About World Sport Chicago

At World Sport Chicago, we believe that play can change the world. 

We envision a Chicago in which all communities have the confidence and unity to create healthy, creative and socially productive opportunities for young people to play daily. A Chicago where play is valued as an essential process to every child’s physical, emotional and psychological development. A Chicago where all communities have their own unique associations, capacities and investment to address the barriers to play.

The key to this vision is in our approach. Our most inuential partners come from within the communities themselves, and we work shoulder to shoulder in order to make this vision a reality.

World Sport Chicago has a unique history as the living legacy of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The organization has evolved substantially since the bid, yet the collaborative spirit that drove those efforts remains central to our work.

Our Mission

The mission of World Sport Chicago is to support community leadership toward equitable access to play and sport in Chicago.

World Sport Chicago accomplishes this through our core principles, which guide our work. Our organization strives to:

  • Mobilize leaders from within the communities we serve
  • Act on the long-view, creating long term, systemic change
  • Create programs with child-like wonder, using any and every resource available
  • Serve with authenticity, developing real and vibrant connections with the communities of Chicago

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Reach the World Sport Chicago team by phone during normal business hours, Monday through Friday: (312) 861-4850.

Questions about partnerships, programming or supporting youth sport engagement can also be emailed: info@worldsportchicago.org.

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