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Mentoring WSC Scholars

Mentoring WSC Scholars

Hearing “thank you” from a teenager is so unexpected.  But often, that’s the very reason why mentors work with the WSC Scholars – to guide them through their college decisions, to celebrate with them when they receive college acceptance letters and to know that the students really appreciate the time and effort they have put

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2013 Valor Games Midwest

2013 marks the third year that World Sport Chicago will host the Valor Games Midwest  and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our nation’s veterans with disabilities back to Chicago, August 12-14.  Once again, the Valor Games Midwest is being supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs , U.S. Paralympics and the Chicago Park District. Valor

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Developing Youth Resiliency, Kids Exposed to Violence

Developing Youth Resiliency, Kids Exposed to Violence

Robert Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment, blogged last month in the Huffington Post on what he called the “childhood cliff”. As lawmakers were still trying to reach the New Years Eve agreement on how to address the national crisis of the “fiscal cliff”, Mr. Ross was worried about the desperate reality the

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Making Sport Available to Everyone

World Sport Chicago has been continually working to bring sports to communities throughout Chicago that lack adequate resources (three specific examples lie in our SportsLaunch programs in archery, track & field and wrestling).  In some cases it is economics that are the challenge. Sometimes its sports skills or transportation, and sometimes its simply awareness of

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It’s Too Cold to Exercise

It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s snowing. Okay, maybe the snow hasn’t been much of an excuse yet, but the cold and lack of daylight seem to be two really good reasons people fall back on for not being as active during the winter months. Being an avid triathlete, I find it very difficult having to force myself

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Partner Spotlight: dare2tri Paratriathlon Club

Partner Spotlight: dare2tri Paratriathlon Club

World Sport Chicago has the unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the most incredible community organizations in our city – all working to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago. Throughout the year, we’re going to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of these amazing organizations and this month

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Introducing the New WSC Archery Range

Introducing the New WSC Archery Range

The Plan: This past fall, we decided to take steps toward improving our archery program at Pulaski Park.  The idea was to move classes from the auditorium into the unoccupied basement which would provide us with a dedicated space to host archery classes, open lane shooting and special events.  The new space would also allow

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Running into 2013 – Get Fit for Chicago!

Running into 2013 – Get Fit for Chicago!

The start of a New Year brings New Year’s resolutions.  If you are like many people, your resolutions may include personal goals to improve your health and fitness, make a difference in the community, invest in building relationships, and push yourself to experience new things.  With the business of life and the obstacles that come

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Let the WSC Scholar Interviews Begin

Chicago student-athletes filter into WSC’s office one by one, wearing business attire and nervous smiles as they prepare for the scholarship interview sessions, which will help determine the 10 WSC Scholars who will receive $5,000 annual college scholarships (up to $20,000 total). Over the past year, WSC mentors and staff have gotten to know the

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With a Re-Launch Comes a Re-Commitment

With a Re-Launch Comes a Re-Commitment

Welcome to the new World Sport Chicago website.  With this new site we’re hoping that you’ll find it easier to learn about the many exciting programs and events we are creating for the youth of Chicago. While the site has changed, what remains unchanged is our commitment to building the capacity of sports programs in

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