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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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Intern Perspectives: A Fine Regard for Rugby

Intern Perspectives: A Fine Regard for Rugby

For the second summer in a row, Rugby Illinois is continuing a partnership with World Sport Chicago to implement rugby at PlayStreets events. Americans view the sport of rugby as an anomaly. Many wonder, is it like soccer because kicking the ball is allowed? Or is it similar to football, because of its physical demands?

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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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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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Warrior Wednesday: Introduction

Warrior Wednesday: Introduction

Today marks our first edition of “Warrior Wednesday”. Each Wednesday leading up to the Valor Games Midwest from August 20-22, World Sport Chicago will showcase one of the Valor Game’s athletes.  The Valor Games Midwest provides incredible opportunities for veterans with disabilities to come together for three days of sports, competition, and camaraderie. These veterans

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Disabled Veterans Reap the Benefits of the Valor Games

Disabled Veterans Reap the Benefits of the Valor Games

May was National Military Appreciation Month, but many organizations honor and support our veterans and active duty service members year-round.  One of the ways World Sport Chicago supports those who have served is by hosting the Valor Games Midwest, an annual competition in August. This regional, introductory competition is for injured, ill and wounded veterans

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Meet Your Spin Instructors for Spin to Break the Cycle

Meet Your Spin Instructors for Spin to Break the Cycle

Check out our all-star lineup of spin instructors for Spin to Break the Cycle, happening March 8 at the House of Blues Chicago. These trained professionals will keep you motivated and make sure you’re giving it your all! Kelly Amshoff Kelly began teaching with Fitness Formula Clubs three years ago, when she moved to Chicago

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Chicago Wrestling Festival for All Ages

Chicago Wrestling Festival for All Ages

Wrestling is an exciting sport for all ages, and with the Chicago Wrestling Festival just around the corner (Saturday April 26), we asked one of our wrestling coaches, Dave Burchett, to help explain why it is such a great sport for athletes of all ages to try. Why is wrestling a good sport for all ages? Wrestling

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Chicago Mustangs Tickets for Ron Neuman Cup

Chicago Mustangs Tickets for Ron Neuman Cup

The Ron Neuman Cup, which will be hosted at the Sears Centre March 15-16, is  donating a portion of the proceeds to partner charity organizations. One of our Athlete Ambassadors, Joshio Sandoval, has nominated World Sport Chicago as a partner organization.  So for each ticket that is sold, WSC will receive a portion of the

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