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Great Competition in Final Summer Track Meet!

Great Competition in Final Summer Track Meet!

Summer Track Program Final Meet Re-cap On Saturday, July 26th,  WSC wrapped up the 2014 Summer Track Program season by hosting the final meet, which combined the qualifier and championship meets, at Brother Rice High School. Almost 400 kids representing 23 Chicago community organizations participated as many friends, family members and supporters came out to celebrate the conclusion

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Warrior Wednesday: LT Rickey Bennett

Warrior Wednesday: LT Rickey Bennett

Our Warrior Wednesday series continues this week with Lieutenant Rickey Bennett. LT Bennett served eleven years in the Navy, serving in Kuwait and Iraq. While on active duty in Iraq, Bennett suffered a TBI (Trauatic Brain Injury) from multiple bombs and explosions. It changed his life. From his injuries, he became a shell of his

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Chicago Bulls Put Together “Solid” Team

Chicago Bulls Put Together “Solid” Team

courtesy of probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com While the Chicago Bulls did not land prized free agent Carmelo Anthony, the Bulls still improved this summer. If there’s one word to appropriately describe the make-up of this year’s team it would be: SOLID. The Chicago Bulls have depth, which they did not have enough of last year. The Bulls have

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3 Important Benefits to “Play” and “Staying Active”

The inaugural PlayStreets Day 2014 is tomorrow, July 24th. Kids from all over Chicago will have the opportunity to enjoy a safe environment to have fun, play with kids, and exercise through a variety of activities. This led us to think: “What are the 3 most important benefits to kids who “play” and stay active?” The

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Warrior Wednesday: HM1 Donald Davis

Warrior Wednesday: HM1 Donald Davis

Over the past several weeks, our Warrior Wednesday series has shined a light on the incredible stories of athletes competing in the Valor Games Midwest.  These military veterans all share a common bond: Each competitor has endured injuries and disabilities sustained during active duty or while with the military. This week’s edition of Warrior Wednesday showcases

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Intern Perspectives: Brian Hannig (Community-Based Program Planning and Management)

Intern Perspectives: Brian Hannig (Community-Based Program Planning and Management)

After a month and a half of being an intern at World Sport Chicago, I couldn’t have asked for a better workplace environment than the one that is offered here.  I will not hesitate to admit that before my internship started I was definitely nervous as to what was in store.  Hailing from a small

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PlayStreets Chicago Off to a Great Start!

PlayStreets Chicago Off to a Great Start!

PlayStreets Chicago has gotten off to a great start this summer! Thanks in large part to the initiative of Healthy Chicago by the Chicago Department of Public Health, PlayStreets has provided thousands of kids with a safe option to play, exercise, and interact with each other in a care-free environment. This past week, World Sport Chicago

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Warrior Wednesday: SFC Michael Grant

Warrior Wednesday: SFC Michael Grant

Our Warrior Wednesday series continues this week with the uplifting story of Sergeant First Class Michael Grant. Sergeant Grant’s life dramatically changed after a cell-phone detonated IED bomb exploded while he was on patrol. In a matter of seconds, Grant, a former athlete and a man who was always in the best of shape, no

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The Chicago Blackhawks Making the Right Moves This Off-Season

The Chicago Blackhawks Making the Right Moves This Off-Season

courtesy of blackhawks.nhl.com It may be only July, but let’s talk some Blackhawks… With a lot of big name teams making big name roster moves this summer, Chicago Blackhawk fans may wonder, “Why aren’t we making moves too?” When you see your own team remaining quiet in the off-season (only signing one new face, Brad

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Patience is a Virtue for Chicago Cubs Fans

Patience is a Virtue for Chicago Cubs Fans

Courtesy of chicago.cubs.mlb.com/ The Chicago Cubs are, “Lovable Losers”, “Cursed”, “The team that will never win another World Series”. These are the sentiments shared amongst all of the non-Cubs fans and the non-believers in the world. If you are a true Cubs fan, then every year, regardless of the projected outlook of the team, and the

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