active duty service members! The Valor Games Midwest serves as a regional, introductory competition that provides an opportunity for athletes to compete in field, cycling, rowing, archery and powerlifting.  The goal of

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Zeke Markshausen and Nick Roach Partner with Breakthrough’s Sports Academy

Zeke Markshausen and Nick Roach Partner with Breakthrough’s Sports Academy

Recently we have had the opportunity to connect former and current NFL players Zeke Markshausen and Nick Roach with our community partner Breakthrough Urban Ministries to supply equipment for players in a girls’ basketball league. This event was the pilot of Markshausen and Roach’s joint initiative to provide athletic resources to sports communities in need

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