PRESS RELEASES and News

World Sport Chicago Hosts 5th Annual Valor Games Midwest

Multi-sport competition for wounded veterans and active duty service members Search for veterans continues until July 24th CHICAGO – World Sport Chicago (WSC) will host the fifth annual Valor Games Midwest in Chicago on August 18-20, 2015. The nonprofit honors those who have served our country with this regional, introductory competition for injured, ill and

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Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health Launch PlayStreets 2015

PlayStreets offering events in more neighborhoods than ever to engage children and families in physical activity and play Chicago (June 11, 2015)-Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the kick-off of PlayStreets 2015. Starting Thursday, June 11th, the City of Chicago will host more than 150 special PlayStreets events

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7-Eleven City Slam Presented by Brisk Is Reloaded as Summer’s Best Dunk Contest

Chicago Joins Washington D.C. and Los Angeles as the Backdrops for New Playoff-Style Format to Air on ESPN2 CHICAGO (June 1, 2015) – 7-Eleven City Slam presented by Brisk is back for 2015, and it is bringing the world’s best professional dunkers to Washington D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles. But instead of three stand-alone competitions,

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Premier Skills Community Coach Training Kicks Off in Chicago

CHICAGO (March 16, 2015) – The Premier League and the British Council’s hugely successful Premier Skills initiative will run a community coach training course from Monday, March 23 to Thursday, March 26 2015. The intensive training for grassroots coaches will focus on sports-based youth development through soccer. Trainees will be selected from community development and youth

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Secret U.S. Classic Returns to Sears Centre for Third Straight Year

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 12, 2015) — The Secret U.S. Classic, the final qualifying event for women’s gymnastics for the P&G Gymnastics Championships, will be staged at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., for the third consecutive time. Scheduled for July 25 at 6:30 p.m., the Secret U.S. Classic features some of the USA’s

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World Sport Chicago names Kam Buckner as executive director

CHICAGO (January 06, 2015) – World Sport Chicago (WSC) today announced the hiring of Kam Buckner as the organization’s executive director. Buckner joins WSC from the Chicago Cubs, where he served as manager of government and neighborhood relations. In this position, he managed the ball club’s relationships with elected officials and community groups and served

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Chicago Department of Public Health Celebrates PlayStreets Day, Encourages Kids to Get, Stay Active

City sets new record for most PlayStreets events held in one summer day CHICAGO (July 24, 2014) – As part of the City of Chicago’s ongoing efforts to improve the health and well-being of Chicago’s youth, CDPH Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D. today joined community members in safe, supervised play to kick-off Chicago PlayStreets Day. Happening

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Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health Launches PlayStreets 2014

CHICAGO (June 20, 2014) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) kicked off PlayStreets 2014 today, announcing that the City of Chicago will host more than 140 special PlayStreets events throughout the summer for children and their families to get active. “Every child in every neighborhood deserves to have a fun and

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Premier Skills Program Kicks Off in Chicago

Highlights: Premier Skills launches during same month as 2014 FIFA World Cup. Chicago is the first city in the US where global soccer program will run. Half a million young people reached worldwide already. CHICAGO (June 12, 2014) – Amid rising excitement around the start of the 2014 World Cup, Premier Skills, the Premier League and

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Chicago Fire Foundation Launches P.L.A.Y.S. Program

CHICAGO (March 28, 2013) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Thursday the launch of the Chicago Fire Foundation P.L.A.Y.S. Program (Participate, Learn, Achieve Youth Soccer) created in partnership with World Sport Chicago. This first of its kind program integrates soccer with social and emotional learning (SEL) to not only help kids learn and enjoy

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