Sport for Good Chicago

Launched in June 2018, Sport for Good Chicago is a collective that provides a platform for collaboration and advocates for sport as a vehicle for social change in our community. Since our launch in 2018, we have:

  • Provided more than 60 grants impacting the lives of over 50,000 young people
  • Trained more than 250+ local coaches in sports-based youth development and positive youth development best practices
  • Built partnerships with local and state officials to secure $10.5M in government appropriations funding through ICJIA, providing grants to organizations working in R3 Zones, which have the highest concentration of reported violence and child poverty throughout the state.

Together, we imagine a Chicago where every child has the opportunity to be part of a team, every coach is trained in life-skill development and sport-skill development, every park is a safe haven, and every program receives the support it needs to thrive.

Sport for Good Chicago is Laureus USA’s fourth Sport for Good City, built on learnings and experience from our efforts in Atlanta, New Orleans, and New York City.

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Andrea Johnson

Cooper Thompson, Trainer, Center for Healing and Justice through Sport

Jack Callahan, Senior National Director, Up2Us Sports

Jill Eid, Executive Director, Girls on the Run

Lea Jesse, Executive Director, First Tee of Greater Chicago

Loree Washington, Associate Director, ACE Project

Pharlone Toussaint, Director of External Affairs, Center for Healing and Justice through Sport

Trena Harris, Deputy Director of Revenue, Chicago Park District