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“The Force Behind the Force”

“The Force Behind the Force”

Earlier this year, in an effort to give back to those who “have borne the battle,” the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new nationwide initiative “Summer of Service,” with a focus on growing the number of individuals and organizations serving veterans and their communities. As part of its commitment to this initiative, World

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Child Poverty and (the Lack of) Culture

Child Poverty and (the Lack of) Culture

“Don’t leave anything on your plate. There are children starving in Africa” is a common exhortation we hear in the Western cultures. It gives an impression that here in the developed world children are economically secure and healthy. And that everyone, as Horatio Alger’s rags-to-riches stories portray, no matter what their circumstances are when they’re

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Thankful for a Mission Made Possible by You

Thankful for a Mission Made Possible by You

As the World Sport Chicago staff celebrates Thanksgiving we pause to give thanks to the individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations that have supported us and the work we do! During the past 11 months, World Sport Chicago has received generous support that is fueling our efforts and enabling us to impact lives and communities across

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PlayStreets Chicago in Action!

PlayStreets Chicago in Action!

PlayStreets Chicago has been going strong all summer long. With over 50 events already completed in the South Region, and almost another 25 planned over the next few weeks, the PlayStreets initiative has been a huge success thus far! Every time World Sport Chicago makes it out to an event, we are greeted by an incredible

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Great Competition in Final Summer Track Meet!

Great Competition in Final Summer Track Meet!

Summer Track Program Final Meet Re-cap On Saturday, July 26th,  WSC wrapped up the 2014 Summer Track Program season by hosting the final meet, which combined the qualifier and championship meets, at Brother Rice High School. Almost 400 kids representing 23 Chicago community organizations participated as many friends, family members and supporters came out to celebrate the conclusion

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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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PlayStreets Chicago Off to a Great Start!

PlayStreets Chicago Off to a Great Start!

PlayStreets Chicago has gotten off to a great start this summer! Thanks in large part to the initiative of Healthy Chicago by the Chicago Department of Public Health, PlayStreets has provided thousands of kids with a safe option to play, exercise, and interact with each other in a care-free environment. This past week, World Sport Chicago

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First Summer Track Meet is a Big Success!

First Summer Track Meet is a Big Success!

On Saturday, June 28th World Sport Chicago celebrated Olympic Day by hosting the opening meet of our annual Summer Track Program at St. Rita High School. This free city-wide program offered to Chicago boys and girls ages 6 – 14 is geared towards introducing Chicago’s youth to basic training in track and field and provides

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PLAYS Program Sees Improvement in all Areas

PLAYS Program Sees Improvement in all Areas

After 10 weeks of soccer drills, character development exercises, after-school practices and 3 official games, the PLAYS students finished the school year strong both on and off the field.  For weeks, students worked with their coaches on soccer fundamentals, going through drills and running scrimmages.  For some of the students, the PLAYS program (Participate, Learn, Achieve

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2014 Summer Track Program Preview

2014 Summer Track Program Preview

We are just a few days away now from the kickoff of the sixth season of the WSC Summer Track Program! Everyone at World Sport Chicago is extremely excited and can’t wait for the first meet! Team registration is completely full as 25 Chicago community teams representing different neighborhoods throughout the city will participate in our

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