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Refuse to Lose

Refuse to Lose

This is not a conventional piece congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning their third Stanley Cup in six years. This is not written to take credit away from the transformed Blackhawks organization under Rocky Wirtz. This is not an examination of why the Blackhawks are a modern day dynasty. Instead, my focus in writing this

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7-Eleven City Slam Presented by Brisk

On Saturday, June 27th the 7-Eleven City Slam, presented by Brisk, returns to Chicago! Four of the top dunkers in the world will converge in Seward Park (375 W. Elm Street) to kick off the first of three competitions in major metropolitan areas around the United States. We encourage all who may be interested in

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#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of black Friday and Cyber Monday. I mean who could pass up 50% off a LCD TV or 30% off a brand new tablet? But, in the midst of all this chaos, it’s important not to forget why the holidays are so magical. There

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BAM-Sports Students Meet with World Rugby

BAM-Sports Students Meet with World Rugby

Last night 51 students and mentors from six of our Becoming A Man – Sports Edition schools had the opportunity to meet and train with four players of the New Zealand All Blacks. Admittedly, the fact that the All Blacks are one of the most accomplished international teams was somewhat lost on our BAM guys.

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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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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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Selflessness 101: The San Antonio Spurs

Selflessness 101: The San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs take a 2-1 lead in game four of the NBA Finals over the 2-time defending champion, Miami Heat tonight. The Spurs, led by the trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, are a model of consistency. The Spurs’ success over the last 14+ years, which includes four NBA championships,

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Spin to Break the Cycle Event Recap

Spin to Break the Cycle Event Recap

As we recover from the hours of spinning, we would just like to thank everyone that participated or supported their friends, as well as our volunteers, instructors and partners who made our event such a great success.  Thanks to all of you, so far Spin to Break the Cycle has raised $139,438 for our programs!!

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Supporting Chicago’s Youth

Supporting Chicago’s Youth

It is hard to grasp the fear that young children face in some of Chicago’s neighborhoods as they struggle to thread the challenges of just getting through each day. This past week has been a terrible reminder of the difficulties that so many young people and families have simply trying to enjoy the parks and

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