Thank you for your support from the Chicago Fire Foundation!
The support you give will pave the way for many children of Chicago to develop healthier lifestyles, both physically and mentally, through the beautiful game of soccer.
Soccer is a thread that continually runs through my life. I grew up playing this beautiful game just like many other kids in Chicago, and through this play, I have learned to appreciate the amount of influence this amazing game has in someone's life.
I am enthusiastic to be running for such a prestigious foundation. With your help and the Chicago Fire Foundation, we can spread the beautiful game to Chicago youth. I am motivated by the ability soccer has to empower lives and bring together Chicago as a community through service and commitment.
The commitment to run a race at any distance should not be unappreciated; raising money to support a worthwhile cause makes this achievement even more notable! The funds raised as a part of Team CFF will help the Chicago Fire Foundation expand its award winning P.L.A.Y.S. (Participate, Learn, Achieve, Youth, Soccer) Program!
This 10-week innovative program takes place in the spring and is committed to enhancing the academic performance and development of key social and emotional skills of elementary school students through a sport based curriculum.
P.L.A.Y.S. began in 2013, and has since been able to provide over 200,000 hours of soccer to boys and girls in grades 3-5. In 2020, the program is expanding to 40 Chicago Public Schools across some of the most underserved neighborhoods in the city. For more information on the Chicago Fire Foundation and the P.L.A.Y.S. program, please visit https://www.chicago-fire.com/community.
Make a meaningful donation today to help the Chicago Fire Foundation impact more youth in need through the power of soccer.
$5,000 = Sponsorship of one school for entire season
$1,500 = Bus transportation for entire season for one program school
$500 = Soccer balls and equipment for one program school
$50 = Equipment and uniform for one program participant
$25 = Soccer ball for one program participant