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Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Previously to working with World Sport Chicago, I had never held a position with a non-profit organization. Although I have worked in the sports industry, I did not know what this experience would entail. My time with World Sport Chicago is coming to a close, and my experience has taught me that I genuinely enjoy

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No Two PlayStreets are the Same

No Two PlayStreets are the Same

During the 2015 edition of PlayStreets day, a record 16 PlayStreets events were held throughout Chicago. I was lucky enough to attend four events, located in South Chicago, Roseland, Morgan Park, and Bridgeport. One thought I took away from the day is that each PlayStreets had a unique flavor to it, provided by the neighborhood’s

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Intern Perspectives: Steps Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

Intern Perspectives: Steps Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

In an earlier blog post this summer, I noted that seven seconds of moderate jump roping can burn one calorie for a 100 pound child. This number increases with weight. Any physical activity that causes an increase in heart rate will provide similar results. If a calorie is burned every several seconds with moderate exercise,

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Intern Perspectives: Striving to Prove Myself

Intern Perspectives: Striving to Prove Myself

I would expect most people who willingly enter into a tryout will give it their all. I think this is a responsibility that comes with participation. If I agree to do something where I am being evaluated then I owe it to myself to avoid producing a lackluster effort, which would be a waste of

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4 Cool Ways to Stay Active

4 Cool Ways to Stay Active

These past two weeks have featured high temperatures and muggy humidity. Traditional summer weather is seemingly here to stay in Chicago. Whether this is actually desirable or not is debatable, however it is enough to make most people sweat. Although I spend the school year in Florida, at the University of Miami, Chicago weather holds

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A Welcomed Sight

A Welcomed Sight

In certain neighborhoods of Chicago, a police presence is not necessarily a welcomed sight. In areas where crime rates are considered higher than average, some people feel that they are unfairly targeted by police. Whether they are correct or not is irrelevant to the apparent problem of distrust between some communities and their police force,

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Can You Play?

Can You Play?

“Can you play” is a question commonly asked by children, often enthusiastically. However, I think that any child who asks “can you play” still says it in a tone that acknowledges the possible rejection of their humble request. At the most recent PlayStreets event I attended, I was engaged in my usual duty of photographing

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The Next Generation of Leaders

This fall, World Sport Chicago will be introducing the newly inducted members of its first Associate Board, which can also be known as a junior board. Rather than an executive board, a junior board is a group of professionals who are actively engaged in supporting an organization’s mission. There are several key benefits that a

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Play Without Limits

Play Without Limits

Children playing on playground equipment is a welcome and uplifting sight. At PlayStreets events, however, playground equipment remains in the background. Let me explain why. One of PlayStreets’ goals is to encourage play that can occur anywhere. This is embodied by the fact that a PlayStreets event is a “pop-up” play station, and can be

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Back on Track

Back on Track

Now that summer is finally here, the WSC crew is busy as always, divvying up our time between the Summer Track Program and PLAYStreets events, as well as planning fun events for the near future. Chicago isn’t “the kind of place where people tend to stray from their geographic comfort zones,” reads today’s Redeye article.

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