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Simona Novinec

Simona Novinec

WSC Resident Marathoner Simona joined World Sport Chicago as the first Fellow in the fall 2014. Born and raised in Slovenia, Simona demonstrated a passion for sports from a young age. As a child, Simona represented Slovenia in volleyball at the international level and is still a competitive athlete, participating in multiple marathons and triathlon

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Amanda Sowa

Amanda Sowa

Amanda has been with WSC since its inception in 2007 as part of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid, working as a program and events manager. A native of the Chicago suburbs, she loves attending live sporting events and being part of the Chicago sports community. Amanda believes in the power of sports to teach life

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Max Pinson

Max Pinson

Rookie Rugby Expert Max came to WSC as a BAM-Sports mentor in 2013 before joining the team full time as the BAM-Sports program manager. From a childhood filled with sports to his experience with BAM-Sports, Max has seen the power sports can have on the development of a child and their importance in providing a

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Kam Buckner

Kam Buckner

Community Builder In January 2015, Kam joined WSC as its Executive Director, bringing with him an extensive background in Chicago area sports from his time developing communities with the Chicago Cubs, playing on the University of Illinois football team, and working as an usher at Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, and the United Center. Kam has

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Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller

 WSC’s Katniss Everdeen Since joining our team in 2009, Stephanie has brought her love for sports and desire to make a positive impact in Chicago to WSC. Stephanie works with a number of programs including the WSC Scholarship Program, P.L.A.Y.S., the Athlete Ambassador Program, Paralympic programs, and the Valor Games Midwest. A 19-year veteran of

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